# 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.

*Steve Flammia - University of Sydney*

Quantum information is a dynamic and exciting field at the interface of mathematics,
physics, computer science, and engineering. In this talk, I will survey some ways that
the multidisciplinary...

*Artem Prokhorov - University of Sydney*

Economists often use matched samples, especially when dealing with earn-ings data where a number of missing observations need to be imputed. In this paper, we demonstrate that the ordinary least...

*Kevin Coulembier - University of Sydney*

The primitive spectrum of a reductive Lie algebra is a classical subject, studied by Dixmier, Duflo, Joseph, Vogan et al. It has been well-understood since the ‘80s and the theory has interesting...

*Giang Nguyen - University of Adelaide*

Matrix-analytic methods have transformed many areas of stochastic modelling by exploiting the structure of the underlying stochastic processes and combining probabilistic insights with mathematical...

*Jinxia Zhu - University of New South Wales*

We study the optimal financing and dividend distribution problem with restricted dividend rates in a diffusion type surplus model where the drift and volatility coefficients are general functions of...

*Gerry Myerson - Macquarie University*

A {\it semi-magic square\/} is a square array of nonnegative integers with all row sums and all column sums equal.
By a theorem of K\"onig, every semi-magic square can be decomposed into a linear...

*Geraint Lewis - University of Sydney*

The direct detection of gravitational waves has been touted as one of the greatest scientific discoveries.But what are gravitational waves, and how were they detected?
Here, I will review the...

*Emi Tanaka - University of Wollongong*

The aim of crop breeding trials is to increase the genetic gain which is typically defined as the increase in genetic performance after one generation in artificial genetic improvement program. This...

*Professor Lynne Billard - University of Georgia, USA*

Unlike classical data which are points in p-dimensional space, symbolic data are hypercubes or Cartesian products of distributions in p-dimensional space. For example, the observations could be...

*Stephen Griffies - NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory & Princeton University*

We survey aspects of global and regional sea level, focusing on physical mechanisms accounting for sea level change in the past century and introducing potential future changes. We start by exploring...