Statistics at UC Berkeley

Anand Bhaskar, Stanford University
Nov 26, 2014 1:00pm
Abstract:
Genome sequences of present-day individuals are amazingly accurate records of the demographic events that have shaped the history of modern human populations, such as the migration of humans out of Africa, the peopling of different parts of the world, and the explosive population growth in the last few hundred generations of human civilization. Such understanding of population demography, besides...
Alexander Soshnikov, U.C. Davis
Dec 3, 2014 3:10pm
Abstract:
In the first half of the talk, I will discuss CLT type results for linear and partial linear eigenvalue statistics of large random Hermitian matrices. The second talk will be devoted to a recent result (joint with Sean O'Rourke, David Renfrew, and Van Vu) about the products of elliptic random matrices.
James R. Lee (Speaker)
Dec 8, 2014 4:00pm
Abstract:
The fourth in the fall series of Simons Institute Open Lectures. The Open Lectures are intended for a broad scientific audience. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.
Thomas Rosenlund (Speaker - Featured), Jonas Stenersen (Speaker - Featured)
Dec 9, 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.