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.

Bill McLean - Maths & Stats, UNSW
The Julia programming lanuage was recently created by a group at MIT under Alan Edelman.  It aims to combine the advantages of dynamically typed scripting languages such as Python with performance...

Jan Rozendaal - Delft University of Technology
In this talk some basics of the theory of functional calculus will be explained and attention is paid to some recent results in this area.  Suppose the Abstract Cauchy Problem associated to an...

Prof Tony Guttmann (via Access Grid) - University of Melbourne
Self-avoiding walks (SAWs) are widely studied as a problem in algebraic combinatorics by mathematicians, as aproblem in algorithm design by computer scientists, as a model of phase transitions by...

Michael Leinert - Heidelberg
Let A be a separable C*-algebra. We show that the  discreteness of its spectrum sp(A) is equivalent to the fact that its Banach space dual A* has the weak* fixed point property, and some other...

Stephen Maher - University of New South Wales
Schedule disruptions commonly affect airline operations and cause a great disparity between the expected and actual operational costs. As such, there is much interest in developing planning methods...

Juri Hinz - University of Technology Sydney
We address a method of approximate calculation of optimal control policy applicable to a particular class of  stochastic control problems, whose stochastic dynamics exhibit a certain convexity...

Associate Professor Ken Rice - University of Washington
As data have become "Big", shrinkage estimators of various forms have become standard tools in statistical analysis. Common justifications for them include penalized maximum likelihood, empirical...

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