Seminar Archive - 2011

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All staff and students are welcome. A complete list of past seminars can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Tomas Watson - UNSW
The Movie Link Game is a game in which the object is tolink two actors via their co-stars using only cinema release films.  Forexample, if we were challenged to link the two Academy Award...

Stephen Sanchez - UNSW
The scoring system in 10-pin blowing is not too difficult to understand, but complicated enough to be of interest. In this light-hearted talk we will discuss the number of possible different bowling...

Maurizio Manuguerra - Department of Statistics, Macquarie University
With about 15 million units sold worldwide and 85 percent market share in 2010, the iPad has re-invented the "tablet computer" market. Given the high and ever-growing number of apps available, its...

Daniel Chan - UNSW
Given a power series  f(x,y) ∈C[[x,y]]  with zero constant term, the equation  f = 0  defines a ``plane" curve which can be studied algebraically using the ring  R = C[[x,y]]/(f). One way to measure...

Stephen J Maher - UNSW
Late last year my football team participated in a 7-a-side knock out tournament. The tournament was set to be a knock out from the first round, which could result in a team only playing a single game...

Dr Latifa Debbi - University Ferhat Abbas, Setif, Algeria
The aim of the talk is to a give a survey of recent analytical and numerical results in the theory of partial dierential equations driven by fractional operators and perturbed by space-time white...

Kenneth Chan - UNSW
The Mathematical and Statistical Biology Symposium is an informal forum for researchers to hear about work in progress.  The format consists of a 30 minute presentation followed by coffee and cake...

Catherine Greenhill - UNSW
There are only a few methods for analysing the rate of convergence of a Markov chain to its stationary distribution. One such is the canonical path method of Jerrum and Sinclair. This is essentially...

Bruce Brown - UNSW
A confidence interval changes from a random to a fixed interval after its random end-points are observed. Then, interpreting the coverage probability as a posterior probability statement about the...

Dr Adelle Coster - School of Mathematics and Statistics
The Mathematical and Statistical Biology Symposium is an informal forum for researchers to hear about work in progress. The format consists of a 30 minute presentation followed by coffee and cake in...

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