An LTCC intensive course by R. A. Bailey and Peter J. Cameron
Rockefeller Building, Gower Street, London, 13-14 June 2012
The course brings together concepts from Pure Mathematics (Laplacian
eigenvalues of graphs) and Statistics (optimal design of experiments).
It will be organised as four 2-hour lectures, commencing at 1pm on Wednesday 13 June 2012, and finishing at around 1pm the next day.
- Lecture 1: Block designs (RAB)
- Block designs in use; complete- and incomplete-block designs; balanced incomplete-block designs; estimation using block designs.
- Lecture 2: Graphs and Laplacians (PJC)
- The Laplacian matrix of a graph and its spectrum; connections with spanning trees, isoperimetric properties, electrical networks and random walks.
- Lecture 3: Designs, graphs and optimality (RAB)
- The concurrence and Levi graphs of a block design. Variance and resistance, spanning trees. Definitions of optimality; optimality of BIBDs and group divisible designs.
- Lecture 4: More on graphs (PJC)
- Optimality and graph properties; variance-balanced designs. The Tutte polynomial; spanning trees, acyclic and totally cyclic orientations of graphs.
To register for the course, email Nisha Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a course web page at http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~pjc/LTCC-2012-intensive/