
Audio and/or slides are available for talks given at the Fields Institute
during the following events in the year July 2004  June 2005.
For events from September 2012 onwards, plus selected events from
JuneAugust 2012, please see our video archive.
For events from other years, plus those JuneAugust 2012 talks that are only available in audio format, please
consult the audio/slides home page.
Various Dates Throughout the Year
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
January 2005
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
 May 18, 2005: Didier Sornette, Professor of Geophysics at UCLA:
Extreme Financial Risks
 March 30, 2005: Robert Almgren, Director, Mathematical Finance Program, University of Toronto:
Optimal Portfolios from Ordering Information
 February 23, 2005: Tom Hurd, McMaster University and director of PhiMac:
Fast CDO pricing in an affine Markov chain model of credit risk
 November 24, 2004: David Hobson, University of Bath, Princeton University:
Local Martingales, Bubbles and Option Prices
 November 24, 2004: Vicky Henderson, Princeton University:
Valuing the Option to Invest in an Incomplete Market
 October 27, 2004: Stanley R Pliska, Finance Department, University of Illinois at Chicago:
Optimal Mortgage Refinancing with Endogenous Mortgage Rates: an Intensity Based, Equilibrium Approach
 September 29, 2004: Mark Kamstra, York University:
Investing Confidence in the Ex Ante Equity Premium: A New Methodology and A Narrower Range of Estimates
 September 29, 2004: Luis A. Seco, University of Toronto:
Pricing Default Correlation Products within a structural framework
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 November 15, 2004: Nigel Hitchin, Mathematical Institute, Oxford:
Open orbits and geometrical structures
 November 16, 2004: Nigel Hitchin, Mathematical Institute, Oxford:
Instantons and bihermitian metrics
 November 17, 2004: Nigel Hitchin, Mathematical Institute, Oxford:
Geometry with Bfields
 January 17, 2005: Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam:
The Mathematics of String Theory
 January 20, 2005: Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam:
Topological String Theory II
 May 9, 2005: Renata Kallosh, Physics, Stanford University:
Towards String Cosmology
 May 11, 2005: Renata Kallosh, Physics, Stanford University:
Stabilization of moduli in string theory II
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 September 14, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture 1
 September 21, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 September 21, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 October 5, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 October 5, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 October 12, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 October 12, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 October 19, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 October 26, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 October 26, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 November 2, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 November 2, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 November 9, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 November 16, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 November 30, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 December 3, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 December 7, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 December 7, 2004: Kentaro Hori, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
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 November 2, 2004: Antony Vannelli, University of Waterloo:
New Modelling Techniques for the Global Routing Problem
 November 2, 2004: Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo:
Robust algorithms for large sparse semidefinite programming (SDP)
 December 7, 2004: Geroge F. Corliss, Marquette University:
Automatic Differentiation
 December 7, 2004: Joaquim Martins, University of Toronto:
AeroStructural Wing Design using Coupled Sensitivity Analysis
 February 1, 2005: John Betts, Math and Engineering Analysis, The Boeing Company:
Is a Good NLP all you need to Solve Optimal Control Problems?
 February 1, 2005: John Dennis, Research Professor and Noah Harding Professor Emeritus, Rice University:
Optimization using surrogates for engineering design
 March 1, 2005: Larry Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University:
Interior Point Algorithms for LargeScale Nonlinear Programming: Applications in Dynamic Systems
 March 1, 2005: Andreas Waechter, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center:
Interior Point Algorithms for LargeScale Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithmic Development
 April 5, 2005: David R. Heltne, Managing Consultant  SCM, Lakeside Technology Associates:
Refinery Planning Using SLP Algorithms
 April 5, 2005: Leon Lasdon, Information, Risk, and Operations Management Dept., McCombs School of Business, University of Texas:
SLP Algorithms and Refinery Optimization
 May 3, 2005: Andrew Conn, IBM:
Optimization at Watson, Derivative Free Optimization and Not An Introduction and New Results
 May 3, 2005: Chandu Visweswariah, IBM:
Mathematics and Engineering: A Clash of Cultures?
