# Events

All upcoming and recent events from the past six months:

Title: PIMS Network-Wide Colloquium: Free boundary regularity for the obstacle problem

Speaker: Alessio Figalli, ETH Zurich

Date and time:
23 Mar 2023,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom - Registration required

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: Topology in Economics

Speaker: Alan Mehlenbacher, University of Victoria

Date and time:
17 Mar 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: DSB C126

Event type: Topology seminar

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Title: PIMS Distinguished Lecturer Colloquium - Incidences and line counting: from the discrete to the fractal setting

Speaker: Pablo Shmerkin, University of British Columbia

Date and time:
16 Mar 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB C108

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: On the Nonexistence of Generalized Bent Functions

Speaker: Shuxing Li, SFU

Date and time:
16 Mar 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Groupoid models purely infinite, simple classifiable C*-algebras

Speaker: Ian Putnam, University of Victoria

Date and time:
15 Mar 2023,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: CLE A330

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: The Relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell System: local smooth solvability for weak topologies

Speaker: Slim Ibrahim, University of Victoria

Date and time:
15 Mar 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: COR A125

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Daily Mortality and Air Quality with Case-Crossover Models

Speaker: Dr. Patrick Brown, University of Toronto and Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital

Date and time:
15 Mar 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: Elliot 162

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Deep Learning With Functional Inputs

Speaker: Dr. Jiguo Cao, Statistics, Simon Fraser University

Date and time:
14 Mar 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: CLE C115

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Pseudoku: The Ongoing Hunt for Fractional Sudoku Completion Conditions

Speaker: Kate Nimegeers, University of Victoria

Date and time:
09 Mar 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Groupoid models purely infinite, simple classifiable C*-algebras

Speaker: Ian Putnam, University of Victoria

Date and time:
08 Mar 2023,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: CLE A330

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Math Mania at St. Margaret's

Date and time:
07 Mar 2023,
6:30pm -
8:00pm

Location: 1080 Lucas Ave.

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Generation of measures by statistics of rotations along sets of integers

Speaker: Mate Wierdl, Memphis

Date and time:
07 Mar 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Spatial Modal Regression

Speaker: Dr. Tao Wang, Economics, UVic

Date and time:
07 Mar 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: CLE C115

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Characterizing Statistical Noise in Persistent Homology

Speaker: Dayten Sheffar, University of Victoria

Date and time:
03 Mar 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: DSB C126

Event type: Topology seminar

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Title: Additive structure in convex translates

Speaker: Gabriel Currier, University of British Columbia

Date and time:
02 Mar 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Statistics for COVID-19: Four Applications

Speaker: Dr. Lloyd T. Elliott, Statistics, Simon Fraser University

Date and time:
01 Mar 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: DSB C126

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Random growth on a random surface

Speaker: Ahmed Bou-Rabee, Cornell University

Date and time:
28 Feb 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB C128

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Math Challengers Vancouver Island Regional Competition

Date and time:
24 Feb 2023,
12:30pm -
5:30pm

Location: Camosun College Interurban Campus

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Virtual knots and (algebraic) concordance

Speaker: Hans Boden, McMasters

Date and time:
24 Feb 2023,
11:30am -
12:30pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Topology seminar

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Title: Understanding form and function in vascular tumours

Speaker: Helen Byrne, University of Oxford

Date and time:
16 Feb 2023,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: Two Equivalent Results on Plane Triangulations

Speaker: Kieka Mynhardt, University of Victoria

Date and time:
16 Feb 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Equilibrium states for self-similar actions

Speaker: Marcelo Laca, University of Victoria

Date and time:
15 Feb 2023,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: CLE A330

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Large deviations for projections of high-dimensional measures

Speaker: Yin-Ting Liao, Irvine

Date and time:
14 Feb 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB C128

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Two kinds of over-dispersion affect regional DNA methylation patterns

Speaker: Celia Greenwood, McGill

Date and time:
14 Feb 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: CLE C115

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Math Challengers Online Regional Competition

