Past Events at Simon Fraser University

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Past Events

  • 31-Aug-07

Structure Theorems in Graph Theory

Fix a graph H. What is the most general graph that does not contain H? In other words, how do we explicitly construct all the graphs that do not contain H? To begin to make this precise, we have to say what 'contain' means;; we have   more››

Scientific Event

  • 8-Aug-07

CECM Summer Meeting 2007

CECM, Maplesoft, MITACS, IRMACS and PIMS are pleased to present "CECM 2007", a summer conference hosted by CECM under the title "Summer Workshop on Computational Mathematics" at Simon Fraser University. The Workshop   more››

Scientific Event

  • 30-Apr-07
  • 1-May-07

On Profinite Groups

Infinite profinite groups encapture asymptotic properties of arrays of finite groups. We will discuss the important examples of (large) profinite groups and their relations to number theory, geometry and theoretical computer science.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 26-Apr-07
  • 24-Apr-07

Probability and Recursion

Mihalis Yannakakis is the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia, he was Director of the Computing Principles Research Department at Bell Labs (1991-2001) and at Avaya Labs (2   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Apr-07
  • 20-Apr-07

Statistical Distributions and Models:   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Apr-07

A unified approach to modelling trajectories

The talk will concern the employment of stochastic gradient systems in the modeling and statistical analysis of biological and ecological processes of moving particles. The work is stimulated by scientific questions and data sets of the movements   more››

Scientific Event

  • 3-Apr-07

Minimum Cuts and Maximum Area

The oldest competition for an optimal shape (area-maximizing) was won by the circle. We want to give the thousandth proof ! Then we measure the perimeter in different ways, which changes the problem (and has applications in medical i   more››

Scientific Event

  • 29-Mar-07

Data Stream Processing with Resource Adaptive Computation

The problem of streaming data has gained importance in recent years because of advances in hardware technology. The ubiquitous presence of data streams in a number of practical domains has generated a lot of research in this area. Example applicat   more››

Scientific Event

  • 5-Mar-07

Imaging in random media

I will present an overview of some recently developed methods for imaging with array and distributed sensors when the environment between the objects to be imaged and the sensors is complex and only partially known to the imager. This brings in mo   more››

Scientific Event

  • 23-Feb-07

Modelling biofilm growth in a porous medium with application in bioremediation

Studies on bioremediation in a porous medium have mainly focused on wastewater treatment. The interest in these investigations has focused on optimising degradation rates and substrate loading. Pore clogging has not been studied thoroughly. When p   more››

Scientific Event

  • 22-Feb-07

Complexity of Dependencies at the Syntactic Level and at the Discourse Level

Aravind K. Joshi is, at present, the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as the Director of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) at the University of Pennsylvan   more››

Scientific Event

  • 3-Feb-07

Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference

Welcome to the 2007 Applied Mathematics Graduate Student Conference (AMGSC) webpage. The conference was held Saturday, February 3rd at Simon Fraser University. Some students gave a short 15 minute presentation based on either a past course project, o   more››

Scientific Event

  • 26-Jan-07

Sequential Experiment Design for Contour Estimation from Computer Simulators

In many engineering applications, one is interested in identifying the inputs to a computer simulator that lead to a pre-specified output. In this talk we introduce statistical methodology that identifies the desired contour in the input space. Th   more››

Scientific Event

  • 21-Jan-07
  • 23-Jan-07

2nd International Conference on Algorithmic Operations Research (AlgOR 2007)

The website for this event has been removed.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 19-Jan-07

A Simple Technique for Solving Partial Differential Equations on Surfaces

Many applications require the solution of time dependent partial differential equations (PDEs) on surfaces or more general manifolds. Methods for treating such problems include surface parameterization, methods on triangulated surfaces and embeddi   more››

Scientific Event

  • 5-Jan-07

Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanic

During the last three years of his life Heinrich Hertz wrote a treatise on mechanics which was to be the last attempt to supply a satisfactory foundation to classical mechanics. It was published posthumously in 1894, the year of his death.   more››

Scientific Event

  • 20-Nov-06

Feasible Proofs and Computations

The concepts of proof and computation are central to virtually any intellectual human activity. However, before the remarkable advances of the 20th century mathematical logic, the border between them had never been sharp even in the context of pur   more››

Scientific Event

  • 10-Nov-06

Glacier and ice sheet dynamics

Glaciers and ice sheets are thin viscous gravity currents subject to mass sources and sinks due to surface snow accumulation and melting. Mathematically, the evolution of glacier geometry poses interesting free boundary problems. Land-based glaciers   more››

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