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 October 4, 2004: Fyodor Malikov, University of Southern California / Fields Institute:
Algebras of chiral differential operators and the Courant bracket
 October 6, 2004: Ke Zhu, Fields Institute:
Degeneration of the moduli space of Jholomorphic discs and Legendrian contact homology
 October 18, 2004: F. Malikov, University of Southern California / Fields Institute:
Algebras of chiral differential operators and the Courant bracket (part 2)
 October 20, 2004: Paul Horja, Fields Institute:
Toric DeligneMumford stacks and mirror symmetry
 October 27, 2004: JeanYves Welschinger, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon / Fields Institute:
Invariants of real symplectic 4manifolds out of reducible and cuspidal pseudoholomorphic curves
 November 1, 2004: Robert Penner, University of Southern California / Fields Institute:
On a cell decomposition of a blowup of the DeligneMumford compactification
 November 5, 2004: Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University / Fields Institute:
Affine Manifolds, Torus Fibrations and the YVertex
 November 8, 2004: WeiDong Ruan, University of Illinois at Chicago / Fields Institute:
Deformations of integral coisotropic submanifolds in symplectic manifold
 December 1, 2004: Jim Bryan, UBC:
The local GromovWitten theory of curves
 December 8, 2004: Alexei Bondal, Steklov Mathemaical Institute / Fields Institute:
Mirror symmetry via constructible sheaves
 January 27, 2005: Jaemo Park, Pohang University:
Supertwistor Orbifolds: Gauge Theory Amplitudes and Topological Strings
 January 27, 2005: Amihay Hanany, MIT:
Quivers for Metrics
 January 31, 2005: Alexei Gorodentsev, ITEP, Moscow:
Tstabilities on triangulated categories
 February 3, 2005: Cobi Sonnenschein, Tel Aviv University:
More on the noncritical gauge/gravity duality
 February 10, 2005: Ofer Aharony, Weitzmann Institute:
Gravitational phase transitions from a field theory perspective
 February 10, 2005: Matthias Gaberdiel, Zurich, ETH:
Topological permutation branes
 March 10, 2005: Yan Soibelman, Kansas State:
Mirror symmetry and nonarchimedean analytic geometry
 March 14, 2005: A. Semikhatov, Lebedev Inst., Moscow:
Nonsemisimple Verlinde algebras and quantum groups
 April 11, 2005: Duco van Straten, University of Gutenberg:
An Index theorem for Matrix Factorizations
 April 11, 2005: Duco van Straten, University of Gutenberg:
An Index theorem for Matrix Factorizations, part 2
 June 16, 2005: Don Marolf, University of California, Santa Barbara:
Clarifying holographic charges
 June 16, 2005: Mark Van Raamsdonk, UBC:
Phase diagrams for large N gauge theories on compact spaces
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 November 17, 2004: Paul Kunkel, Head of Audit, Ontario Power Generation:
Panel Discussion
 March 16, 2005: Suzanne Labarge, Retired ViceChairman and Chief Risk Officer of RBC Financial Group:
The Changing Face of Risk Management
 November 17, 2004: Chris Scammell, Senior Manager, Financial Governance, BMO:
Panel Discussion
 November 17, 2004: Rani Turna, Senior Manager, Risk and Regulatory Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Roundtable Moderator):
Panel Discussion
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 January 17, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 January 24, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 January 24, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 January 31, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 February 14, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 1
