Probability Seminar

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Fall 2012

Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM, unless otherwise noted. If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming seminars, please visit this page to sign up for the email list.


Past Seminars

Thursday, September 13, Sebastien Roch, UW-Madison

Title: Markov models on trees: Variants of the reconstruction problem

Abstract: I will consider the so-called `reconstruction problem': how accurately can one guess the state at the root of a Markov chain on a finite tree, given the states at the leaves? I will introduce variants of this problem that arise naturally in connection with applications in molecular evolution, and discuss recent results and open problems. Based on joint works with Andoni, Daskalakis, Hassidim, Mossel and Sly.


Thursday, September 20, Jun Yin, UW-Madison

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Friday, October 5, Nicos Georgiou, University of Utah

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, October 11, No seminar

because of the MIDWEST PROBABILITY COLLOQUIUM


Thursday, October 18, Jason Swanson, University of Central Florida

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Thursday, October 25, Mihai Stoiciu, Williams College

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA


Friday, November 2, Michael Damron, Princeton

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA