# 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...