 February 14, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture  Part 2
 February 21, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 February 28, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Slides only
 March 7, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 March 14, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 March 28, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 April 11, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
 April 18, 2005: Ragnar Buchweitz, University of Toronto:
Lecture
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 N. Bergeron, York:
Schubert polynomials
 L. Chen, Ohio State:
Equivariant cohomology
 M. Harada, Toronto:
Schubert basics
 M. Harada, Toronto:
Equivariant cohomology and GKM theory for flag varieties
 J. Kamnitzer, UC Berkeley:
MirkovicVilonen cycles
 L. Mare, Regina:
Quantum cohomology of full flag manifolds I. Generators and relations
 L. Mare, Regina:
Quantum cohomology of full flag manifolds II. The quantum Chevalley formula
 L. Mihalcea, Michigan:
Equivariant quantum Schubert calculus
 B. Rothbach, UC Berkeley:
Some comments about varieties defined by rank conditions
 A. Savage, Toronto:
Cohomology of flag varieties
 A. Savage, Toronto:
Geometric representation theory on flag varieties
 J. Tymoczko, Michigan:
Regular semisimple Hessenberg varieties
 M. Willems, Toronto:
Ktheory
 M. Willems, Toronto:
Equivariant Ktheory of BottSamelson varieties and flag varieties
 A. Woo, UC Berkeley:
Introduction to the Singularities of Schubert Varieties
 A. Yong, UC Berkeley/Fields Institute:
Schubert calculus: algebraic geometry and combinatorics
 A. Yong, UC Berkeley/Fields Institute:
Degeneracy loci
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 Miguel Costa, Porto University:
Chronology protection in string theory
 Sumit Das, University of Kentucky:
Time dependent backgrounds in 2D string theory
 Bernard de Wit, Utrecht University:
Variational principles for BPS black hole entropy
 Henriette Elvang, University of California, Santa Barbara:
Nonsupersymmetric black rings
 Roberto Emparan, Universitat de Barcelona:
Nutty black rings and 4D black holes
 Jerome Gauntlett, Imperial College:
AdS solutions and some deformations
 Gary Horowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara:
Holographic Description of a Cosmological Singularity
 Renata Kallosh, Stanford University:
A simple example of moduli fixing
 Alex Maloney, SLAC and Stanford University:
Stringy resolution of null singularities
 David Mateos, Perimeter Institute:
Microscopics of black rings
 Shiraz Minwalla, Tata Institute and Harvard University:
Plasma Balls in Confining Large N Gauge Theories
 Harvey Reall, University of California, Santa Barbara:
Supersymmetric black rings
 Simon Ross, University of Durham:
Nonsupersymmetric smooth geometries and D1D5P bound states
 Eva Silverstein, Stanford University:
The uses of tachyons
 Antoine Van Proeyen, K.U. Leuven  Belgium:
The geometry and landscape of supergravity
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 Jose A. Anquela, Universidad de Oviedo:
Martindalelike Covers of PI Quadratic Jordan Algebras
 Saeid Azam, University of Isfahan:
Derivations, automorphisms and tensor product of algebras
 Maribel Tocon Barroso, University of Ottawa:
The Kostrikin radical of EALAs of reduced type
 Georgia Benkart, University of WisconsinMadison:
More than Everything You Want to Know About Centroids of Lie Algebras
 Stephen Berman, University of Saskatchewan:
Conjugacy results for the Lie algebra $sl_2$ over an algebra which is a U.F.D.
