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3rd Hamilton Institute Workshop on
Nonnegative Matrices and Related Topics

August 5th-7th, 2008.

Link to Abstracts of Talks


Monday, August 4th   

19.00-21.00      Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 5th   

Time                 Speaker/Title

11.45-13.00      Lunch

13.00-13.45      Martin Corless   
                         On generalised eigenvalues and passivity
13.45-14.30      Shmuel Friedland       
                         Maximizing Sum Rates in Gaussian Interference-limited Channels

14.45-15.00      Coffee

15.00-15.45      Felix Goldberg       
                         Colin De Verdiere numbers and matrices of graphs
15.45-16.30      Helena Smigoc   
                         A constructive approach to the nonnegative inverse eigenvalue                              problem

16.30-17.00      Coffee

17.00-17.45      Daniel Hershkowitz       
                         Diagonal similarity and equivalence of nonnegative matrices to
                         nonnegative sign equivalent and sign similar factorizations of

17.45-18.30      Leslie Hogben   
                         Matrix Completion Problems for Classes of Nonnegative Matrices

Wednesday, August 6th

Time                Speaker/Title

9.00-9.45         Christopher King   
                        Comparison of norms on non-commutative product spaces
9.45-10.30       Stephen Kirkland       
                        The case of equality in the Dobrushin bound for stochastic

10.30-11.00     Coffee

11.00-11.45     Naomi Shaked-Monderer       
                        On CP-rank of completely positive matrices
11.45-12.30     Amy Langville       
                        Rating and rank aggregation

12.30-13.30     Lunch

13.30-14.15     Raphael Loewy       
                        The sharpness of the upper bound for the exponent of a                                         K-primitive matrix
14.15-15.00     Volker Mehrmann       
                        Perron Frobenius theory for matrix pencils

15.00-15.30     Coffee

15.30-16.15     Michael Neumann   
                        On optimal condition numbers for Markov chains
16.15-17.00     Bryan Shader       
                        Curiousities about fastest mixing Markov chains on trees

19.00-23.00     Banquet at Barberstown Castle

Thursday, August 7th   

Time                Speaker/Title
9.30-10.15       Dusan Stipanovic      
                        Row Stochastic Matrices and consistent state and parameter                                 estimation
10.15-11.00     Elena Virnik        
                        Model reduction of positive descriptor systems
11.00-11.45     Fabian Wirth       
                        Lyapunov functions for interconnected systems

12.00-13.30    Closing Lunch



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