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.

Kassem Mustapha - King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral, Dhahran
The Galerkin finite element method is applied to approximate the solution of a time fractional diffusion equation with variable diffusivity. By a delicate energy analysis, a priori error bounds are...

Dr. Nghia T.A. Tran - Oakland University, USA
Forward-backward splitting method is a well-known and efficient algorithm for solving nonsmooth convex optimization problems. The most popular complexity of this method is $O(k^{-1})$. However, in...

Sumeetpal Sidhu Singh - University of Cambridge
Sampling from the posterior probability distribution of the latent states of a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) is a non-trivial problem even in the context of Markov Chain Monte Carlo. To addressthis...

Dai Taguchi - Ritsumeikan University
In this talk, we consider the Euler-Maruyama approximation for one-dimensional stochastic differential equations. We provide the strong rate of convergence when the drift coefficient is the sum of a...

William Banks - University of Missouri
The Linear Independence Conjecture (LIC) for the Riemann zeta-function asserts that the positive ordinates of the nontrivial zeros of zeta(s) are linearly independent over the rationals.  In this...

Kui Liu - Qingdao University
Selberg and Hooley considered the divisor problem in the arithmetic progression $a+qn$, $n=1,2,3,\ldots$.  Using the Weil bound for Kloosterman sums, they obtained (independently) a classical upper...

William D. Banks - University of Missouri
The Riemann zeta function is a central object of study in analytic number theory.  In this talk, I will describe some results and open problems concerning the image of the critical line {Re(s)=1/2}...

Wolfgang Globke - The University of Adelaide
This talk is about homogeneous manifolds M equipped with a pseudo-Riemannian (i.e. indefinite) metric tensor, such that M = G/H for a Lie group G which acts transitively and isometrically on M, where...

Gary Brassington - Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology has been forecasting the mesoscale ocean state and circulation in the Australian region since 2008. The leading order problem for the first few systems has been data...

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