 Yuly Billig, Carleton University:
Jet Modules
 Alberto Elduque, Universidad de Zaragoza:
Lie algebras with $S_4$ action and structurable algebras
 John Faulkner, University of Virginia:
Structurable Tori
 Skip Garibaldi, Emory University:
Algebras for algbraic groups of type $E_6$
 Noriaki Kamiya, University of Aizu:
Examples of triple systems and Lie superalgebras associated with their systems
 Issai Kantor, Lund University:
The Peirce Decomposition for Generalized Jordan Triple Systems of Finite Order
 Sergei Krutelevich, University of Ottawa:
Jordan algebras, exceptional groups, and higher composition laws
 Michael Lau, University of Ottawa:
Orbifold vertex algebras and EALA representations
 Antonio Fernandez Lopez, Universidad de Malaga:
The socle of a nondegenerate Lie algebra
 Consuela Martinez Lopez, Universidad de Oviedo:
Bimodules over simple finite dimensional Jordan superalgebras
 Kevin McCrimmon, University of Virginia:
Jordan derivations of TKK Lie algebras
 Fernando Montaner, Universidad de Zaragoza:
Jordan algebras of quotients
 Jun Morita, University of Tsukuba:
Gauss decomposition for groups, Lie algebras and tilings
 Erhard Neher, University of Ottawa:
Skewdihedral homology and skew derivations
 Susumu Okubo, University of Rochester:
Triality and Structurable Algebras
 Arturo Pianzola, University of Alberta:
Extended Affine Lie Algebras: A cohomological perspective
 Michel Racine, University of Otttawa:
Maximal Orders in Split Lie Algebras over a Local Field
 Oleg Smirnov, College of Charleston:
Lie Algebras and Lie Triple Systems
 Kaiming Zhao, Wilfrid Laurier University:
ø(theta)stable parabolic subalgebras
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 Larry Bradshaw, Fire Sciences Lab, MT:
Basics of the National Fire Danger Rating System
 John Braun, University of Western Ontario:
Local Likelihood Point Process Intensity Estimation
 David R. Brillinger, University of California, Berkeley:
Risk Analysis for Two Marked Point Process Data Sets
 David T. Butry, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station:
Estimate the Effect Wildfire Management has on Fire Behavior: A
 Andre Dabrowski, University of Ottawa:
Modeling distances between ignitions
 Charmaine Dean, Simon Fraser University:
Mixture Models for SpatioTemporal MultiState Processes
 Sylvia Esterby, UBCOkanagan:
Analysis of fire index data
 Marcia L. Gumpertz, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station:
Estimating the Effect Wildfire Management has on Fire Behaviour: A PropensityScore Matching Approach
 Fangliang He, University of Alberta:
Spatial Ecology
 Fuensanta Saura Igual, Jaume I, Spain:
Analysis of forest fires in Comunidid Valenciana (Spain) using a spatial statistics methodology
 Gail Ivanoff, University of Ottawa:
What is a multiparameter renewal process?
 Rafal Kulik, University of Ottawa:
Tutorial on point processes
 David Martell, University of Toronto:
Forest Fire Management  a Systems Modelling Perspective
 Robert McAlpine, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources:
Forest Fire Management in Ontario  a Primer and Manager's perspective
 Haiganoush Preisler, Southwest Research Stations, USDA Forest:
Some Statistical Issues in Predicting Wildland Fire Risk
 Rick Schoenberg, UCLA:
On the Estimation of Separable Point Processes and Possible Improvements to the Buring Index
 Dean Slonowsky, University of Manitoba:
SetIndexed Martingales: Tools for Multidimensional Stochastic Modelling and Analysis
 Bo Song, Clemson:
Visualization of Fires
 David Stanford, University of Western Ontario:
What is missing from Fire Ecology?
