Title: The Iterated Local Model for Social NetworksSpeaker: Erin Meger Affiliation: Ryerson University Room: MC 5501
On-line social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are often studied through friendships between users. Adversarial relationships also play an important role in the structure of these social networks.
Title: Is any knot not the unknot?Speaker: Patrick Naylor Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 4064
Ever wanted to learn something about knots? This is your chance! We'll talk about some basics of knot theory, including how to prove some intuitively `obvious' but mathematically tricky results.
Title: High-dimensional probability: Random vectors in high dimensionsSpeaker: Courtney Paquette Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417
In this talk, I will finish our discussion of concentration inequalities, particularly, I will discuss the sub-exponential distribution and state Bernstein’s inequality; thereby completing our study of large deviations.