Statistics at UC Berkeley

Lisa Goldberg, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Oct 21, 2014 11:00am
Wenping Tang, UC Berkeley (Speaker)
Oct 21, 2014 3:30pm
In this talk, we mainly deal with the convergence rate of diffusions with "soft" reflection. In particular, we derive the convergence rate of gaps in semi-discrete polymer (O'Connell-Yor) as a corollary. In the first part, we review known results regarding classical reflected Brownian motion, diffusions and some solvable stationary distribution. Then we introduce Meyn-Tweedie's strategy to...
Rate of convergence for generalized reflected Brownian motion and application II
Oct 22, 2014 1:00pm
In this talk, I will present a bias correction estimator called the ricochet. Bias can arise for many reasons: such as biased sampling, model misspecification; data censoring or truncation; or post hoc selection of positive results. In finite samples, bias can also occur as an intrinsic property of an estimator even when none of these problems are present. The ricochet was developed to remove...
Miklos Racz, Department of Statistics, U.C. Berkeley
Oct 22, 2014 3:10pm
Probability Seminar
Markus Pelger, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Oct 28, 2014 11:00am

Statistics at UC Berkeley: We are a community engaged in research and education in probability and statistics. In addition to developing fundamental theory and methodology, we are actively involved in statistical problems that arise in such diverse fields as molecular biology, geophysics, astronomy, AIDS research, neurophysiology, sociology, political science, education, demography, and the U.S. Census. We have forged strong interdisciplinary links with other departments and areas of study, particularly biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, and biology, and actively seek to recruit graduate students and faculty who can help to build and maintain such links. We also offer a statistical consulting service each semester.