 Brian Stocks, CFS:
Fire in the Boreal Forest
 Rolf Turner, University of New Brunswick:
Planar Point Pattern Analysis of New Brunswick Forest Fire Data
 David VereJones, Victoria University of Wellington and Statistical Research Associates Ltd.:
Some Models and Procedures for SpaceTime Point Processes
 Domingos Xavier Viegas, University of Coimbra, Portugal:
A Mathematical Model for Eruptive Fire Behaviour and Related Problems
 Douglas Woolford, University of Western Ontario:
Exploring Lightning and Fire Ignition Data
 Mike Wotton, Canadian Forest Service  Natural Resource Canada:
Using and interpreting output from the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
 Mike Wotton, Canadian Forest Service  Natural Resource Canada:
Methods for the prediction of forest fire occurence in Ontario
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 Karel Casteels, University of Waterloo:
Universal Cycles
 Lap Chi, University of Toronto:
Packing Steiner Trees and Forests
 Harold Connamacher, University of Toronto:
Algorithmic Behavior of DPLL on Random XORSAT and an
 Babak Farzad, University of Toronto:
Planar Graphs and the Discharging Method
 Jim Geelen, University of Waterloo:
Universal Cycles
 Hamed Hatami, University of Toronto:
Fourier Analysis and Large Independent Sets in powers of complete graphs
 Danny Heap, University of Toronto:
Improved Sampling of Steiner Triple Systems
 Graeme Kemkes, University of Waterloo:
Long cycles in supercritical random graphs
 Andrew D. King, McGill University:
An Upper Bound on the Chromatic Number of Line Graphs
 Richard Krueger, University of Toronto:
The Graph Search Hierarchy: A Characterizing View of Vertex Orderings
 Karen Meagher, University of Ottawa:
Eigenvalues of the Uniform Qualitative Independence Graphs
 Shengjun Pan, University of Waterloo:
Rectilinear Crossing Number
 Aidan Roy, University of Waterloo:
Complex Lines with Restricted Angles
 Claude Tardif, Royal Military College:
Hedetniemi's Conjecture
 Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology:
Matching
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 Bobby Acharya, Abdus Salam ICTP:
Statistics of M theory vacua and the Landscape
 Anirban Basu, University of Chicago:
(0,2) Duality
 Chris Beasley, Princeton University:
New Instanton Effects in N=1 Supersymmetric String Compactifications
 Melanie Becker, University of Maryland:
Flux Compactifications, Cosmology and the Standard Model of Elementary Particles
 Ralph Blumenhagen, Munich, Max Planck Institute:
Recent Progress with Intersecting Dbrane models
 Volker Braun, University of Pennsylvania:
A Heterotic Standard Model
 Frederik Denef, Rutgers University:
Landscape studies
 Ron Donagi, University of Pennsylvania:
Geometric transitions, integrable systems, and large N duality
 Bogdan Florea, Rutgers University:
Moduli Stabilization in FTheory Compactifications
 Mariana Grana, Ecole Normale SuperieurParis:
Hitchin Functionals in Supergravity
 Sergei Gukov, Harvard University:
Heterotic Moduli Stabilization with Fractional ChernSimons Invariants
 Ruben Minasian, Ecole Polytechnique:
On mirror symmetry with fluxes and branes
 Michael Schulz, California Institute of Technology:
Mapping Flux to Geometry
 Gary Shiu, University of Wisconsin/Perimeter Institute:
Building Chiral Flux Vacua
 Alessandro Tomasiello, Stanford University:
Towards generalized complex mirror symmetry
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 Mina Aganagic, UC Berkeley:
Black holes, quantum YangMills theory and nonperturbative topological strings
 Jim Bryan, University of British Columbia:
The local GromovWitten theory of curves
 CheolHyun Cho, Northwestern University:
Ainfinity structure of openclosed map in Amodel
 Kevin Costello, Imperial College London:
Topological conformal field theories and CalabiYau categories
 Duiliu Emanuel Diaconescu, Rutgers University:
Geometric Transitions and Integrable Systems
 Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam:
Topological Mtheory, Part II
 Alexander Givental, University of California at Berkeley:
Quantum RiemannRoch for orbifolds and Bernoulli polynomials (after HsianHua Tseng)
 Alexander Givental, University of California at Berkeley:
HirzebruchRiemannRoch in Quantum cobordism theory
 ElenyNicoleta Ionel, Stanford University:
Embedded curves and the GromowWitten invariants of 3folds
