Empirical Processes, VC classes and drums

When
Start: 10/27/2010 - 4:15pm
End  : 10/27/2010 - 5:15pm

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Gabriel Chandler, Pomona College

Abstract

The empirical process is an important tool in statistics. The Glivenko-Cantelli theorem states that the empirical distribution function (EDF) converges uniformly to its expectation (the CDF), where the EDF considers the empirical measure of sets of the form (-inf, x]. We might wonder what other classes of sets or functions for which such convergence holds. VC classes will be introduced, which have a nice geometric interpretation and give a partial answer to this question. We'll conclude with an application of empirical processes to a problem in music.

Where
Millikan 134, Pomona College

Misc. Information

Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.
Harry Mullikin Room, Millikan 209
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The dinner will be hosted by Prof. Sam Nelson
If interested in attending, email snelson@cmc.edu