Date and time:
11 Feb 2023,
9:30am -
4:00pm

Location: Online

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Extending a theorem of Farrell and Jones

Speaker: Ryan Budney, University of Victoria

Date and time:
10 Feb 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: DSB C126

Event type: Topology seminar

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Title: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective on the Ethics of Decision-making Systems

Date and time:
09 Feb 2023,
3:00pm -
5:30pm

Location: ECS Building, room 660

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: Permutations, probability and graph embeddings

Speaker: Jesse Campion Loth, Simon Fraser University

Date and time:
09 Feb 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Fast construction on a restricted budget

Speaker: Peleg Michaeli, Carnegie Mellon

Date and time:
07 Feb 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Valid inference after clustering with application to single-cell RNA-sequencing data

Speaker: Lucy Gao, UBC

Date and time:
07 Feb 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: CLE C115

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Sliding into My DMS

Speaker: Kate Nimegeers, University of Victoria

Date and time:
02 Feb 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Morita correspondences between Noncommutative spaces

Speaker: Heath Emerson, University of Victoria

Date and time:
01 Feb 2023,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: CLE A330

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: The (symmetric) Ising perceptron: progress and problems

Speaker: Will Perkins, Georgia Tech

Date and time:
31 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Multivariate One-sided Tests for Nonlinear Mixed Effects Models with Censored Responses

Speaker: Lang Wu, UBC

Date and time:
31 Jan 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Helly numbers of exponential lattices

Speaker: Nora Frankl, Open University

Date and time:
26 Jan 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Growth rates for some axisymmetric Euler flows

Speaker: Stephen Gustafson, UBC

Date and time:
25 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: COR A125

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Stein’s method for conditional central limit theorem

Speaker: Grigory Terlov, University of Illinois

Date and time:
24 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: A novel machine learning approach for gene module identification and prediction via a co-expression network of single-cell sequencing data

Speaker: Li Xing, University of Saskatchewan

Date and time:
24 Jan 2023,
11:00am -
12:00pm

Location: CLE C115

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: 3-colouring via flows

Speaker: Benjamin Moore, Charles University

Date and time:
19 Jan 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Verifying global stability of fluid flows despite transient growth of energy

Speaker: David Goluskin, University of Victoria

Date and time:
18 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: COR A125

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Characterizing nonamenability through stochastic domination and finitary factors

Speaker: Gourab Ray, University of Victoria

Date and time:
17 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB C128

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Numerical Blowup Solutions for Boundary Value Models

Speaker: Duyeng Hoang, University of Victoria

Date and time:
13 Jan 2023,
2:00pm -
3:00pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Graduate dissertations

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Title: The Strong Nine Dragon Tree Conjecture for d <= k+1

Speaker: Sebastian Mies

Date and time:
12 Jan 2023,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: COR A121

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Singularly perturbed differential operators and the stochastic analytic counterparts

Speaker: Yu-Ting Chen, University of Victoria

Date and time:
11 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: COR A125

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Non-Probabilistic Supermartingales

Speaker: Sebastian Ferrando, Toronto Metropolitan University

Date and time:
10 Jan 2023,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB C128

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: The i-Graph and Other Variations of the y-Graph

Speaker: Laura Teshima, University of Victoria

Date and time:
14 Dec 2022,
9:00am -
10:00am

Location: HHB 110 and Zoom

Event type: Graduate dissertations

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Title: Algebraic Cycles on Products of Generically Smooth Quadrics

Speaker: Guangzhou Zhu, University of Victoria

Date and time:
09 Dec 2022,
10:00am -
11:00am

Location: David Strong Building C114

Event type: Graduate dissertations

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Title: William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Date and time:
03 Dec 2022,
8:00am -
4:00pm

Location: DTB A102

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Saturate the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow

Speaker: Shannon Ogden, University of Victoria

Date and time:
01 Dec 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Imprimitivity theorems arising from self-similar actions

Speaker: Boyu Li, University of Victoria

Date and time:
30 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: To be confirmed

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Evaluation of Logrank, MaxCombo and Difference in Restricted Mean Survival Time in Immuno-Oncology (IO) trials - A retrospective analysis in patients treated with anti-PD1/PDL1 agents across solid tumors

