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School of Mathematics and Statistics
 March 2012
Tuesday 27
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Teach For Australia "Ace Your Application" : Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed? Website | More Information
Want to know how to get your graduate application to the top of the pile? Want to learn how to transform an average application response into one that will get you noticed?

Two reps from Teach for Australia will talk you through the various components of the graduate selection process.

We'll fill you in on the do's and don'ts of graduate applications to make sure you avoid common mistakes and know what employers look for.

Bookings essential through UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Exploring Finance Careers : The presentation will feature students who have worked in a number of different industries including Investment Banking, Private Equity, Management Consulting, and Accounting. Website | More Information
FAWA’s junior seminars are a great opportunity to discover whether finance is the right fit for you. Learn more about what units and majors will maximise your chances of success in breaking into finance. The presentation will feature students who have worked in a number of different industries including Investment Banking, Private Equity, Management Consulting, and Accounting.
Wednesday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: The subspace lattice More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Phill Schultz (UWA)

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The subspace lattice

at 11am on Wed 28th of March in MLR2

Abstract: I describe algebraically, combinatorially and anatomically the lattice of subspaces of a finite dimensional vector space V. The description allows you to calculate, from given subspaces U and W of V, bases for U + W and UW and for all subspaces and complements of U. Also, you can describe the Hasse Diagram of the lattice of subspaces of V.
Thursday 29
18:00 - EVENT - SPE Graduate Networking Event : An opportunity for all students to attain internships/graduate work! Website | More Information
The Graduate Networking Event is the biggest SPE event of the year. The GNE is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with company representatives who are looking to recruit from ALL disciplines for their upcoming graduate and vacation work programs.

Representatives from the technical and HR divisions of the attending companies will be present.

Companies: Accenture Baker Hughes Chevron Deloitte Ernst & Young KPMG PwC Santos Schlumberger Shell Subsea7 Wood Group Kenny Woodside + More to come!

Tickets: $10 for SPE members $15 for non-members

The tickets will go on sale on the 19th of March until the day of the event in front of the Civil & Mechanical Engineering Building. Tickets will also be available online at https://www.trybooking.com/22300

The ticket entitles you to food, drink vouchers and informational booklets from each company.

 April 2012
Wednesday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: s-geodesic transitive graphs More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Wei Jin (UWA)

will speak on

s-geodesic transitive graphs

at 11am on Wednesday 4th of April in MLR2.

Abstract: In a finite graph Gamma, a geodesic from a vertex u to a vertex v is one of the shortest paths from u to v, and this geodesic is called an i-geodesic if the distance between u and v is i. The graph Gamma is said to be s-geodesic transitive if the graph automorphism group is transitive on the set of s-geodesics. In this talk, I will compare the s-geodesic transitivity with other two well-known transitive properties, namely s-arc transitivity and s-distance transitivity, and determine the local structure of 2-geodesic transitive graphs, and also give some results about the family of locally disconnected 2-geodesic transitive but not 2-arc transitive graphs.

All welcome

Wednesday 11
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics using MS Excel : A Short Course Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to give the participants an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, we concentrate on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discuss the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

10:30 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Polyhedral complexes, locally compact groups and lattices More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Anne Thomas (Sydney)

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Polyhedral complexes, locally compact groups and lattices

at 10:30am on Wednesday 11th of April in MLR2

***Note earlier time than usual*******

Abstract: This will be an introduction to the part of geometric group theory which is concerned with polyhedral complexes, their automorphism groups and lattices in their automorphism groups. We will show via key examples how finite geometries and groups are used to construct and understand infinite polyhedral complexes and groups which act on them.

All welcome
Friday 13
9:00 - COURSE - Semiparametric Regression : A Short Course Website | More Information
Semiparametric regression is concerned with the exible incorporation of nonlinear functional relationships in regression analyses. Assuming only a basic familiarity with ordinary regression, this short-course explains the techniques and bene ts of semiparametric regression in a concise and modular fashion. Spline functions, linear mixed models and Bayesian hierarchical models are shown to play an important role in semiparametric regression. There will be a strong emphasis on implementation in R and BUGS.

Registration for the course is available online at https://scg.maths.uwa.edu.au/?id=347
Wednesday 18
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: A class of abundant p-singular elements in finite classical groups More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Tomasz Popiel (UWA)

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A class of abundant p-singular elements in finite classical groups

at 11am on Wednesday 18th of April in MLR2

Abstract: Elements with order divisible by certain primes have underpinned many algorithms for computing in finite classical groups G. For a prime p dividing the order of G and not dividing q, where G is defined over a field with q elements, we introduce a subfamily of the p-singular elements of G (elements with order divisible by p) comprising elements that leave invariant certain "large" subspaces of the natural G-module. We determine the exact asymptotic value of the proportion of these elements in G, which turns out to be a constant multiple of the best known lower bound for the proportion of all p-singular elements, the latter having been obtained in a 1995 paper of Issacs, Kantor and Spaltenstein. We also present an efficient algorithm for testing whether a given element of G belongs to our new subfamily of p-singular elements. This talk represents joint work with Alice Niemeyer and Cheryl Praeger.

All welcome
Friday 20
8:45 - WORKSHOP - Mathematics & Computation for Complex Systems Resarch Theme Workshop : Facilitating the sharing of knowledge between those faced with the challenges of dealing with complex systems Website | More Information
The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, ideas and technical skills between experienced and emerging researchers and research students who are faced with the challenges of dealing with complex systems.

