
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

December 4, 2016  
Overview:

Tuesday, August 2 (Bahen Room 1200)  
9:45 10:30  Onsite Registration and Morning Coffee 
10:3011:30  George Elliott, University of Toronto Not every functor is manifestly covariant 
11:3012:30  Bruce Blackadar, University of Nevado,
Reno Recent results on semiprojectivity 
12:3014:30  Lunch Break 
14:3015:30  Andrew Toms, Purdue University The Cuntz semigroup, mean dimension, and the structure of crossed products 
15:3016:00  Coffee Break 
16:0016:45  Aaron Tikuisis, University of
Toronto Representing dimension groups in real vector spaces 
16:4517:15  Wadii Hajji, University of
Ottawa Compact inverse semigroup representation 
17:3018:30  Reception at the Fields Institute 
Wednesday, August 3 (Bahen Room 1200)  
9:009:30  Morning Coffee 
9:3010:30  Mike Boyle, University of Maryland The Generalized Spectral Conjecture, and the Williams Conjecture for positive matrices over unital subrings of the reals 
10:3011:00  Coffee Break 
11:0012:00  Vadim Kaimanovich, University
of Ottawa Rate of escape on groupoids 
12:0012:30  Charles Starling, University of Ottawa Finite Group Actions on C*algebras Associated to Tilings 
12:3014:00  Lunch Break 
14:0015:00  Brian Marcus, University of
British Columbia A complex Hilbert metric with application to entropy of Hidden Markov Chains 
15:0015:30  Termeh Kousha, University of
Ottawa Asymptotic behavior and moderate deviation principle for the maxi mum of a Dyck path 
15:3016:00  Coffee Break 
16:0017:00  Klaus Schmidt, University of
Vienna Entropy and periodic points of algebraic group actions 
18:30  Banquet (John's Italian Cafe, 27 Baldwin St.) 
Thursday, August 4 (Bahen Room 1200)  
9:009:30  Morning Coffee 
9:3010:30  Jean Renault, Université d'Orléans Conditionally negative type functions on groupoids 
10:3011:00  Coffee Break 
11:0012:00  David Kerr, Texas A&M University Topological dynamics and crossed products: finite approximation and paradoxicality 
12:0012:30  Catalin Rada, University of Ottawa On crossed products by Z of algebras arising from reduced free group C*algebras 
12:3014:00  Lunch Break 
14:0015:00  ManDuen Choi, University of
Toronto Positive linear maps through quantum computers 
15:0015:30  Ion Nechita, University of
Ottawa and CNRS Positivity as a tool in quantum entanglement theory 
15:3016:00  Coffee Break 
16:0017:00  Christian Skau, Norwegian University of
Science & Technology Toeplitz flows and their Ktheory 
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Full Name  University Name 
AlNuwairan, Muneerah  University of Ottawa 
Belinschi, Serban  University of Saskatchewan 
Blackadar, Bruce  University of Nevada, Reno 
Boyle, Mike  University of Maryland 
Choi, ManDuen  University of Toronto 
Elliott, George  University of Toronto 
Giordano, Thierry  University of Ottawa 
Hajji, Wadii  University of Ottawa 
Handelman, David  University of Ottawa 
Ivanescu, Cristian  MacEwan University and University of Alberta 
Kaimanovich, Vadim  University of Ottawa 
Katz, Alexander A.  St. John's University 
Kerr, David  Texas A&M University 
Kousha, Termeh  University of Ottawa 
Li, Zhiqiang  Fields Institute 
Marcus, Brian  University of British Columbia 
Nawata, Norio  Kyushu University 
Nechita, Ion  University of Ottawa 
Pestov, Vladimir  University of Ottawa 
Rada, Catalin  University of Ottawa 
Renault, Jean  University of Orleans 
Reznick, Bruce  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign 
Schmidt, Klaus  University of Vienna 
Skau, Christian  Norwegian University of Science & Technology 
Starling, Charles  University of Ottawa 
Tekle, Yohannes  Ivytech Community College 
Tikuisis, Aaron  University of Toronto 
Toms, Andrew  Purdue University 
Viola, Maria Grazia  Lakehead UniversityOrillia 
TO BE CONFIRMED:  
Kaimanovich, Vadim  University of Ottawa 
Lawrence, John W.  University of Waterloo 