New Zealand Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (NZIMA)

2005 Programmes

To view the thematic programmes taking place in this year, please click on the links below.

  • Hidden Markov Models and Complex Systems
  • Mathematical Models for Optimizing Transportation Services


    Hidden Markov Models and Complex Systems

    Programme theme: Many complex systems are observed through data which do not directly reflect the underlying dynamics. Hidden Markov models (HMM) form a remarkably general and elastic mathematical framework for modelling such partially observed systems. Recent developments, based on the expectation-maximation (E-M) algorithm among others, allow model testing and parameter estimation to be carried out within certain classes of such systems. This Programme aims to further extend and exploit these developments through applications to a range of problems of both local and international significance.

    Further information can be found on the programme website.

    Programme director: Emeritus Professor David Vere-Jones (Victoria University of Wellington)

    Programme committee:

  • Geoff Nicholls, University of Auckland
  • Peter Thomson, Statistics Research Associates Ltd
  • Stefanka Chukova, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Satish Iyengar, University of Canterbury
  • Mark Bebbington, Massey University
  • Roger Littlejohn, AgResearch

    Workshop details: A workshop will take place in Wanaka the week of 29 June - 1 July 2005. Further information is available on the workshop website.

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    Mathematical Models for Optimizing Transportation Services

    Programme theme: This six-month thematic programme will focus on two broad areas of major importance: fleet and crew planning under uncertainty, and revenue management. Exploring the interface between these two areas will be of particular interest. Our goal is to emphasize the interface between mathematical optimization and its applications in practical situations. To enhance this we will be engaging the support and participation of industrial partners.

    Further information can be found on the programme website.

    Programme director: Professor Andy Philpott (University of Auckland)

    Programme committee:

  • Professsor David Ryan, University of Auckland
  • Associate Professor Matthias Ehrgott, University of Auckland

    Workshop details: A workshop will take place in Auckland the week of 19 - 22 April 2005. Further information is available on the workshop website.

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