## Past Events › RTG - Coding, Cryptography and Number Theory (CCNT) Seminar

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## Introduction to Lopez’s talk for graduate students

by Travis Baumbaugh

Find out more »## Hiram Lopez – Clemson University

Linear codes using basic tools of commutative algebra In this talk we are going to give an introduction to linear codes and we will see how they are applied. Then we introduce the linear codes known as evaluation codes. We…

Find out more »## 2016 Lecture Series with Nigel Boston

This year's RTG Lecture Series' speaker is Nigel Boston from University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Find out more »## Nigel Boston – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Overview of Applied Algebra I shall give a somewhat personal introduction to applied algebra, starting with coding theory and cryptography and then leading to a wide variety of topics.

Find out more »## Nigel Boston – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Entropy Regions and the Four-Atom Conjecture I shall introduce entropy regions, motivated by network coding, and then note how they are equiv- alent to something in finite group theory, allowing us to address fundamental questions regarding these regions.

Find out more »## Nigel Boston – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Low-Rank Matrix Completion I shall describe recommender systems such as Netflix, which seek to complete arrays from sparse data, and explain our recent work using algebraic geometry to obtain uniqueness results.

Find out more »## Nigel Boston – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Belgian Chocolate Problem I shall introduce the Belgian Chocolate Problem, a question from robust control theory amenable to algebraic attack and mysteriously connected to the abc conjecture, and a few other open odds and ends.

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