Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: The Iterated Local Model for Social Networks

Speaker: Erin Meger Affiliation: Ryerson University Room: MC 5501

Abstract:

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Is any knot not the unknot?

Speaker: Patrick Naylor Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 4064

Abstract:

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. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Title: High-dimensional probability: Random vectors in high dimensions

Speaker: Courtney Paquette Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5417

Abstract:

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.

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