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.

Louise Ryan - University of Technology, Sydney
This seminar will discuss the challenge of covariate selection in environmental epidemiology. We will highlight some of the pitfalls that can lead to erroneous inference when naive approaches are...

Alexandr Usachev - UNSW
In the framework of non-commutative geometry the singular (Dixmier) traces, originally introduced by J. Dixmier in 1966, have become  an indispensable tool. These traces are defined via dilation...

Rodney Strachan - Australian National University
We propose a generic approach to inference in the non-linear, non-Gaussian state space model. This approach builds on recent developments in precision-based algorithms to estimating general state...

Yu Guang Wang - UNSW
We study Riemann localisation on the sphere. Upper and lower bounds on the local Fourier convolution, which is the Fourier convolution with a neighborhood omitted, are obtained for the unit sphere in...

Houying Zhu - UNSW
Markov chain Monte Carlo(MCMC) is a staple tool in statistics used for sampling from a distribution where direct simulation is not possible (or difficult). In this talk we consider  an acceptance-...

Mike Hirschhorn - UNSW
The subject of the number of partitions of a number began, like so many other topics, with Euler. The subject took a great leap forward because Ramanujan had the firm belief that he could find an...

Samuel Müller - The University of Sydney
When part of the regressors can act on both the response and some of the other explanatory variables, the already challenging problem of selecting variables in a p>n context becomes more difficult...

Claus Ringel - University of Bielefeld
The famous Fibonacci numbers 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ... have attracted a lot of interest in and outside of mathematics. They play an important role in applications in biology, but also in...

Jun Ma - Macquarie University
Image restoration is a computationally intensive problem as a large number of pixel values have to be determined. Since the pixel values of digital images can attain only a finite number of values (e...

Dr. Kurt Polzin - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Nonlinear interactions between high frequency internal waves interacting with larger vertical and horizontal scale waves having inertial frequency are investigated using ray tracing techniques,...

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