PIMS Distinguished Lectures

The PIMS Distinguished Lectures Series is sponsored by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) for the purpose of bringing prominent national and international mathematical scientists to the University of Regina community. This on-going series began in 2009 and continues to be a valuable and important endeavour.

2024 Lectures

Marco Gualtieri, University of Toronto

Generalized Geometry, Stacks, and Physics.  April 9, 2024.  Lecture Poster (76 kB)pdf

Teena Gerhardt, Michigan State University

Interactions between topology and algebra: advances in algebraic K-theory.  March 8, 2024.  Lecture Poster (77 kB)pdf

David Haziza, University of Ottawa

Statistical inference in the presence of imputed survey data through regression trees and random forests.  February 12, 2024.  Lecture Poster (77 kB)pdf

2023 Lectures

Ben Williams, University of British Columbia

Topology and Azumaya algebras.  October 20, 2023.  Lecture Poster (83 kB)pdf

Colva Roney-Dougal, University of St Andrews

Counting Permutation Groups.  October 6, 2023.  Lecture Poster (125 kB)pdf

Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

Transcendence of period integrals over function fields.  September 22, 2023.  Lecture Poster (82 kB)pdf

Jiguo Cao, Simon Frasher University

Machine Learning for Functional Data.  September 15, 2023.  Lecture Poster (82 kB)pdf

Emily Riehl, John Hopkins University

A Reintroduction to Proofs.  February 10, 2023.  Lecture Poster (72 kB)pdf

2022 Lectures

Alexander Kupers, University of Toronto

Diffeomorphisms of discs.  October 28, 2022.  Lecture Poster (888 kB)pdf

Tatjana Miljkovic, Miami University

An overview of the recent loss modeling approaches and their impact on risk measures.  October 14, 2022.  Lecture Poster (604 kB)pdf

Stefaan Vaes, KU Leuven

Classification questions in operator algebras and ergodic theory.  February 11, 2022. Lecture Poster (748 kB)pdf

2021 Lectures

Adrian Ioana, UC San Diego

Classification and rigidity for group von Neumann algebras.  May 4, 2021. Lecture Poster (679 kB)pdf

2019 Lectures

Gary MacGillivray, University of Victoria

Colouring Oriented Graphs.  October 15, 2019. Lecture Poster (785 kB)pdf

Alexander Melnikov, University of Alberta

Option Pricing Via Path-wise Comparison of Stochastic Processes and Market Completions.  September 19, 2019. Lecture Poster (692 kB)pdf

2018 Lectures

Kenneth R. Davidson, University of Waterloo

Multivariable Operator Theory.  October 19, 2018. Lecture Poster (744 kB)pdf

2017 Lectures

Chi-Kwong Li, College of William and Mary

Geometrical Properties of the (p,q)-Matricial Range.  November 17, 2017. Lecture Poster (756 kB)pdf

Tomás Caraballo, Universidad de Sevilla

A Comparison Between Random and Stochastic Modeling in Epidemiology.  September 7, 2017. Lecture Poster (745 kB)pdf

Su-Fen Yang, National Chengchi University

A New Approach for Monitoring Process Variance.  June 16, 2017. Lecture Poster (604 kB)pdf

Ram Murty, Queen's University

Twin Primes.  April 12, 2017. Lecture Poster (735 kB)pdf
PIMS 20th Anniversary

2016 Lectures

Masoud Khalkhali, Western University

Spectral Invariants of Noncommutative Spaces.  November 3, 2016. Lecture Poster (638 kB)pdf

 Mikhail Muzychuk, Netanya Academic College

Non-commutative Association Schemes of Rank 6.  October 20, 2016. Lecture Poster (749 kB)pdf

Harm Bart, Erasmus University

Vector-Valued Logarithmic Residues, Vanishing Sums of Itempotents and Unusual Cantor Sets.  August 25, 2016. Lecture Poster (717 kB)pdf

