Week of September 13 - 17 Tuesday, September 14 1:00 - 3:00 LUKACS LECTURE - Room 459 MSC Kanti V. Mardia, Distinguished Lukacs Professor, BGSU, and University of Leeds, England "Shapes and images" Abstract: Warping and image averaging. High-level Bayesian image analysis and shape priors. 2:30 ALGEBRA SEMINAR - Room 447 MSC Inna Korchagina, Ohio State University "Signalizers in finite groups" Abstract: The main theorem is: let G be a finite group of Lie type in characteristic r, t an involutory automorphism of G, and X a p-subgroup of automorphisms of G, such that 1) p is odd 2) X=[X,t] 3) C(t) in G normalizes X Then X is trivial, unless either p=r, or r=2 and t is a graph automorphism of A(2n,2^a) (untwisted and twisted). 2:30 SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION SEMINAR - Room 400 MSC Tong Sun, Mathematics and Statistics, BGSU "Finite element methods for parameter-dependent problems from solid mechanics, part II" Wednesday, September 15 2:30 ANALYSIS SEMINAR - Room 459 MSC Juan Bes, Mathematics and Statistics, BGSU "Linear subspaces of hypercyclic vectors II" Friday, September 17 3:30 Coffee 3:45 COLLOQUIUM - Room 459 MSC Jim Albert, Mathematics and Statistics, BGSU "Using model/data simulations to detect streakiness" Abstract: A simulation-based approach is proposed for approximating a Bayesian analysis. Parameters and data are simulated from a Bayesian model and inference about a parameter is performed by exploring the set of parameter values conditional a set of values of a simulated statistic. The approach is used to learn about parameters of a streaky model on the basis of a statistic used to measure streakiness. The method is illustrated to detect streakiness in baseball hitting data and basketball shooting data.
Professor Kanti V. Mardia of the University of Leeds is visiting Bowling Green State University during August and September as Distinguished Lukacs Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He will give five two-hour lectures on Statistical Shape Analysis over the next few weeks. See an announcement of the lectures and directions for getting to the department.