AustMS NZMS 7th Australia - New Zealand Mathematics Convention

Special sessions

Contributed papers

The convention will also feature over 50 contributed talks. The speakers, titles and abstracts may be viewed here.



Algorithmics

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This special session is part of the thematic programme on Algorithmics funded by the New Zealand Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (NZIMA). This programme centres around the design and analysis of algorithms, and their application to contemporary problems in such areas as discrete mathematics, computational biology, social sciences, and communication networks. This session will highlight some of the diverse and internationally recognized work on algorithmics in Australasia.

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Applied Dynamical Systems in Engineering and the Physical Sciences

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Dynamical Systems is a key tool for modelling practitioners across a variety of disciplines in engineering, the physical sciences and increasingly in agriculture. The growth of analytical and computational techniques for understanding and solving nonlinear systems has enabled large progress to be made over the last forty years. In this special session, a range of modelling case studies will be covered from across these areas with some special focus on the land based industries - which are of course NZ's biggest export earner.

The session will feature keynote speakers: Chris Hann (Canterbury) and Harvinder Sidhu (ADFA)

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Approximation and Applications

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Biological Modelling

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Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

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Ergodic theory and dynamical systems theory provides the theoretical framework to understand the statistical and geometric properties of complex physical, biological and engineering systems that evolve over time. This session will highlight recent progress in understanding complex systems, and include speakers ranging from theory to applications.

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Geometry and Analysis

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Groups Actions and Representation Theory

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The session will feature keynote speaker: Brian Parshall (Virginia)

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Harmonic Analysis and Related Topics

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The session will feature keynote speakers: Rick Laugesen (Illinois) and Oleg Besov (Steklov Institute)

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History of Mathematics

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Lie Groups - Robotics, Vision and Control

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Lie groups are widely applied in problems of robotics, computer vision and control theory. The rich theory of Lie groups and their representations has contributed greatly to understanding the geometry in these areas. At the same time, the particular groups involved often give rise to intriguing technical and theoretical problems. The organisers are happy to receive expressions of interest from potential speakers in any of these or related areas of application.

The session will feature keynote speaker: Wayne Lawton (NTU, Singapore)

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Mathematics of Evolution and Ecology

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This special session will showcase some of the ways in which various mathematical fields (discrete mathematics, probability, dynamical systems) play a role in addressing contemporary problems in phylogenetics, molecular evolution, and ecology.

The session will feature keynote speaker: Hugh Possingham (Queensland)

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N-body Simulations in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Whether it be three bodies or one-hundred million bodies, giant elliptical galaxies or small trans-Neptunian objects, one thousand years or five billion years, N-body simulations have provided astronomers and astrophysicists with a wealth of knowledge. The speakers in this session will portray this exciting research and the simulation methods used to produce it.

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Nonlinear Optimization and Applications

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This special session will focus on recent developments in computational techniques, theory, and applications of nonlinear optimization: Nonsmooth optimization, Global optimization, Semi-infinite and Semidefinite programming, Derivative-free optimization, non-convex\convex analysis, discrete optimization and applications of these techniques e.g. control, scheduling etc.

The session will feature keynote speaker: Jonathan Borwein (Newcastle and Dalhousie)

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Number Theory

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Partial Differential Equations

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University Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning

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This Special Session aims to stimulate discourse on University Mathematics education and related issues, both broad and specific. Strong leaders will chair discussions on a wide range of themes.

The session will feature keynote speaker: Bob Megginson (Michigan)

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