2015 Program

The 2015 SFU Symposium on Mathematics and Computation showcases research in computational mathematics at SFU and nearby universities.

Program Schedule

Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Location: The IRMACS Centre, Simon Fraser University 

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

9:30am Brian Wetton (UBC)

Numerical methods for geometric motion


Nathan Ilten (SFU)

Using geometry in computational algebra

11:00am Morning Coffee and Poster Setup  
11:15am Poster Competition and Judging  
12:15pm Buffet Lunch
1:15pm Mark Schmidt (UBC)

Is greedy coordinate descent a terrible algorithm?

2:00pm Nils Bruin (SFU)

Determining the rational solvability of algebraic curves

2:45pm Afternoon Coffee
3:00pm Rustum Choksi (McGill)

Self-assemby of shapes via generalized centroidal Voronoi tessellations

3:45pm Award Ceremony Awards for Putnam participants, Undergraduate Research Prize recipients, and Poster Prizes.
4:15pm Closing Remarks