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Symmetric powers of trace forms on symbol algebras
(Université D'Artois, 2013) 
Anomalies of the magnitude of the bias of the maximum likelihood estimator of the regression slope
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2015)The slope of the bestfit line y h x x 0 1 ( ) from minimizing a function of the squared vertical and horizontal errors is the root of a polynomial of degree four which has exactly two real roots, one positive and ... 
An investigation of the performance of five different estimators in the measurement error regression model
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2015)In a comprehensive paper by Riggs et al.(1978) the authors analyse the performances of numerous estimators for the regression slope in the measurement error model with positive measurement error variances >0 0 for X and ... 
On moduli stacks of Gbundles over a curve (Prepublished version)
(Springer, 2010)Let C be a smooth projective curve over an algebraically closed eld k of arbitrary characteristic. Given a linear algebraic group G over k, let MG be the moduli stack of principal Gbundles on C. We determine the set of ... 
Moduli stacks of vector bundles on curves and the King–Schofield rationality proof (Prepublished version)
(Springer, 2010)Let C be a connected smooth projective curve of genus g ≥ 2 over an algebraically closed field k. Consider the coarse moduli scheme Bunr,d (resp. Bunr,L) of stable vector bundles on C with rank r and degree d ∈ Z (resp. ... 
On semistable vector bundles over curves (Prepublished version)
(Elsevier, 2008)Let X be a geometrically irreducible smooth projective curve de ned over a eld k, and let E be a vector bundle on X. Then E is semistable if and only if there is a vector bundle F on X such that Hi(X; F E) = 0 for i = 0; ... 
Poincaré families and automorphisms of principal bundles on a curve (Prepublished version)
(Elsevier, 2009)Let C be a smooth projective curve, and let G be a reductive algebraic group. We give a necessary condition, in terms of automorphism groups of principal Gbundles on C, for the existence of Poincaré families parameterized ... 
Moment estimation of measurement errors
(NEDETAS, 2011)The slope of the bestfit line from minimizing a function of the squared vertical and horizontal errors is the root of a polynomial of degree four. We use second order and fourth order moment equations to estimate the ratio ... 
Revisiting some design criteria
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2015)We address the problem that the A (trace) design criterion is not scale invariant and often is in disagreement with the D (determinant) design criterion. We consider the canonical moment matrix CM and use the trace of its ... 
Limitations of the least squares estimators; a teaching perspective
(Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2016)The standard linear regression model can be written as Y = Xβ+ε with X a full rank n × p matrix and L(ε) = N(0, σ2In). The least squares estimator is = (X΄X)−1XY with variancecovariance matrix Coυ( ) = σ2(X΄X)−1, where ... 
A note on the computation of symmetric powers of hyperbolic forms and of trace froms on symbol algebras
(Scientific Advances Publishers, 2014)Let K be a field with characteristic different from 2 and let S be a symbol algebra over K. We compute the symmetric powers of hyperbolic quadratic forms over K. Also, we compute the symmetric powers of the quadratic trace ... 
Generalized vector bundles on curves (Prepublished version)
(de Gruyter, 1998)In their paper [14] G. Harder and M.S. Narasimhan (and independently D. Quillen) have constructed a canonical flag of subbundles on any vector bundle on a complete smooth algebraic curve over a field. This flag measures ... 
Moduli schemes of generically simple Azumaya modules
(Documenta Mathematica, 2005)Let A be an Azumaya algebra over a smooth projective variety X or more generally, a torsion free coherent sheaf of algebras over X whose generic fiber is a central simple algebra. We show that generically simple torsion ... 
Mitigating collinearity in linear regression models using ridge, surrogate and raised estimators
(Cogent OA, 2016)Collinearity in the design matrix is a frequent problem in linear regression models, for example, with economic or medical data. Previous standard procedures to mitigate the effects of collinearity included ridge regression ... 
Response surface designs using the generalized variance inflation factors
(Cogent OA, 2015)We study response surface designs using the generalized variance inflation factors for subsets as an extension of the variance inflation factors. 
Ireland's participation in the 50th international mathematical olympiad
(Irish Mathematical Society, 2009)The 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) took place in Bremen (Germany) from 12th July until 22nd July 2009. With 565 participants (59 of whom were girls) from 104 countries, this was the IMO with the largest ... 
Minimizing oblique errors for robust estimating
(Irish Mathematical Society, 2008)The slope of the best fit line from minimizing the sum of the squared oblique errors is shown to be the root of a polynomial of degree four. We introduce a median estimator for the slope and, using a case study, we show ... 
Analytic moduli spaces of simple sheaves on families of integral curves (Preprint version)
(Wiley, 2013)We prove the existence of fine moduli spaces of simple coherent sheaves on families of irreducible curves. Our proof is based on the existence of a universal upper bound of the Castelnuovo–Mumford regularity of such sheaves, ... 
Solving cubic equations in two variables
(Irish Mathematical Society, 2007)After recalling a geometric construction of all Pythagorean triples of integers, the same idea is applied to find rational solutions of cubic equations in two variables. This leads to the definition of the MordellWeil ... 
Elliptic curves – an introduction
(Irish Mathematical Society, 2007)