Full Seminar Archive

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All staff and students are welcome. This page has a complete list of past seminars and a list restricted by year can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Aurore Delaigle - University of Melbourne
We show that, in the functional data context, by appropriately exploiting the functional nature of the data, it is possible to classify and cluster the observations asymptotically perfectly. We...

Jonathan Kress and others - UNSW Sydney
In the seminar on 18th August John Steele reviewed the current UNSW policy on assessment with much discussion. In this seminar lead by Jonathan Kress the discussion on assessment in mathematics and...

Rob J Hyndman - Monash University
Time series can often be naturally disaggregated in a hierarchical or grouped structure. For example, a manufacturing company can disaggregate total demand for their products by country of sale,...

Yoni Nazarathy - University of Queensland
Much of operations research has to do with constraints. You want to do your best, but need to operate within certain bounds. A key question in the field is: what choice to make so as to maximise...

John Steel, Jonathan Kress and others - UNSW Sydney
Following the seminar by Jonathan Kress on 11th August, this seminar time is intended for  debate and discussion on assessment policy and practice in mathematics and statistics. Everyone welcome to...

Dr Jonathan Kress - School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW SYDNEY
Over that past two years, changes have been made to the assessment structure in MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences.  These changes reflected a desire to improve  students' mathematical...

Dirk P. Kroese - The University of Queensland
Many difficult counting and estimation problems can be formulated in terms of estimating the cost of a tree. A simple estimation algorithm by Donald Knuth estimates this cost by running a single...

Hard Hulley - UTS
Short sales are represented as negative purchases in textbook asset pricing theory. In reality, however, the symmetry between purchases and short sales is broken by a variety of costs and risks...

Matt Wand - University of Technology Sydney
We explain how the notion of message passing can be used to streamline the algebra and computer coding for fast approximate inference in large Bayesian statistical models. In particular, this...

Patrick Laub - The University of Queensland
We consider the general problem of estimating probabilities which arise as a union of dependent events. We propose a flexible series of estimators for such probabilities, and describe variance...

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