Seminar Archive - 2012

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.

Daniel Mansfield - The University of New South Wales
An introductory talk on what it means to be computable. For example, we would expect f(x) = x + 1 to be a computable function, but not f(x) = "Saturday's winning lotto number". We shall conclude with...

Dr Jakub Stoklosa - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW
Understanding the changes in abundance for wildlife populations across time is critical to developing appropriate conservation strategies. These changes may be due to environmental or biotic...

Dr. James Wood - Faculty of Medicine
For immunising infections, serological data is a valuable source of information about individual and population histories of infection. In more recent times, serological data is a marker for both...

Prof Ian Marschner - Department of Statistics, Macquarie University
I will discuss work from a recently published paper (Marschner, Gillett and O'Connell, 2012) on regression models for counts and binary outcomes that have a combination of additive and...

Daniel Mansfield - UNSW
Join us for a night of Maths, Murder and the 4-colour theorem as we travel through cinema to Japan for the crime/thriller Suspect X.www.imdb.com/title/tt1160629/

A/Prof Andrzej Kozek - Department of Statistics, Macquarie University
Given an image of a signature, its classification as genuine or a forged one has been and remains an important challenge of Forensic Sciences and in particular of forensic documents examiners. The...

Daniel Mansfield - UNSW
The next Math Movie Night will screen two short (20 min total) films:"Sherlock Holmes in The Singular Case of the Plural Green Mustache" (1965): This is actually a puppet marionette stage performance...

Professor Stephen Wright - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Optimization is proving to be a vital tool in machine learning, as a means to formulate and solve problems in the area. Recently, the complex challenges posed by large data sets and the demands for a...

Professor Stephen Wright - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Problems of packing shapes with maximal density, sometimes into a container of restricted size, are classical in  discrete mathematics. We describe here the problem of packing a given set of...

James Walsh - Biophysics and School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW
The cell division process is fundamental to all life.  The genetic material in a cell is duplicated and once this is complete, a contractile protein ring divides the parent cell into two daughter...

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