About

Olivier6b

I’m a graduate student in mathematics at UQAM. This is my personal blog about technical interests.

Realisations/awards:

  • Alexander-Graham-Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (master studies, 17500$, CRSNG)
  • Bourse de maîtrise en recherche (17500$, FRQNT)
  • Undergraduate research award (CRSNG, summer 2017)
  • Undergraduate research award (CRSNG, summer 2016)

Some talks/exposition:

  • Topologie et apprentissage machine. (Expository note; published on the blog of the Student Comitee of the Canadian Mathematical Society)
  • Constrained semiparametric modelling (for directional statistics), poster presentation, 11th Bayesian Nonparametrics Conference (Paris, 2017)
  • Bayesian learning: semiparametric modelling and asymptotic theory, Student Research Session talk, Mathematical Congress of the Americas (Montreal, 2017).
  • Bayesian (nonparametric) learning, talk at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (Montreal, 2017).
  • Constructive polynomial approximation, Student summer seminar, 2017.
  • The Banach-Tarski paradox, CIRGET student seminar, 2015.

Organization:

  • Conférences Midi-Math, co-organizer, winter 2017.
  • Student summer seminar, organizer, summer 2017.

What I like:

  • Mathematics and statistics.
  • Robotics, electronics and programming languages. A much younger me built a few keyboard-guided robots, guitar amplifiers and effects; I played with field programmable gate arrays to program logical circuits and arithmetic logical units; made a few websites; etc.
  • Ethics and animal rights.

Academic interests:

  • Bayesian mathematical statistics (what can we learn from data?)
  • Asymptotic behaviour of posterior distributions (what happens as more and more data is gathered?)
  • Approximation-theoric characterizations and the geometry of statistical models (how can other fields of mathematics contribute insights?)