 Bumsig Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study:
Generalization of HoriVafa conjecture
 Yon Seo Kim, UCLA:
Computing Hodge integrals with one lambda class
 Albrecht Klemm, University of Wisconsin at Madison:
Open/closed string duality for topological gravity with matter
 YuanPin Lee, University of Utah:
Invariance of tautological equations
 Jun Li, Stanford University:
Relative stable maps and topological vertex
 Andrei Losev, ITEP, Moskow:
Homological algebra, BV formalizm and (topological) string theory
 YongGeun Oh, University of Wisconsin at Madison:
Compactification of the moduli space of holomorphic maps with prescribed singularities
 Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University:
Overview of GromovWitten/ DonaldsonThomas correspondence
 Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University:
Quantum cohomology of the Hilbert scheme
 Takuya Okuda, California Institute of Technology:
CalabiYau Crystals from ChernSimons Gauge Theory
 Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology:
Black holes and topological string theory
 Pan Peng, UCLA:
Integrality of the GopakumarVafa invariants on toric CalabiYau
 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley:
Limit shapes of fluctuating surfaces
 Lev Rozansky, University of North Carolina:
Topological theories on a 2d worldsheet foam
 Richard Thomas, Imperial College:
Constant scalar curvature Kähler metrics and stability of algebraic varieties
 Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University:
Topological Mtheory, Part I
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 Mark Behrens, MIT:
Isogenies of elliptic curves and the K(2)local sphere
 Alex Bene, UCLA:
The locus at hyperelliptic fatgraphs
 David BenZvi, Texas:
The Geometric Langlands Program
 Michael Ching, MIT:
Operadic bar constructions and the Goodwillie derivatives of the identity
 Ralph Cohen, Stanford:
String topology and GromovWitten theory of cotangent bundles
 Christopher Douglas, MIT:
Twisted KTheory of lie groups
 Nora Ganter, UIUC:
On orbifold genera, K(n)local spectra, product formulas and power operations
 Veronique Godin, Stanford:
Fat graphs and the mapping class group of a surface with boundary
 Paul Goerss, Northwestern:
Morava modules and local Langlands
 Vassily Gorbounov, Kentucky:
Mirror symmetry formula for elliptic genus of some Fano varieties
 Andre Henriques, MIT:
Computation of Torusequivariant complex oriented cohomology theories of flag varieties
 Michael Hopkins, MIT:
The work of Jack Morava
 Po Hu, Wayne State:
On algebraic analogues of string topology
 Mikhail Kapranov, Yale:
Floer homology for indschemes
 Nitu Kitchloo, San Diego:
Buildings for KacMoody groups
 Igor Kriz, Michigan:
Conformal field theory, GrothendieckTeichmueller theory and other structures
 Jacob Lurie, MIT:
Elliptic Cohomology and Derived Algebraic Geometry
 James McClure, Purdue:
The intersection pairing for PL chains, with applications to string topology
 Goro Nishida, Kyoto:
Steenrod algebra, Dickson invariants and the automorphism groups of the additive group law
 Charles Rezk, UIUC:
On DyerLash of algebras of operations on Morava ETheory
 Eric Sharpe, UIUC:
Dbranes and derived categories
 Andrew Stacey, NTNU, Trondheim:
A Construction of a Dirac Operator on Loop Space
 Stephan Stolz, Notre Dame:
Elliptic cohomology via conformal field theories?
 Dennis Sullivan, SUNY Stonybrook:
Chain level GromovWitten theory
 Hirotaka Tamanoi, UC Santa Cruz:
Decomposition of orbifold mapping spaces and geometric Hecke operators
 Constantin Teleman, Cambridge:
Twistings in GromovWitten theory
 Takeshi Torii, Fukuoka, Japan:
Degeneration of formal groups and generalized Chern characters
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 Joseph Bernstein, Tel Aviv University:
Subconvexity estimates and representation theory
 William Casselman, University of British Columbia:
Truncation and buildings
 Laurent Clozel, ParisSouth:
Arthur's conjectures, restriction principle, and mysterious functorialities
 Stephen DeBacker, University of Michigan:
MurnaghanKirillov theory for depth zero supercuspidal representations
 Thomas Haines, University of Maryland:
Shimura varieties with parahoric level structure
 David Kazhdan, Hebrew University:
On endoscopic decomposition of certain weight zero representations
