# Featured Presentations

### 2013

*Dr. Bruce Reed*

### Abstract

Finding ways of getting from place to place has occupied humanity since the dawn of civilization. The Romans built roads, Moses parted the waters, Dorothy clicked her heels (cf. the Wizard of Oz)....

*Dr. Dharmendra Sharma*

### Abstract

Data is crucial for computational modeling to solve complex real world problems. Data acquisition through sensors, encoding/representation as data, extraction of patterns/information/knowledge all are...

*Edgar C. Young*

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When startled with a stressful event, our body pumps adrenalin into the bloodstream as an emergency signal to many different types of cells. There are many other examples of diverse information signals...

*Dr Esther Verheyen, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University*

*Dr Bruno Buchberger, Professor of Computer Mathematics*

### Abstract

"How much of mathematical invention can be automated?"

*Prof Frits Beukers*

### Abstract

Abstract: Hypergeometric functions occur in many shapes and flavours throughout mathematics and mathematical physics. The first such functions were introduced by Euler and studied in depth by Gauss. Since...