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.

Prof. Daishi Kuroiwa - Department of Mathematics, Shimane University, Matsue, JAPAN
Mathematical programming problems with data uncertainty are very important due to the reality of uncertainty in real-world problems. Robust optimization, which has emerged as a powerful deterministic...

Dr Eduardo Mendes - UNSW Business School
We introduce a new Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampler that iterates by constructing conditional importance sampling (IS) approximations to target distributions. We present Markov interacting...

Len Scott - University of Virginia
This lecture is based on joint work with Brian Parshall. I want to tell a story about a new model for representation theory of semisimple algebraic groups, one involving “forcing” positive gradings...

Christopher Angstmann - UNSW
In this talk I will outline a method of obtaining numerical schemes for certain classes of DEs and PDEs as well as their generalisations to fractional DEs and PDEs. The fundamental idea is to use a...

Alessandro Ottazzi - School of Mathematics and Statistics
We give the metric and the analytic definition of different kind of maps in ${\mathbb R}^n$. We sketch a proof of the fact that isometries are affine maps and that conformal maps are Moebius...

Andrew Kiss - UNSW Canberra (ADFA)
I'll talk about some recent work (in collaboration with Leela Frankcombe, CCRC UNSW) on the origins of time-dependence in ocean circulation, in particular in western boundary currents (WBCs) such as...

Dr Minxian Yang - UNSW Business School
The risk return relationship is analysed in bivariate models for return and realised variance (RV) series. Based on daily time series from 21 international market indices for more than 13 years (...

Zsuzsanna Dancso - ANU
Categorification has been a central topic in the past two decades in several areas of mathematics including representation theory and low dimensional topology. In broad terms, categorification...

Michael Cowling - School of Mathematics and Statistics
A finitely generated group has polynomial growth if the set of all elements which may be expressed as a product of at most $n$ generators and their inverses grows polynomially in $n$.  Gromov proved...

Michael Harrison - University of Sydney
Extremely fast computational algorithms for determining the number of points on an elliptic curve over a large finite field of small characteristic p using canonical lifting to p-adic fields were...

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