Probability Seminar

The probability seminar is a weekly seminar featuring the latest research in pure and applied probability. Speakers include internationally renowned probabilists as well as probabilistic work from related disciplines including computer science and operations research. It also presents graduate students a friendly environment to present their research.

The seminar is held weekly in 1011 Evans on Wednesdays at 3pm, except when otherwise indicated.

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Upcoming Probability Seminars

Shayan Oveis Gharan, University of Washington
Sep 30, 2020 3:10pm
Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/93030418340 Evans Hall
Abstract:
Most interesting probability distributions that appear in science and mathematics have exponentially large support and we are unable to study them precisely. Researchers, typically, simulate Markov chains and hope that after running the chain long enough it generates random samples from the target distribution. Samples can then be exploited to estimate several quantities of interests such as...