Seminar Archive - 2013

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.

Dongwoo Sheen - Seoul National University
The Laplace transformation method has proven to be very efficient for dealing with parabolic problems whose coefficients are time-independent, and is easily parallelizable. However, it seems...

Youngmok Jeon - Ajou University, Suwon
We describe hybridized finite element methods for partial differential equations, which are based on constructing local solutions on each triangle of a triangulation and patching these local...

Professor Gene Abrams - University of Colorado
The rings studied by students in most first-year algebra courses turn out to have what's known as the "Invariant Basis Number" property: for every pair of positive integers m and n, if the free...

Prof. Zung Dinh - Vietnam National University
In recent decades, there has been increasing interest in solving numerical problems that involve functions depending on a large number d of variables. These problems arise from many applications in...

Pierre L'Ecuyer - DIRO, Universite de Montreal, Canada
We review the basic principles underlying the design of uniform random number generators, their quality requirements, their theoretical analysis, and their empirical testing. We explain why we prefer...

Prof Pierre L'Ecuyer - Université de Montréal (Canada)
Monte Carlo methods provide estimators whose standard error usually decreases at a slow rate dictated by the central limit theorem. In theory, there exist simulation estimators with zero variance, i....

David Harvey - UNSW
The accumulating remainder tree is an algorithmic tool discovered by Robert Gerbicz in 2011. I will explain how it works, and describe how it can be used to efficiently search for Wilson primes,...

Len Scott - The University of Virginia
In 1961 G.E. Wall conjectured that the number of maximal subgroups of a finite group is less than the order of the group. The conjecture holds for all finite solvable groups (proved by Wall himself...

Prof David Harris - Monash University
This paper considers testing the null hypothesis of temporal independence in a first order integer autoregressive (INAR) model for count data in which the distribution of the disturbances (the...

Mircea Voineagu - UNSW
I will discuss motivations and constructions of motivic cohomology (introduced by Voevodsky) of smooth schemes over a field of characteristic zero. Then I will present a construction of...

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