Speaker: JiaBu Ye, MSD

Date and time:
29 Nov 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Odd covers of graphs

Speaker: Jiaxi Nie, Shanghai Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Date and time:
24 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:20pm

Location: MAC D116 to watch talk on Zoom

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Scattering Solutions of Isosceles Three-Body Problem with Schwarzschild Potential

Speaker: Yue Zongzhi, University of Victoria

Date and time:
22 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283 and Zoom

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Data Assimilation: Stochasticity, Control, and Optimization

Speaker: Elizabeth Carlson, University of Victoria

Date and time:
22 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: CLE A216

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Boundary Independent Broadcasts in Graphs

Speaker: Jules Hoepner, University of Victoria

Date and time:
22 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: David Strong Building, Room C130

Event type: Graduate dissertations

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Title: Insights from a Statistician working in the BC Public Service

Speaker: Beiyan Ou, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Date and time:
22 Nov 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: MAC D010

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: SUMS Gathering

Date and time:
18 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: DSB-C116

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Maximal Independent Broadcasts in Graphs and their Spanning Trees

Speaker: Jules Hoepner, University of Victoria

Date and time:
17 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Rotation algebras of higher dimension and a related spectral triple

Speaker: Brendan Steed, University of Victoria

Date and time:
16 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Extensions and Applications of Wasserstein Distance and Optimal Transport

Speaker: Lynn Lin, Duke University

Date and time:
15 Nov 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: 2022 Donghua - UVic Workshop on Differential Equations and Mathematical Biology

Date:
11 Nov
to
12 Nov 2022

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Conferences and workshops

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Title: A Contact Tracing SIR Model for Randomly Mixed Populations

Speaker: Tanya Philippsen and Manting Wang, University of Victoria

Date and time:
08 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283 and via Zoom

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Nonparametric high-dimensional multi-sample tests based on graph theory

Speaker: Xiaoping Shi, UBC Okanagan

Date and time:
08 Nov 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Cops and Robber Game on Surfaces of Euclidean, Spherical and Hyperbolic Metric

Speaker: Alexandra Wesolek, Simon Fraser University

Date and time:
03 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: PIMS Seminar Series on Mathematics of Ethical Decision-making Systems: Shifts in Distributions and Preferences in Response to Learning

Speaker: Jamie Morgenstern, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington

Date and time:
03 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
5:00pm

Location: ECS 660

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: K-theory of relative group C*-algebras

Speaker: Jintao Deng, University of Waterloo

Date and time:
02 Nov 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Modelling long term mountain pine beetle dynamics

Speaker: Dr. Micah Brush, University of Alberta

Date and time:
01 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283 and Zoom

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Schrödinger operators with delta potentials: a non-standard path integral representation in 2D

Speaker: Yu-Ting Chen, University of Victoria

Date and time:
01 Nov 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: CLE A216

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Efficient Bayesian inference for complex statistical models via annealed sequential Monte Carlo method

Speaker: Liangliang Wang, Simon Fraser University

Date and time:
01 Nov 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: MAC D010

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Iterative Constructions in Extremal Combinatorics

Speaker: Felix Clemen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Date and time:
27 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116 to watch talk on Zoom

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Naimark-Stinespring dilations for right LCM semigroup actions

Speaker: Marcelo Laca, University of Victoria

Date and time:
26 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: DSB-C114

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: A Constrained Minimum Criterion for Regression Model Selection

Speaker: Min Tsao, University of Victoria

Date and time:
25 Oct 2022,
4:00pm -
5:00pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Phase transition in Ising systems with long-range interactions

Speaker: Lucas Affonso, University of São Paulo

Date and time:
25 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Circular flows in mono-directed Eulerian signed graphs

Speaker: Zhouningxin Wang, IRIF, Université Paris Cité

Date and time:
20 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Sharper traveling waves for degenerate Burgers equations with time-delay

Speaker: Ming Mei, Champlain college and McGill University

Date and time:
18 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283 and via Zoom

