
STEIN’S METHOD AND APPLICATIONS:

Venue: 
IMS Auditorium 
Tuesday, 19 August 2003 

9:00am – 9:30am 
Centred Poisson approximation to the
stationary distribution of a Markov Process 
9:30am – 10:00am 
Dependent
superpositions of point processes 
10:00am – 10:30am 
 Tea break  
10:30am – 11:00am 
Centred Poisson approximation for special sums of
dependent integer random variables 
11:00am – 11:30am 
Additive functions and ErdösWintner
theorems 
11:30am – 2:30pm 
 Lunch break  
2:30pm – 3:00pm 
A central limit theorem and
large deviation principle for decomposable random
variables 
3:00pm – 3:30pm 
Nonuniform bounds in normal approximation for sums of
independent discrete random variables 
3:30pm – 4:00pm 
 Tea break  
4:00pm – 4:30pm 
Unbounded function asymptotics in Poisson
approximations 
Friday, 22 August 2003 

3:00pm – 4:00pm 
A nonuniform bound on the error in a combinatorial
central limit theorem 
Saturday, 23 August 2003 

10:00am – 11:00am 
Concise rates of convergence
in the Studentised central limit theorem 
Wednesday, 20 August 2003 

10:45am – 11:45am 
Introduction to random matrices 
Tuesday, 26 August 2003 

10:00am – 11:00am 
Normal approximation for sums of i.i.d. random variables 