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The Two-to-Infinity Norm and Singular Subspace Geometry Upload ID 202

Speaker:Professor Carey Priebe (Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, John Hopkins University)
Starts:03:00 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Ends:04:00 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Where:School of Maths & Stats, UC

The singular value matrix decomposition plays a ubiquitous role throughout statistics and related fields. Myriad applications including clustering, classification, and dimensionality reduction involve studying and exploiting the geometric...


Kia kaua te reo e rite ki te moa, ka ngaro: Do not let the language suffer the same fate as the moa Upload ID 203

Speaker:Tessa Barrett-Walker (300 Level Student, University of Canterbury)
Starts:02:00 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Ends:03:00 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Where:NZILBB (NZ Institute for Language, Brain and Behaviour)

More than a third of the world’s languages are currently classified as endangered and more than half are expected to go extinct by 2100. Strategies aimed at revitalising endangered languages have been implemented in numerous countries,...


Inner Products on Convex Sets Upload ID 201

Speaker:Professor David Bryant (University of Otago)
Starts:02:00 PM, Jul 30, 2019
Ends:03:00 PM, Jul 30, 2019
Where:School of Maths & Stats, UC

I've recently been trying to model how ecological niches change over evolutionary time. This lead to a bunch of thorny mathematical problems related to random convex sets, like how should we think about a random process when the state space...


NZSA CPD - Visualisation in Data Science

Speaker:Ian Westbrooke
Starts:09:00 AM, May 9, 2019
Ends:04:30 PM, May 9, 2019
Where:NZSA
Keywords: Continuing Professional Development, data science, visualisation

A NZ Statistical Association Continuing Professional Development Programme course OBJECTIVE: To understand the principles of good data visualisation and implementing those principles using the R software CONTENT: Part one covers the proven...


Prediction intervals for overdispersed binomial data with application to historical controls

Speaker:Max Menssen (Leibniz University Hannover)
Starts:02:00 PM, Apr 4, 2019
Ends:03:00 PM, Apr 4, 2019
Where:School of Maths and Stats, UC

Bioassays are highly standardized trials for assessing the impact of a chemical compound on a model organism measured as success counts out of a total number of events (eg. rats with tumors observed in a certain cohort). In that context, it is...