 Henry Kim, University of Toronto:
Functoriality for unitary groups
 Robert Kottwitz, University of Chicago:
Arthur's work on the trace formula
 JeanPierre Labesse, Institut Mathmatique:
Norm map for twisted endoscopy
 Robert Langlands, Insitute for Advanced Study:
The trace formula and the theory of numbers
 Erez Lapid, Hebrew University:
Explicit trace identities
 Gerard Laumon, CNRS and Universite ParisSud:
The Fundamental Lemma for Unitary Groups (I)
 Werner Muller, Bonn:
The trace formula and spectral theory of automorphic forms
 Bao Chau Ngo, Universite ParisSud:
The Fundamental Lemma for Unitary Groups (II)
 Michael Rapoport, Universitat Bonn:
Local models of Shimura Varieties
 Peter Sarnak, Princeton University:
Some analytic applications of the trace and related formulae
 Freydoon Shahidi, Purdue University:
Infinite dimensional groups and automorphic Lfunctions
 David Vogan, MIT:
Arthur packets and unitary representations
 JeanLoup Waldspurger, Institut Mathmatique:
Identites de caracteres entre representations de SO(2n+1) et de GL(2n) tordu
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 Roberto Aldave and Simon Gluzman, Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc.:
Prediction of Real Variables with NonPolynomial Approximants
 David Banks, Duke University:
Scalability of Models in Data Mining
 Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal:
Statistical Learning from High Dimensional and Complex Data: Not a Lost Cause
 Hugh Chipman, Acadia University:
Daily Discussant
 Merlise Clyde, Duke University:
Bayesian Perspectives on Combining Models
 Adele Cutler, University of Utah:
Random Forests: Proximity, Variable Importance and Visualization *Joint work with Leo Breiman
 Alex Depoutovitch, Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc.:
The use of grid computing to speed up prediction
 Jerome Friedman, Standford University:
Importance Sampling: An Alternative View of Ensemble Learning *Joint work with Bogdan Popescu
 Henxue Huang, Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc.:
Dependence Degree and Feature Selection for Categorical Data
 Grigoris Karakoulas, University of Toronto:
ROCbased Learing for Imbalanced Class Problems
 Helmut Kroger, University of Laval:
Learning in neural networks with smallworld architecture
 Xianping Liu, Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc.:
Generation 5 Hybrid Clustering System and its Application
 Joaquin Ordieres Mere, University of la Rioja:
DataMining for industrial processes
 Russell Steele, McGill University:
Algebraic Geometry and Model Selection for Naive Bayes Networks
 Godfried Toussaint, McGill University:
Proximity Graph Methods for Data Mining
 Steven Wang, York University:
Clustering Categorical Data Based on Distance Vectors
 William Welch, University of British Columbia:
Daily Discussant
 Stan Young, National Institute of Statistical Science:
Linking and pattern matching in multiple large data twoway tables
 Ruban Zamar, University of British Columbia:
Robust Methods and Data Mining
 Ji Zhu and Saharon Rosset, University of Michigan:
Is regularization: efficient and effect Priecewise linear SVM paths
 Mu Zhu, University of Waterloo:
An Adaptive Radial Basis Function Network Model for Statistical Detection
 Alex Zolotovitski, Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc.:
Automated Trade area analysis. Case study of G5 MWM software application
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 Alexander Gorokhovsky, University of Colorado:
Bivariant Chern Character and Connes' Index Theorem
 Nigel Higson, Pennsylvania State University:
Introduction to the ConnesMoscovici formula
 X. Hu, University of Toronto:
Local index theorem for transversally elliptic operators
 Jerry Kaminker, IUPUI:
Duality in noncommutative geometry
 Masoud Khalkhali, University of Western Ontario:
Renormalization and Motivic Galois Theory (after Connes and Marcolli)
 Eckhart Meinrenken, University of Toronto:
ChernWeil homomorphism for noncommutative differential algebras
 John Phillips:
From Specrtal Flow to the Odd Local Index Formula
 Raphael Ponge, Ohio State University:
Noncommutative geometry, Heisenberg calculus and CR geometry
 Bahram Rangipour, University of Victoria:
Cup product in Hopf cyclic cohomology and Connes Moscovici characteristic map
