Matrices of Sets - Formal Aspects of Computing Science SG (FACS)

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An introduction to Matrices of Sets, i.e. tables where the position at line i and column j is occupied by a set M(i,j), instead of a number.

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Renaud Di Francesco, Sony Europe BV


5.15-6.00pm Online networking for attendees

6.00-7.00pm Talk

7.00-7.15pm Questions

8.00pm Approx close



- short reminder of the parallel timeline of development of

matrices and set theory, by leading mathematicians as Cayley,

Sylvester, Jordan, Hilbert for matrices, and mainly Cantor for

set theory

- where Matrices of Sets appear, in the fringe of Graph Theory

- an operative framework for Matrices of Sets emulating the

operative framework of Classical Matrices

- deriving the well-known Classical Matrices operations from the

newly established framework of Matrices of Sets

- developing a new approach for eigenvalue/eigenvector outside

of linear spaces, for matrices and vectors of sets

- building polynomials of Matrices of Sets

- first application fields:

-- Logistics in multimodal transport: optimal routing of

containerised freight

-- Maritime Economics


Headline Speaker: Renaud Di Francesco, PhD

Renaud Di Francesco, PhD, is a BCS and IEEE Member, Fellow of

the IET, Director of the Europe Technology Standards Office, and

works for Sony Europe BV. He is a graduate from the Ecole

Polytechnique Paris (BSc in Basic Science Engineering), and

Telecom Paris Tech (MSc then PhD). He is the author of

technology books (Microeconomics for Big Data) and book chapters

(Machine Type Communications in the 5G era in 5G Networks,

Wiley, IEEE Press, 2018; Agent Based Model for Covid 19 active

propagation through interaction Use cases of Elderly Care Homes,

Households in Lockdown and Large Events) articles, and he has

patents/patent applications in communications, automotive and

transports, and automatic emoji generation. His recent research

interests include agent-based modelling of pandemic propagation

in defined contexts and Matrices of Sets.

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