Departmental Colloquium: Friday 14:3015:20 (Jeffery
Hall 234)
Fall 2011
Date  Speaker  Title  Host 

20110916  Zouheir Mansourati (TELUS)  Challenges and Opportunities in a Hyperconnected
Universe 
Ram Murty 
20110923  JungJo Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea) 
Conjectures on the ranks of elliptic curves 
Ram Murty 
20110930  Ramarathnam Venkatesan (Microsoft Research)  Random Continued Fractions and new attacks on small exponent RSA  Ram Murty 
20111007  Andrei Akhmetzhanov (McMaster Univ.)  Using the method of characteristics in nonzerosum
differential games 
Troy Day 
20111014  Jeffrey Rosenthal (Univ. Toronto)  Adapting Metropolis and Gibbs Samplers 
Serdar Yuksel 
20111021  Robert M. Gray (Stanford Univ.)  Faking an IID Gaussian Process with Coin Flips 
Tamas Linder 
20111028  Jan Foniok (Queen's)  What is a homomorphism duality?  
20111104  Shahla Molahajloo (Queen's)  Diagonalization of Weyl Transforms and Heat Equations
for TimeDependent Hermite Operators 

20111111  Ram Murty  The Mathematical Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan 

20111118  Kai Wang (Univ. Iowa)  An application of the proportional odds model to
genetic
association studies 
Paul Peng 
20111125 
Mihai Popa (Queen's)  NonCommutative Functions and Some of Their
Applications in Free
Probability


20111202 
Luca Chiantini (Universita' di Siena)  On the Geometry of Tensors 
Tony Geramita 
Winter 2012
Date  Speaker  Title  Host 

20120113  Troy Day (Queen's)  What is wrong with evolutionary theory and how might it
be fixed?


20120120  [Special Colloquium]
Serban
Belinschi (University of
Saskatchewan)

(Non)commutative probability through an analyst's lens


20120124 
[Special
Colloquium: @15:30] Ke Zhang (University of Toronto) 
Instability in nearly
integrable Hamiltonian systems 

20120127  [Special Colloquium] Oleg
Makarenkov (Imperial College London) 
Bifurcations in nonsmooth dynamical systems


20120131  [Special Colloquium: @15:30] Pinhas Grossman (IMPA) 
Quantum subgroups of exotic fusion categories


20120210  Man Wah Wong (York University)  Spectral Theory and Number Theory of the Twisted
BiLaplacian 
AbdolReza Mansouri 
20120217  Ilijas Farah (York University)  Classification problems in mathematics 
Jamie Mingo 
20120302  Philip Candelas (University of Oxford)  The Impact of String Theory on Mathematics 
Mike
Roth

20120309  Nuno
Martins (University of Maryland) 
New Convex Parametrizations for the Design of Sparsity Constrained Controllers  Serdar Yuksel 
20120316  David J. Thomson  A Communications Engineer Looks at Climate Data  
20120323  Minyi Huang (Carleton University)  Decentralized Control in Mean Field Stochastic Systems 
Serdar Yuksel 
20120330  Manfred
Kolster (McMaster) 
Special values of zetafunctions 
Ram Murty 