# Seminar Archive - 2019

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.

*Ian Renner - University of Newcastle*

My research focuses on species distribution modelling, in which data collected on the presence of species is used to predict the distribution of species as a function of the environment. As simple as...

*Mircea Voineagu - University of New South Wales*

Bredon motivic cohomology is a cohomology theory for equivariant algebraic varieties over a field of characteristic zero. We discuss Bredon motivic cohomology in the context of equivariant motivic...

*Pierre Portal - ANU*

Can one use pseudo-differential calculus in situations where no Fourier transform is available? On a manifold, one can use the Euclidean pseudo-differential calculus locally, but can one find a...

*Peter Cudmore - University of Melbourne*

Many problems in biology, physics and engineering involve predicting and controlling complex systems, loosely defined as interconnected system-of-systems. Such systems can exhibit a variety of...

*Ziyu Li - UNSW*

Given rules for substituting the edges of a graph by subgraphs, it is of interest to determine the properties of the resulting iterative graphs. One of the significant problems in this respect is to...

*Dr. Rachel Wang - University of Sydney*

Variational approximation has been widely used in large-scale Bayesian inference recently, the simplest kind of which involves imposing a mean field assumption to approximate complicated latent...

*Vesa Kaarnioja - UNSW, Sydney.*

A popular model for the parametrization of random fields in uncertainty quantification is given by the so-called affine model, where the input random field is assumed to depend on uniformly...

*Leonard Scott - University of Virginia*

This talk is based on joint work with Brian Parshall and Jie Du, in progress. I will give some of the history and framework leading to the main conjecture we had made, asserting the existence of a...

*Yann Bugeaud - University of Strasbourg*

It is commonly expected that $e$, $\log 2$, $\sqrt{2}$, among other classical numbers, behave, in many respects, like almost all real numbers. For instance, their decimal expansion should contain...

*Simon Macourt - UNSW*

We build upon the existing results of multilinear exponential sums over prime fields and extend results beyond the previous barrier of quadrilinear sums to general multilinear sums. This extension is...