2014 Program

The 2014 SFU Symposium on Mathematics and Computation is a showcase of research in computational mathematics at SFU, UBC, and UVic.

Program Schedule

Date: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Location: The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University 

TimeEvent or Speaker
Title of Talk
9:00am Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:30am Ben Adcock (SFU)

Getting more from less: compressed sensing and its applications


Stephanie van Willigenburg (UBC)

Quasisymmetric refinements of Schur functions

11:00am Morning Coffee and Poster Setup  
11:15am Poster Competition and Judging  
12:15pm Buffet Lunch
1:15pm Chris Sinclair (Oregon) Mathematics in the computer age: exploration and exposition
2:00pm Greg Mori (SFU)

Discriminative Latent Variable Models for Human Action Recognition

2:45pm Afternoon Coffee
3:00pm Andrew King (D-Wave) Working with the D-Wave quantum computer: Modeling, minors, and mitigation
3:45pm Award Ceremony Awards for Putnam participants, Undergraduate Research Prize recipients, and Poster Prizes.
4:15pm Poster Presentations by Award Winners
4:30pm Closing Remarks