# 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.

*Melvin Faierman - UNSW*

It was shown by Seeley that associated with a parameter-elliptic boundary problem involving a system of differential operators of homogeneous type there was associated an analytic semigroup. This...

*Dr John Ormerod - University of Sydney*

We develop three approaches to the selection of linear models using mean field variational Bayes (MFVB) approximations. These include a variational information criterion (VIC) sharing the optimality...

*Ferdinand Verhulst - University of Utrecht*

Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was one of the most prolific scientific authors of all times. Born and educated in Nancy heshowed already very young a wide interest in literature, natural phenomena,...

*Prof. V.V. Sokolov - Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia*

We consider associative products compatible with the standard matrix multiplication. Any such a product generates a Lax representation for an integrable ODE system. We construct a class of...

*Richard Melrose - M.I.T.*

I will describe the successive case of orientation, spin andstring structures on a compact manifold and in particular how the in the latter case this can be realized in terms of objects on the loop...

*Prof Bimal Sinha - Univeristy of Maryland*

Most survey organizations and statistical agencies while releasing microdata to the public use some statistical disclosure limitation (SDL) methods to protect disclosure risk. Commonly used methods...

*Dean Garden - UNSW*

Suppose that we have a multivariate polynomial f defined over a finite field with q elements. We can count the number of roots of f over finite field extensions containing q2 elements, q3 elements...

*Joel Beeren - UNSW*

Integer factorisation is one of the most important problems in number theory and computer science. In 1985, Lenstra proposed a factorisation algorithm using elliptic curves, which is currently the...

*Dr Simon Kwok - University of Sydney*

In this talk, I consider a nonparametric Granger causality test for continuous time point process data. Unlike popular Granger causality tests with strong parametric assumptions on discrete time...

*Henning Haahr Andersen - Aarhus University*

Let Uq denote the quantum group corresponding to a simple complex Lie algebra g. This talk will focus on some of the important classes of Uq-modules with highest weights, e.g. simple modules, Verma...