(CRM-, Joint-) ColloquiumFridays 3:30pm, Room B005,
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Coffee: Common Room, before the colloquium at 3pm.
(Carleton-uOttawa shuttle information)
Short Bio: Dr. Balakrishnan is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University. Originally from India, he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc from the University of Madras and a PhD from The Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur in 1981. Just after finishing his PhD, Dr. Balakrishnan came to Canada and held positions in different Canadian Universities and then in 1986 he joined the faculty at McMaster as an assistant professor. In 1995, he became a full professor. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He has held Distinguished Eugene Lukcas Professorship at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Santalo Lecturership at Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain).
Shor Bio: Jason I. Brown received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1987 and is currently a professor of Mathematics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has written over 60 refereed research papers in combinatorics and its connections to other branches of mathematics. He employed mathematical research to uncover how The Beatles played the opening chord of A Hard Day's Night in 2004 and garnered widespread media attention, and his work has been featured on the front page of the National Post, in Guitar Player magazine and on the web site of the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of "Our Days Are Numbered: How Mathematics Orders Our LIves".