SEquences and Their Applications (SETA) 2014

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The University of Melbourne, 24–28 November 2014

Promoting engagement across key areas involving sequences this conference was attended by leading experts in cryptography, coding theory, quasi-Monte Carlo methods, wireless communication, design theory, discrete mathematics, and number theory. In particular, synergies between mathematicians and engineers were deepened.

National Medal of Science recipient, Distinguished Professor Solomon Golomb’s presentation on the importance of sequences research to engineering, communications and radar was a highlight. Particularly his overview of the early history of developments in shift register sequences, a research area he pioneered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Distinguished Professor Golomb was recently awarded the National Medal of Science, an honour bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields.

The conference included four well received invited talks on contemporary topics in sequences theory and applications.

Professor Kathy Horadam, an eminent mathematician in Hadamard matrices, delivered the first talk. Professor Tor Helleseth presented a proof of Lin Conjecture on two level autocorrelation sequences; Professor Bernhard Schmidt spoke on recent advances in Circulant Hadamard matrices and twisted cyclotomic integers and; Associate Professor Josef Dick presented recent results on the inverse of the star-discrepancy problem and the generation of pseudorandom Numbers. These talks were interesting and well received by conference participants.

The SETA 2014 Program Committee received 36 qualified submissions, with each refereed by at least two experts. The Program Committee selected 24 papers for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the conference proceedings. In addition, the proceedings contain two refereed invited papers; based on the presentations given by Josef Dick and Kathy Horadam, respectively.

MathSciNet Classification
94A55, 05B10, 94B50

Other Sponsors
The University of Melbourne, AustMS

Contact
Associate Professor Udaya Parampalli, The University of Melbourne
udayaparampalli@gmail.com

Organisers

Associate Professor Udaya Parampalli, The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Sanming Zhou, The University of Melbourne
Dr Leonie Simpson, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Kai-Uwe Schmidt, Otto-von-Guericke University
Dr Arne Winterhof, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Special presenters

Professor Tor Helleseth, University of Bergen, Norway
Research interests: coding theory, cryptography, sequences and discrete mathematics
Professor Kathy Horadam, RMIT University
Research interests: finite group cohomology, combinatorial design theory, information security, nonlinearity of data and digital sequences, biometrics
Associate Professor Bernhard Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Research interests: finite geometry, coding theory, algebraic number theory, computing, current projects, circulant weighing matrices, efficient arithmetic over cyclotomic fields and applications to combinatorics
Associate Professor Josef Dick, University of New South Wales
Research interests: numerical integration, in particular, quasi-monte carlo rules, number theory, abstract algebra (finite fields in particular), discrepancy
Distinguished Professor Solomon Golomb, The University of Southern California
Research interests: communications and radar signal design, coding theory and cryptography, combinatorial analysis, number theory, mathematical game theory

Participant Summary

Attendees

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES

XX

  • Academic

    64%

  • Postdocs

    0%

  • Post Graduates

    28%

  • Students

    8%

  • Industry

    0%

Gender

Gender Breakdown

State Breakdown
Victoria
50%
Australian Capital Territory
50%
New South Wales
50%
Queensland
0%
South Australia
0%
Western Australia
0%
Tasmania
0%
Northern Territory
0%
International
0%
Citizenship Status
Domestic - 60%
50%
International - 40%
50%
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