Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

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Lectures, seminars and dissertations

* Dates within the next 7 days are marked by a star.

Vesa Vuojamo
Euclidean time-frequency transforms
* Wednesday 23 October 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Milo Orlich (Aalto)
Early history of homological algebra and category theory
* Wednesday 23 October 2019,   14:15,   M2 (M233)
In various fields of maths one meets the concept of a sequence of objects (which can be groups, modules, algebras,...) together with maps d_i going from object A_i to object A_{i-1}. The maps can be group homomorphisms, module homomorphisms, and so on, according to the nature of the objects under consideration. The very simple property these maps are required to satisfy is that, at any position in the sequence, the composition of map d_i with map d_{i-1} is equal to the zero map. An example of such a sequence of objects and maps (called in general a "complex") is the de Rham complex. Homological algebra is the study of such complexes and it was born around 70 years ago mainly thanks to new ideas in category theory and algebraic topology. In this talk we will consider a few of the key events and characters that lead to the birth and the early development of homological algebra.
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Neea Palojärvi (Åbo Akademi)
On $\tau$-Li coefficients and explicit zero-free regions
* Wednesday 23 October 2019,   15:15,   M3 (M234)
In this talk I will give an introduction to $\tau$-Li coefficients and my results considering the coefficients and explicit zero-free regions. The $\tau$-Li coefficients are members of an infinite sequence of real numbers which can be used to determine whether certain functions satisfy the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis or not. In the talk, I describe how finitely many $\tau$-Li coefficients can be used to determine whether certain functions have certain zero-free regions inside the critical strip or not.
ANTA Seminar

Jie Li
An introduction to secure distributed matrix multiplication
* Thursday 24 October 2019,   15:15,   M3 (M234)
Matrix multiplication is one of the key operations in various engineering applications. A user who has limited computation capability may wish to compute the product of two matrices with the assistance of several distributed servers. However, security becomes an issue when these servers are untrustworthy. In this talk, we focus on information-theoretically secure distributed matrix multiplication with the goal of minimizing the communication overhead.
ANTA Seminar

Jaakko Lehtomaa (University of Helsinki)
On asymptotic independence and support detection techniques for heavy-tailed multivariate data
* Monday 28 October 2019,   14:15,   Y405
One of the central objectives of modern risk management is to find a set of risks where the probability of multiple simultaneous catastrophic events is negligible. That is, risks are taken only when their joint behavior seems sufficiently independent. Our objective is to provide additional tools for describing dependence structures of multiple risks when the individual risks can obtain very large values. The study is performed in the setting of multivariate regular variation. We show how asymptotic independence is connected to properties of the support of the angular measure and present an asymptotically consistent estimator of the support. The estimator generalizes to any dimension greater than or equal to two and requires no prior knowledge of the support. The validity of the support estimate can be rigorously tested under mild assumptions by an asymptotically normal test statistic.
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Elina Robeva (University of British Columbia)
Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Totally Positive Densities
Tuesday 29 October 2019,   15:15,   U6
Nonparametric density estimation is a challenging problem in theoretical statistics -- in general a maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) does not even exist! Introducing shape constraints allows a path forward. In this talk I will discuss non-parametric density estimation under total positivity (i.e. log-supermodularity) and log-concavity. I will first show that though they possess very special structure, totally positive random variables are quite common in real world data and possess appealing mathematical properties. Given i.i.d. samples from a totally positive distribution, we prove that the maximum likelihood estimator exists with probability one assuming there are at least 3 samples. We characterize the domain of the MLE and show that it is in general larger than the convex hull of the observations. If the observations are 2-dimensional or binary, we show that the logarithm of the MLE is a tent function (i.e. a piecewise linear function) with "poles" at the observations, and we show that a certain convex program can find it. Instead of using a maximum likelihood estimator, we discuss the possibility of using kernel density estimation. This new estimator raises an abundance of theoretical questions.
Department Colloquium

Vito Buffa
Remarks on time-smoothing for parabolic variational problems in metric measure spaces
Wednesday 30 October 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Niko Lietzén (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 04 November 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Timo Takala
Time mollifications in a space-time cylinder (diplomityöesitelmä)
Tuesday 05 November 2019,   15:15,   M3 (M234)

Luca Sodomaco (Aalto)
TBA
Tuesday 05 November 2019,   15:15,   M2 (M233)

Karl Brustad
TBA
Wednesday 06 November 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Nadir Sahllal (Universite Mohammed V de Rabat)
TBA
Wednesday 06 November 2019,   15:15,   M3 (M234)
ANTA Seminar

Hoa Ngo (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 11 November 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Olga Kuznetsova (Aalto)
TBA
Tuesday 12 November 2019,   15:15,   M2 (M233)
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Julian Weigt
TBA
Wednesday 13 November 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Marko Voutilainen (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 18 November 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Laura Jakobsson (Aalto)
TBA
Tuesday 19 November 2019,   15:15,   M2 (M233)
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Cintia Pacchiano
TBA
Wednesday 20 November 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Joona Karjalainen (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 25 November 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Prof. Kaisa Nyberg (Aalto University)
TBA
Tuesday 26 November 2019,   15:15,   U6
Department Colloquium

Stavros Evdoridis
Boundary behaviour of harmonic mappings
Wednesday 27 November 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Paavo Raittinen (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 02 December 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

Muhammad Ardiyansyah (Aalto)
TBA
Tuesday 03 December 2019,   15:15,   M2 (M233)
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Emma-Karoliina Kurki
TBA
Wednesday 04 December 2019,   12:15,   M3 (M234)
Seminar on analysis and geometry

Sami Helander (Aalto)
TBA
Monday 09 December 2019,   14:15,   Y405
Aalto Stochastics and Statistics seminar

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