"According to Erdös, I’ve been dead for 4 years"
Mark Daley, Dept. of Computer Science
2:30 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
North Campus Building (NCB), Room 114
Abstract: What do graph theory, category theory, algebraic topology, and random matrix theory have in common? In my descent from prover-of-theorems to “working mathematician” (not in the perversely ironic sense of Mac Lane), I have desecrated all of these noble branches of mathematics in the pursuit of applied mathematical models.
During the 50 horrifying minutes of this talk, I will torture those souls brave enough to assemble with the twisted details of how my team and I turned some of the most beautiful abstractions created by the human mind into mundane tools for investigating the function and structure of the human nervous system in health and disease. I might even talk about musicological insights we’ve gained into late medieval Gregorian chant to demonstrate that not even the humanities are safe from our depravity.
And because I’m a computer scientist and it is now de rigueur for computer scientists to publicly hold forth on AI, I will pepper my presentation with passive-aggressive references to work we’ve done that falls under the social branding exercise of what is considered ‘AI’ in 2019.
- Wednesday, Sept. 26, Anita T. Layton (Waterloo), "Modeling and Simulation for Drug Development"
- Wednesday, Nov. 21, Kaisa Miettinen (U of Jyvaskyla, Finland), "Introduction Multiobjective Optimization: Some Interactive Methods"
- Wednesday, Jan. 23, Gunnar Carlsson (Ayasdi, Stanford University), "Topology for Artificial Intelligence"
- Wednesday, Mar. 6, Jörn Diedrichsen (Western), "New mathematical tools for the study of brain representations and brain modularity"
- Thursday, Sept. 14, Rob Corless (Western), "The Bohemian Eigenvalue Project"
- Wednesday, Sept. 27, Alexander Schied (Waterloo), "Robust Trading Strategies, Pathwise Ito Calculus, and Generalized Takagi Functions"
- Thursday, Oct. 26, Rick Jardine (Western), "Cluster Graphs"
- Thursday, Jan 18, Matt Davison (Western), "Adventures in Electricity Finance"
- Thursday, Feb 15, Chris Kapulkin (Western), "Formal verification"
- Wednesday, Mar 21, Leland McInnes (Tutte Institute), "Topological Data Analysis for Dimension Reduction and Clustering"