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<b>Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM</b>, unless otherwise noted.  
 
<b>Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM</b>, unless otherwise noted.  
 
<b>We  usually end for questions at 3:15 PM.</b>
 
<b>We  usually end for questions at 3:15 PM.</b>
  
If you would like to sign up for the email list to receive seminar announcements then please send an email to join-probsem@lists.wisc.edu.
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Title: '''Statistical inference in networks and genomics'''
 
  
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== <span style="color:red"> Wednesday, February 6 at 4:00pm in Van Vleck 911</span> , [https://lc-tsai.github.io/ Li-Cheng Tsai], [https://www.columbia.edu/ Columbia University] ==
From networks to genomics, large amounts of data are increasingly available and play critical roles in helping us understand complex systems. Statistical inference is crucial in discovering the underlying structures present in these systems, whether this concerns the time evolution of a network, an underlying geometric structure, or reconstructing a DNA sequence from partial and noisy information. In this talk I will discuss several fundamental detection and estimation problems in these areas.  
 
  
I will present an overview of recent developments in source detection and estimation in randomly growing graphs. For example, can one detect the influence of the initial seed graph? How good are root-finding algorithms? I will also discuss inference in random geometric graphs: can one detect and estimate an underlying high-dimensional geometric structure? Finally, I will discuss statistical error correction algorithms for DNA sequencing that are motivated by DNA storage, which aims to use synthetic DNA as a high-density, durable, and easy-to-manipulate storage medium of digital data.
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Abstract: Interacting particle systems are models that involve many randomly evolving agents (i.e., particles). These systems are widely used in describing real-world phenomena. In this talk we will walk through three facets of interacting particle systems, namely the law of large numbers, random fluctuations, and large deviations. Within each facet, I will explain how Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) play a role in understanding the systems..
  
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Abstract: I will describe the construction of the full scaling limit of (Brownian) last passage percolation: the directed landscape. The directed landscape can be thought of as a random scale-invariant `directed' metric on the plane, and last passage paths converge to directed geodesics in this metric. The directed landscape is expected to be a universal scaling limit for general last passage and random growth models (i.e. TASEP, the KPZ equation, the longest increasing subsequence in a random permutation). Joint work with Janosch Ormann and Balint Virag.
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[[Past Seminars]]
 
[[Past Seminars]]

Latest revision as of 09:16, 23 May 2019


Fall 2019

Thursdays in 901 Van Vleck Hall at 2:25 PM, unless otherwise noted. We usually end for questions at 3:15 PM.

If you would like to sign up for the email list to receive seminar announcements then please send an email to join-probsem@lists.wisc.edu


September 5, 2019, TBA

September 12, 2019, TBA

September 19, 2019, TBA

October 3, 2019, TBA

October 10, 2019, TBA

October 17, 2019, TBA

October 24, 2019, TBA

October 31, 2019, TBA

November 7, 2019, TBA

November 14, 2019, TBA

November 21, 2019, TBA

November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving (no seminar)

December 5, 2019, TBA

Past Seminars