Seminar Archive - 2016

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.

Professor Gilbert Strang - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Online learning is an exciting space. OpenCourseWare changed my life. Now I think (uncertainly) about MITx and a possible MOOC. I will also share my experiences in writing and lecturing about...

Professor Gilbert Strang - MIT
It often happens that we know some but not all of the numbers in a covariance matrix. How should we choose the missing entries to complete the matrix? Dempster suggested completing to maximize the...

Prof. Assen Donchev - Mathematical Reviews and The University of Michigan
This talk gives a survey on convergence results for various Newton-type methods including inexact methods. Extensions to non-smooth equations and variational inequalities will be shown. Application...

Vaughan Jones - Vanderbilt University
***NOTE VENUE CHANGE*** Motivated by some ideas in subfactors and conformal field theory we construct families of unitary representations of groups of piecewise-linear homeomorphisms of the circle...

Jim Cooper - President & CEO, Maplesoft
This seminar will be streamed live. Visit our YouTube channel on Monday at 10.30am to tune in. In this presentation Jim Cooper will address the issues and challenges for the future of education...

Ralph Kritzinger - Johannes Kepler University Linz
It is well known that the symmetrization of finite point sets and infinite sequences can lead to the optimal order of Lp discrepancy in the sense of results by Roth, Schmidt and Halász. This method...

Michael Kaminski - Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
Computations over finite fields, apart being of interest in their own right, have many applications in error-correcting codes (which usually are linear spaces over finite fields). Also, there is a...

Florian Luca - University of the Witwatersrand
In 1985, Spiro estimated the counting function of the set of positive integers $n$ which are divisible by the number of their divisors. In my talk, we will look at consecutive integers each...

Kim Ngan Le - UNSW
We study two schemes for a time-fractional Fokker–Planck equation with space and time-dependent forcing in onespace dimension.  The first scheme is continuous in time and is discretized in space...

Pierre L'Ecuyer - Universite de Montreal
Array-RQMC is a method that simulates an array of n dependent realizations of a Markov chain in a way that each chain is generated from its exact probability law, and with the aim that the empirical...

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