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Modelling Microtube Driven Invasion of Glioma

Speaker: Thomas Hillen, University of Alberta

Date and time:
18 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Binary factors of shifts of finite type

Speaker: Ian Putnam, University of Victoria

Date and time:
18 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: CLE A216

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: An AI + HI Hybrid Content Moderation Solution for Microsoft News and Feeds

Speaker: Lizhen Peng, Microsoft WebXT Content Services

Date and time:
18 Oct 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: MAC D010

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture: The card game SET and some results in extremal combinatorics

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Sauermann, MIT

Date and time:
13 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: via Zoom - Registration required

Event type: Colloquia

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Title: KMS states of the right ax+b monoid

Speaker: Tyler Schulz, University of Victoria

Date and time:
12 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:20pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Detecting stability and multi-stability in multispecies non-local advection-diffusion models

Speaker: Valeria Giunta, U. Sheffield, UK

Date and time:
11 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Phase transition in the Discrete Non Linear Schrodinger Equation

Speaker: Kesav Krishnan, University of Illinois, Urbana

Date and time:
11 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Leveraging spatial transcriptomics data to recover cell locations in single-cell RNA-seq with CeLEry

Speaker: Qihuang Zhang, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Date and time:
11 Oct 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: MAC D010

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Stable Matchings

Speaker: Ndiamé Ndiaye, McGill University

Date and time:
06 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116 to watch talk on Zoom

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Networks of Classifiers and Classifiers with Feedback - Fairness and Equilibria

Speaker: Sampath Kannan, University of Pennsylvania

Date and time:
06 Oct 2022,
3:30pm -
5:30pm

Location: ECS 660

Event type: PIMS lectures

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Title: Meta-clustering of Genomic Data

Speaker: Yingying Wei, Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date and time:
04 Oct 2022,
4:00pm -
5:00pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Hartree equation in the Schatten class

Speaker: Kenji Nakanishi , RIMS, Kyoto-Japan

Date and time:
04 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: Mac D283

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Asymptotic Distribution of Quadratic Forms

Speaker: Sumit Mukherjee, Columbia University

Date and time:
04 Oct 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Product structure of graph classes with bounded treewidth

Speaker: Robert Hickingbotham, Monash University

Date and time:
29 Sep 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Type III Noncommutative Geometry and hyperbolic groups

Speaker: Heath Emerson, University of Victoria

Date and time:
28 Sep 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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Title: Entropy upper bounds for Glass networks

Speaker: Benjamen Wild, University of Victoria

Date and time:
27 Sep 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: MAC D283

Event type: Applied math seminar

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Title: Ensembling Classification Models Based on Phalanxes of Variables with Applications in Drug Discovery

Speaker: Dr. Jabed Tomal, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Thompson Rivers University

Date and time:
27 Sep 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: MAC D010

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: UVic Math Competition

Date and time:
26 Sep 2022,
3:00pm -
5:00pm

Location: CLE C108

Event type: Education and outreach

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Title: Spanning trees and loop soups on surfaces

Speaker: Gourab Ray, University of Victoria

Date and time:
22 Sep 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: On the ergodicity of a class of 1-dimensional probabilistic cellular automata with size-3 neighbourhoods

Speaker: Moumanti Podder, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

Date and time:
20 Sep 2022,
2:30pm -
3:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Probability and Dynamics seminar

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Title: Deciphering tissue microenvironment from Next Generation Sequencing data

Speaker: Dr. Jian Hu, Department of Human Genetics, Emory School of Medicine

Date and time:
20 Sep 2022,
1:30pm -
2:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Event type: Statistics seminar

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Title: Disjoint isomorphic balanced clique subdivisions

Speaker: Joseph Hyde, University of Victoria

Date and time:
15 Sep 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: MAC D116

Event type: Discrete math seminar

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Title: Groupoid C*-algebras and the Elliott classification program

Speaker: Ian Putnam, University of Victoria

Date and time:
14 Sep 2022,
3:30pm -
4:30pm

Location: DSB C114

Event type: Operator theory seminar

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