Please see the website for full details.

All researchers, including research students, involved in the field of Mathematics and Computation at UWA are invited to participate. Please register your attendance with Ilse Lorenzen before 5 April 2012. There is no cost for UWA staff and students to attend.

 May 2012
Tuesday 01
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Water Corporation Employer Talk : Water Corporation graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
Water Corporation representatives will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for all students. (engineering and science highly desired) Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: The Merino-Welsh Conjecture More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Steven Noble (Brunel University, UK)

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The Merino-Welsh Conjecture

at 11am Wednesday 2nd of May in MLR2

Abstract: The Merino-Welsh conjecture states that for any loopless, bridgeless graph G, the maximum of the number of acyclic orientations and the number of totally cyclic orientations of G is at least the number of spanning trees of G.

Each of these invariants is an evaluation of the Tutte polynomial, which is a two-variable graph polynomial with positive coefficients. Computational evidence hints that for bridgeless, loopless graphs, the Tutte polynomial might be convex along the portion of lines x+y = constant lying in the positive quadrant. The conjecture is a first small step towards resolving this question.

We will explain the motivation behind the conjecture and discuss some generalizations, in particular to matroids. We will then show that the most general convexity conjecture holds for a large class of matroids and that something much weaker holds for all loopless, bridgeless matroids. Almost no knowledge of matroids will be assumed!

All welcome
Wednesday 09
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Automorphisms and opposition in twin buildings More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Alice Devillers (UWA)

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Automorphisms and opposition in twin buildings.

at 11am on Wednesday 9th of May in MLR2.

Abstract: Opposition in twin buildings generalises the notion of opposition in spherical buildings. With James Parkison and Hendrik Van Maldeghem, we looked at automorphisms mapping some/all residues to opposite residues.For instance we proved that an automorphism of a thick twin building (swapping the two halves) always maps at least one spherical residue to an opposite. However, if the building is also locally finite and 2-spherical, then not every residue of a given type can be mapped to an opposite.
Wednesday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Computing with infinite linear groups: results and challenges More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Alla Detinko (NUI, Galway)

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Computing with infinite linear groups: results and challenges

at 11am in Maths Lecture Room 2 on Wednesday 16th of May

Abstract: In the talk we will discuss methods for computing with infinite linear groups. We also survey recently obtained results for computing with finitely generated linear groups. The main focus will be on the theoretical background of computing in this class of groups.
Wednesday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Algebraic Design Theory More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Dane Flannery (NUI, Galway)

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Algebraic Design Theory

at 11am on Wednesday 23rd of May in MLR2

Abstract: This talk will survey results and open problems in the theory of pairwise combinatorial designs, drawing on a recently published book by the speaker and Warwick de Launey.

All welcome
Tuesday 29
13:00 - TALK - Careers Centre: Deloitte Dream Team Competition 2012 Information Session : Deloitte Dream Team Competition 2012 Information Session information session Website | More Information
Find out more about the Deloitte Dream Team, an annual inter-university competition where students compete in university teams to solve realistic business problems and scenarios.Book through Careerhub.

 June 2012
Wednesday 06
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: SCVT-Graphs More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Guang Rao (UWA)

will speak on

SCVT-Graphs

at 11am on Wednesday 6th of June in MLR2.

Abstract: A graph is called self-complementary if its complement is isomorphic to itself. SCVT-graphs are the graphs that are both self-complementary and vertex-transitive. My research focuses on undirected SCVT-graphs. In this talk, I will give a brief historical retrospect, present some new results, and outline my future study plan.

All welcome.
Thursday 07
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The "all you can eat" guide to the Three Minute Thesis : Three Minute Thesis: A comprehensive guide to preparing and presenting a compelling 3MT talk Website | More Information
The Three MInute Thesis (3MT) is a fun and challenging event that encourages the communication of research to a wide audience. The UWA 3MT competition finals will be held on 25th July and this presentation is a comprehensive guide to the preparation and presentation of a compelling 3MT talk. The presenter, Simon Clews,is an experienced 3MT judge who has championed the 3MT competition in Australia and internationally.
Saturday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Symmetric graphs of diameter two More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Carmen Amarra (UWA)

will speak on

Symmetric graphs of diameter two

at 11am on Thursday 14th of June in Maths Lecture Room 2

**Note the change of day***



Abstract: Let G be a group. A graph Gamma is G-symmetric if it admits G as an arc-transitive group of automorphisms, and it has diameter two if it is not a complete graph and if any two nonadjacent vertices have a common neighbour. Using normal quotient analysis, we can reduce the study of symmetric diameter two graphs to the following cases: (1) all nontrivial, connected G-normal quotients of Gamma are complete graphs, or (2) G acts quasiprimitively on the vertex set of Gamma. Our broad aim is to classify the symmetric diameter two graphs that satisfy (1) or (2). We are not able to achieve this for all such graphs; in this talk we describe our results for some subcases. In particular we focus on the subcase of (1) where Gamma has at least 3 nontrivial complete G-normal quotients, and the subcase of (2) where G is affine. Our analysis uses the classification of transitive linear groups, and Aschbacher's classification of subgroups of the general linear group.
Monday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Jennifer Harrison presents "eResearch and the opportunities of applying digital technology in healthcare research" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "eResearch and the opportunities of applying digital technology in healthcare research" by Professor Jennifer Harrison from [email protected] Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation

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