John Oprea, Cleveland State University

Mathematics, Soap Films, and (a Touch of) Biology.  April 26, 2016. Lecture Poster (773 kB)pdf

Leandro Cagliero, Universida Nacional de Córdoba

The Nash-Moser Theorem of Hamilton and Rigidity of Lie Algebras.  April 6, 2016. Lecture Poster (891 kB)pdf

2015 Lectures

Vladimir G. Troitsky, University of Alberta

Vector Lattices, Order Convergence, and Regular Sublattices.  November 27, 2015.  Lecture Poster (255 kB)pdf

Alexandru Suciu, Northeastern University

Hyperplane arrangements: at the crossroads of Topology and Combinatorics.  August 14, 2015. Lecture Poster (255 kB)pdf

2014 Lectures

Stephen Kirkland, University of Manitoba

Sensitivity analysis for perfect state transfer in quantum spin networks.  November 7, 2014. Lecture Poster (882 kB)pdf

Peter Zvengrowski, University of Calgary

The Riemann zeta function: a horizontal view point.  March 17, 2014. Lecture Poster (165 kB)pdf

2013 Lectures

Yuly Billig, Carlton University

Vector Fields on a Torus and Their Representation Theory.  October 18, 2013.  Lecture Poster (132 kB)pdf

Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, University of Toronto

The McKay Correspondence and Ubiquity of Coxeter-Dynkin Diagrams.  September 24, 2013. Lecture Poster (95 kB)pdf

The McKay Correspondence and Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry.  September 25, 2013. Lecture Poster (45 kB)pdf

Yet Another Look:  The McKay Correspondence, Preprojective Algebras, and Maximal Cohen-Macaulay Modules.  September 26, 2013.  Lecture Poster (45 kB)pdf

Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University

Perspectives on Human Bias Versus Machine Bias: Generalized Linear Models. March 22, 2013. Lecture Poster (66 kB) abstract

2012 Lectures

Alejandro Adem, University of British Columbia

Topology of Spaces of Commuting Matrices. November 29, 2012. Lecture Poster (75 kB) abstract

Jürgen Garloff, University of Applied Sciences/HTWG Konstanz and University of Konstanz

Feasibility of Methods for the Solution of Systems of Linear Interval and Parametric Equations. October 26, 2012. Lecture Poster (70 kB) abstract

Vern Paulsen, University of Houston

The Kadison-Singer Problem. March 5, 2012. Lecture Poster (86 kB) abstract

2011 Lectures

Volker Runde, University of Alberta

Big Things are Rarely Amenable. November 18, 2011. Lecture Poster (80 kB)abstract

Marcelo Laca, University of Victoria

Broken Symmetries. November 9, 2011. Lecture Poster (65 kB) abstract

Richard Anstee, University of British Columbia

Forbidden Configuations: A Survey. September 29, 2011. Lecture Poster (86 kB) abstract

Sebastian Cioba, University of Delaware

Eigenvalues of Graphs. September 22, 2011. Lecture Poster (99 kB) abstract

Peter Lancaster, University of Calgary

Canonical Structures for Matrix Functions. May 5, 2011. Lecture Poster (98 kB) abstract

2010 Lectures

David Kerr, Texas A&M University

Entrpoy in Dynamics. November 12, 2010. Lecture Poster (86 kB) abstract

Michael Lamoureux, University of Calgary

Properties of Gabor Multipliers for Physical Modelling. March 15, 2010. Lecture Poster (85 kB) abstract

2009 Lectures

Arturo Pianzola, University of Alberta

The Language of Forms. October 30, 2009. Lecture Poster (106 kB) abstract

James A. Mingo, Queens University

A Graph of Matrices. October 2, 2009. Lecture Poster (158 kB) abstract

Jianer Chen, Texas A&M University

New Algorithmic Techniques for Parameterized Computation. August 24, 2009. Lecture Poster (100 kB) abstract

Roger Horn, University of Utah

Matrix Canonical Forms. April 27, 2009. Lecture Poster (96 kB) abstract