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 Burns - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Kodaira’s embedding theorem shows how to use potential theory on a compact complex manifold X to characterize when it admits a holomorphic embedding into the complex projective space, i.e., is...

Prof Chris Lloyd - the University of Melbourne
For discrete data, confidence limits based on a normal approximation to standard likelihood based pivotal quantities can perform poorly even for quite large sample sizes. To construct exact limits...

Prof. Claude Viallet - LPTHE
To any discrete-time dynamical system with a rational evolution, it is possible to associate a number, the "algebraic entropy", which is a global index of complexity of the system.Its vanishing is...

Dr Grace Chiu - CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Canberra
A food web is a network of nodes called trophic species. The role of each node as predator or prey determines the trophic or feeding relations that weave the web. Insight into the nature and degree...

Associate Professor David Warton - UNSW
Species distribution modelling (SDM), where one models the likelihood of occurrence of a species as a function of a suite of environmental variables, has received a lot of recent attention in ecology...

Assoc Prof Sally Wood - Melbourne School of Business, the University of Melbourne
We propose a method for analyzing possibly nonstationary time series by adaptively dividing the time series into an unknown but finite number of segments and estimating the corresponding local...

Marco Sarich - Free University, Berlin
Many interesting property properties of Markov processes are encoded in the transfer operator that is the solution operator of the underlying Fokker-Planck equation. On the other hand, for...

Prof. Giancarlo Mauceri - Università di Genova
Singular integral operators are involved in the formulation and the solution of several problems in analysis. The classical theory of singular integrals was developed in the euclidean context. More...

Assoc Prof Richard Gerlach - University of Sydney
Bayesian semi-parametric estimation has proven effective for quantile estimation in general and specifically in financial Value at Risk forecasting. Expected shortfall is a competing tail risk...

Prof Ming-Yen Cheng - National Taiwan University
High-dimensional data analysis has been an active area, and the main focuses have been variable selection and dimension reduction. In practice, it occurs often that the variables are located on an...

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