# Seminar Archive - 2014

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.

*Andrew Francis - University of Western Sydney*

The genome of a bacterial organism consists of a single circular chromosome that can undergo changes at several different levels. There is the very local level of errors that are introduced through...

*David Jordan - University of Edinburgh*

Quantum groups are not really groups, and are only a little bit quantum. What they in fact provide for us is a beautiful and compact framework for tweaking the representation theory of classical...

*Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux - Université de Montréal*

We were interested in the construction of multidimensionnal Independent Component Analysis (ICA) methods to be applied to fMRI data. ICA usually relies on the minimization of some measure of...

*Prof. Liqun Qi - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University*

Positive definite matrices and positive semi-definite matrices are very important concepts of matrix analysis in both theory and applications. In the recent decade, these two concepts have been...

*Norman Wildberger - UNSW*

Einstein's 1905 Special Relativity (SR) is a foundational theory of 20th century physics. While perhaps unintuitive and certainly surprising initially, it has a beauty and elegance which connects to...

*Bill McLean - UNSW*

We apply the piecewise constant, discontinuous Galerkin method to discretize a fractional diffusion equation with respect to time. Using Laplace transform techniques, we show that the method is first...

*Nick Cavenagh - University of Waikato*

A graph G decomposes into a graph H is there is a set of subgraphs of G, each isomorphic to H, which partition the edges of G. Even if H has as few as three edges, the question, ``Does G decompose...

*David Yost - Federation University Ballarat*

We give precise lower bounds on the number of edges of an arbitraryd-dimensional polytope with v vertices, for an interesting range ofvalues of v and d. This problem was solved for simplicial...

*David Bailey and Jonathan Borwein (via Access Grid) - Lawrence Berkeley Lab (retired) and UC Davis, University of Newcastle*

AMSI AGR National Seminar hosted by University of Newcaslte (CARMA). For details see
AMSI AGR National Seminar: Big data computing: Science and pseudoscience

*Prof Valentin Patilea - CREST, Ensai, France*

We consider regression models with a response variable taking values in a Hilbert space, of finite or infinite dimension, and hybrid covariates. That means two sets of regressors are allowed, one of...