Seminar Archive - 2017

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.

Peter Tingley - Loyola University Chicago
We present an elementary construction of Lusztig's canonical basis. The method, which is essentially Lusztig's original approach, uses the braid group to reduce to rank two calculations. Some of the...

Hermann G. Matthies - Institute of Scientific Computing, TU Braunschweig
Probability theory was axiomatically built on the concept of measure by A. Kolmogorov in the early 1930s, giving the probability measure and the related integral as primary objects and random...

Gurvan Madec - French National Centre for Scientific Research, LOCEAN-IPSL
Strong winds associated to Tropical Cyclones (TCs) trigger intense mixing in the upper ocean. While the resulting surface cooling feeds back negatively on TCs intensity, the associated sub-surface...

Dr Di Warren - School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney
While a first year Stats course has the potential to be extremely interesting and relevant, students often report the exact opposite, especially in large compulsory service courses. In order to...

Tarig Abdelgadir - University of New South Wales
The simply laced Dynkin diagrams, i.e. those of type ADE, have a habit of showing up in all sorts of places. In this talk, I will discuss how they are related to finite subgroups of SL(2,C) this is...

Changhao Chen - UNSW Sydney
Recently there has been a growing interest in studying finite field versions of some classical problems arising from Euclidean spaces. In this talk we study the finite field version of a basic...

Chris Oates - University of Technology Sydney
In this work, numerical computation such as numerical solution of a PDE is treated as an inverse problem in its own right. The popular Bayesian approach to inversion is considered, wherein a...

Ji Li - Macquarie University
In this talk we will discuss the connection between function theory and operator theory by showing that certain operator theory concepts have natural analogues in function theory.  This will be...

David Frazier - Monash University
We analyze the behavior of Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) when the model generating the simulated data differs from that generating the observed data, i.e., when the data simulator in ABC is...

Catherine Greenhill - University of New South Wales
The small subgraph conditioning method was introduced by Robinson and Wormald (1992, 1994) to prove that a random $r$-regular graph contains a Hamilton cycle with probability which tends to 1 as the...

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