Statistics at UC Berkeley

Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Mar 20, 2019 3:00pm 1011 Evans Hall
Dynamical systems that are perturbed by small random noises are known to exhibit metastable behavior. Analogously, random walks with tendency towards a finite collection of sites may exhibit metastability. Zero Range Process is a random walk on a simplex with metastable states residing at the vertices. Interpreting this process as a particle system on a one dimensional lattice, the metastable...
Shankar Iyer, Facebook
Mar 20, 2019 4:00pm 1011 Evans Hall
After a natural disaster or other crisis, humanitarian organizations need to know where affected people are located and what resources they need. While this information is difficult to capture quickly through conventional methods, aggregate usage patterns of social media apps like Facebook can help fill these information gaps. In this talk, I'll describe the data and methodology that power...
Speakers: Farzad Pourbabaee, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 2, 2019 11:00am 1011 Evans Hall
We consider the experimentation dynamics of a decision maker (DM) in a two-armed bandit setup, where the agent holds ambiguous beliefs regarding the distribution of the return process of one arm and is certain about the other one. The DM entertains Multiplier preferences a la Hansen and Sargent [2001], thus we frame the decision making environment as a two-player differential game against nature...
Speakers: David Sraer, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 9, 2019 11:00am 1011 Evans Hall
Speakers: Tingyue Gan, UC Berkeley (Speaker - Featured)
Apr 16, 2019 11:00am 1011 Evans Hall

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.