SMS scnews item created by Michael Stewart at Mon 28 Sep 2015 1127
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 1 Oct 2015
Calendar1: 30 Sep 2015 1800-1930
CalLoc1: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney
CalTitle1: Stats Soc NSW Monthly Talk: Abstract Algebras and the Record Linkage Problem
Auth: michaels@pmichaels.pc (assumed)

Stats Society NSW Monthly Talk: Roughan -- Abstract Algebras and the Record Linkage Problem

September’s talk is here at Sydney and will touch on some 
group-theoretic applications in statistics. Details are below.

Cheers,

Michael

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Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Time:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Refreshments

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Lecture

7:45pm - onward: Dinner


Venue:

Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, University of Sydney.


Professor Matthew Roughan

University of Adelaide


Abstract Algebras and the Record Linkage Problem


Record Linkage is the process of finding matching records in one or
more databases when they lack a common key. When the data contain errors,
a common approach is modelling the probability of pairwise matches, and
then choosing only the high-probability links. However, that ignores the
larger scale structure of the problem which may be important for some
problems, particularly those involving many datasets. In this talk, I will
discuss some initial ideas related to using the entire graph of matching
data, in particular the use of algebraic operators from group theory on
the problem.


Biography of Prof. Matthew Roughan

Prof. Matthew Roughan has worked in the School of Mathematical Sciences at
the University of Adelaide since 2004. His research interests range from
stochastic modelling to measurement and management of networks like the
Internet, but more recently have been branching out into other types of
network.


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