# Seminar Archive - 2015

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.

*Dr Paul Lin - UNSW Australia*

The genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, Rett syndrome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, are difficult to study based on DNA sequence alone due to the cellular...

*Bernt Jensen - Gjovik University College*

We will see how categories of representations of quivers and quasi-herediary algebras can be used to study orbits and prehomogeneous spaces arising from the adjoint action of a Lie group on the...

*Prof Bruce Brown - UNSW*

R.A.Fisher's theory of fiducial probability -- a way of finding non-Bayesian posteriors for parameters -- has little or no acceptance among current statisticians, but separately there is a fiducial...

*Zsuzsanna Dancso - ANU*

The Kashiwara-Vergne problem is a property of the Baker-Campbell-Haussdorff series which has strong consequences in Lie theory and harmonic analysis. It was conjectured in the 70’s and first proven...

*A/Prof. Leon Poladian - School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney*

Communication is one of the threshold learning outcomes for undergraduate mathematics; in particular, the `appropriate interpretation of information communicated in mathematical and statistical...

*Sinai Robins - Brown University and ICERM*

We begin with cone theta functions, which are cousins of theta functions, but are defined as a natural discretization of the volume of a spherical polytope. We obtain precise asymptotics of the cone...

*Chenxi Fan - UNSW*

Effective dimension, an indicator of the difficulty of high dimensional integration, describes whether a function can be well approximated by low dimensional terms or a sum of low dimensional terms....

*Stephen Morgan - ANU*

In the context of algebra, deformation quantisation is a technique where one considers a family of objects indexed by a parameter, which specialises to some known, classical object of study. Through...

*Ms Sanja Lujic - Centre for Big Data Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW*

Administrative hospital data is commonly used in risk adjustment but the degree to which it is complete and accurate is unclear. This talk will outline the findings from a study using data linkage of...

*Dr Ben O'Neill - UNSW Canberra*

This seminar examines some recent research in prediction problems involving sequences of values with some fixed finite range (e.g., coin flips, dice rolls, Roulette wheel spins). These sequences are...