 Andrzej Sitarz, University of Wroclav:
Local index formula: going beyond spectral triples
 Boris Tsygan, Northwestern University:
BV operators in noncommutative geometry
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 S. Bull and J. P. Lewinger, University of Toronto, Dept of Public Health Sciences and Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute:
Missing Data in FamilyBased Genetic Association Studies
 N. Chatterjee, National Cancer Institute:
Missing Data Problems in Statistical Genetics
 Jimbo Chen, NIH:
Semiparametric efficiency and optimal estimation for missing data problems, with application to auxiliary outcomes (no audio)
 R. Cook and G. Yi, University of Waterloo:
Marginal Methods for Incomplete Clustered Longitudinal Binary Data
 J. DiCesare, University of Waterloo:
Estimating Diffusions with Missing Data
 J. F. Lawless, Department of Statistics and Act. Sci., University of Waterloo:
Some Problems Concerning Missing Data in Survival and Event History Analysis
 Alan Lee, Department of Statistics, University of Auckland:
Asymptotic Efficiency Bounds in SemiParametric Regression Models (no audio)
 R. J. A. Little, University of Michigan:
Robust likelihoodbased analysis of multivariate data with missing values
 A. Rotnitzky, Harvard:
Doublyrobust estimation of the area under the operating characteristic curve in the presence of nonignorable verification bias
 D. L. McLeish & C.A. Struthers, University of Waterloo:
Regression with Missing Covariates: Importance Sampling and Imputation
 B. Nan:
A new look at some efficiency results for semiparametric models with missing data
 James Reilly, Department of Statistics, University of Auckland:
Multiple Imputation and Complex Survey Data (no audio)
 D. Scharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Sensitivity Analysis for Informatively IntervalCensored Discrete TimetoEvent Data
 A. Scott, University of Auckland:
Fitting familyspecific models to retrospective family data
 J. Stafford, Department of Public Health Science, University of Toronto:
ICE: Iterated Conditional Expectations
 M. E. Thompson, University of Waterloo:
Interval censoring of event times in the National Population Health Survey
 C. Wild, Dept. of Statistics, University of Auckland:
Some issues of efficiency and robustness
 G. Y. Yi, Dept. of Stat. and Act. Sci., University of Waterloo:
Median Regression Models for Longitudinal Data with Missing Observations
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Meeting on New Directions in Probability Theory
(August 67, 2004)
 Gerard Ben Arous, Courant Institute:
Quenched to annealed transition for the parabolic Anderson problem
 Siva Athreya, Indian Statistical Institute:
Branching coalescing particle systems
 David Brydges, University of British Columbia:
Selfavoiding walk in four dimensions
 Micheal Cranston, University of California, Irvine and University of Rochester:
Some results on the parabolic Anderson model
 John Harnad, Concordia University and CRM Université de Montréal:
Two matrix models, duality and RiemannHilbert problems
 Thomas P. Hayes, Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago:
Better coupling with less effort
 Kurt Johansson, Royal Institute of Technology:
Measures from nonintersecting paths
 Tom Kennedy, University of Arizona:
Monte Carlo studies of selfavoiding walks
 Leonid Koralov, Princeton University:
Asymptotic problems in random transport
 Greg Lawler, Cornell University:
Selfavoiding walk in two dimensions: detailed conjectures and few results
 Neal Madras, York University:
Knotting phenomena in selfavoiding walks
 Micheal Molloy, University of Toronto:
Generating random colourings of a graph with high girth and maximum degree
 Carl Mueller, Rochester University:
The heat equation with multiplicative Levy noise
 Robin Pemantle, University of Pennsylvania:
The complexity of finding a path with nearly optimal drift in a branching random walk
 Roland Speicher, Queen's University:
Random matrices and free probability
 Craig Tracy, University of California:
Differential equations for Dyson processes
 HorngTzer Yau, Stanford University & Courant Institute:
Brownian motion in quantum physics
 Xiaowen Zhou, Concordia University:
Selfduality of coalescing Brownian motion and its applications in measurevalued processes
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