Dr. Tanya Schmah
Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa
email: (my first initial and last name) (at) uottawa.ca .

Research interests

statistical machine learning, image registration, geometric mechanics

*** Please note that I am not accepting any new students for 2021 ***

Sample Undergraduate Research Projects:

Automated interpretation of video for detecting respiratory response in zebrafish;
Aerial spins of athletes;
Detecting lesions in neuroimages with neural networks
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Winter 2021:

MAT4144/MAT5158 Lie Groups

MAT4387 Optimization: Theory and Practice

Past courses:

MAT4376C/5314C Statistical Machine Learning

MAT 2384 Ordinary Differential Equations and Numerical Methods

MAT 4599 Variétés et géométrie différentielle

MAT 4155 Elementary Manifold Theory

MAT 1702 Méthodes Mathématiques II
MAT 4144/MAT5158 Lie Groups

MAT 1348 Discrete Mathematics for Computing

Brief Bio

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, I worked at Rotman Research, Baycrest, and the University of Toronto, where I worked with Stephen Strother, Rich Zemel and Geoffrey Hinton applying statistics and machine learning to medical images and other "wide" data sets. From February 2004 to January 2007, I was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Macquarie University, and before that a lecturer at the University of Warwick (U.K.). In 2001, I finished a doctorate under the supervision of Tudor Ratiu at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. A lot of my research has been in geometric mechanics, a field in which modern differential geometry is used to study classical mechanical problems. My main collaborators in this field have been Cristina Stoica, Mark Roberts and Darryl Holm.



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