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.

A/Prof Sarah J Ratcliffe - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Data from transplant patients has many unique characteristics that cancause problems with statistical modeling. The patient’s underlyingdisease / health trajectory is known to affect both...

Norman Wildberger - UNSW
Rational trigonometry gives a foundation for a purely algebraic approach to metrical geometry. A big advantage is that the theory works essentially with any bilinear form, not just the Euclidean...

Garth Tarr - The University of Sydney
This talk outlines an intuitive, robust and highly efficient scale estimator, Pn, derived from the difference of two U-quantile statistics based on the same kernel as the Hodges-Lehmann estimate of...

Dmitriy Zanin - UNSW
Let $x_k,$ $1\leq k\leq n,$ be independent symmetrically distributed random variables. Johnson-Schechtman inequalities state that $$\|\sum_k x_k\|_E\sim \|\bigoplus_k x_k\|_{E_2}$$ for a large class...

Dr. Remi Tailleux - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK.
An outstanding practical challenge in the study of turbulent stratified fluids is to identify a suitable coarse-graining strategy to derive filtered equations of motion that retain only the temporal...

Anthony Licata - Australian National University
One of the important consequences of the geometric methods introduced in representation theory over the last thirty years has been the discovery that representations of important algebras in Lie...

Dr Eduardo Mendes - Australian School of Business, UNSW
This work studies oracle properties of L1 -penalized least squares estimator, such as the LASSO, in a semi-parametric regression setting with dependent data. We extend previous results in the...

Dr Penghao Wang - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW
Mass spectrometry (MS) provides a high-throughput method for studying proteins. A central component of MS-based protein analysis is protein identification. It is the basis for estimating protein...

Shamindra Ghosh - Indian Statistical Institute
Planar algebra is an algebra of a certain class of pictures on the Euclidean plane. Vaughan Jones introduced these objects as an invariant of a special class of (inclusion of) von Neumann...

Sukhendu Mehrotra - CMI
K3 surfaces are amongst the most studied surfaces in algebraic geometry.  Whatmakes the geometry of a K3 so interesting is that it carries a nondegenerate holomorphic2-form: thus any K3 is a compact...

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