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Progress in Stein’s Method

(5 Jan – 6 Feb 2009)

... Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

Workshop (12 - 16 Jan 2009)

Venue: IMS Auditorium

Monday, 12 Jan 2009

10:30am - 10:45am

Registration

10:50am - 11:00am

Opening Remarks

Chair: Louis Chen, National University of Singapore

11:00am - 11:45am

Exponential inequalities via exchangeable pair approach
Qi-Man Shao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

11:45am - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

Chair: Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California, USA

02:00pm - 02:45pm

Estimates for pseudomoments
Vydas Cekanavicius, Vilnius University, Lithuania

02:50pm - 03:35pm

Bounds on the normal approximation for the number of vertices of given degree
Jay Bartroff, University of Southern California, USA

03:35pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:45pm

Normal approximation for stochastic geometry and allocations
Mathew Penrose, University of Bath, UK

End of Day 1

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

Chair: Giovanni Peccati, University of Paris Ouest, France

09:30am - 10:15am

Rubinstein distances on configurations spaces
Laurent Decreusefond, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France

10:20am - 11:05am

Polynomial birth-death distribution approximation in Wasserstein distance
Aihua Xia, University of Melbourne, Australia

11:05am - 11:30am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:30am - 12:15pm

Statistics of biological network motifs: A compound Poisson approximation for their count in random graphs? (PDF)
Sophie Schbath, Mathematique, Informatique & Genome, INRA, Jouy-enJosas, France

12:15pm - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

Chair: Murad Taqqu, Boston University, USA

02:00pm - 02:45pm

Limit theorems on the Poisson space: decoupling, Stein's method and low influences
Giovanni Peccati, University of Paris Ouest, France

02:50pm - 03:35pm

Centered Poisson and Binomial approximations for the Poisson-Binomial
Erol Pekoz, Boston University School of Management, USA

03:35pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:45pm

Approximation of Haar distributed matrices and limiting distributions of eigenvalues of Jacobi ensembles
Tiefeng Jiang, University of Minnesota, USA

End of Day 2

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

Chair: Qi-Man Shao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

09:30am - 10:15am

Density estimates with Stein's method and Malliavin calculus
Ivan Nourdin, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

10:20am - 11:05am

Stein's method and stochastic analysis of Rademacher functionals (PDF)
Gesine Reinert, University of Oxford, UK

11:05am - 11:30am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:30am - 12:15pm

Stein's method and symmetric spaces
Jason Fulman, University of Southern California, USA

End of Day 3

Thursday, 15 Jan 2009

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

Chair: Gesine Reinert, University of Oxford, UK

09:30am - 10:15am

Stein's method and Cramér type large deviations
Martin Raic, University Of Ljubljana, Slovenia

10:20am - 11:05am

Stein's method and convex orderings
Fraser Daly, University of Zurich, Switzerland

11:05am - 11:30am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:30am - 12:15pm

Convergence to fractional Brownian motion and to the Telecom process
Murad Taqqu, Boston University, USA

12:15pm - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

Chair: Andrew Barbour, University of Zurich, Switzerland

02:00pm - 02:45pm

On some examples where Stein's method could be improved (PDF)
Bero Roos, University of Leicester, UK

02:50pm - 03:35pm

Normal approximation with Stein's method: a unifying approach
Adrian Roellin, National University of Singapore

03:35pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:45pm

From zero-bias to Cramer-type moderate deviation
Louis Chen, National University of Singapore

End of Day 4

Friday, 16 Jan 2009

09:45am - 10:00am

Registration

Chair: Jason Fulman, University of Southern California, USA

10.00am - 10:45am

Bounds on the constant in the mean central limit theorem (PDF)
Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California, USA

10.50am - 11:35am

Infinite occupancy (PDF)
Andrew Barbour, University of Zurich, Switzerland

11:35am - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

02:00pm - 02:30pm

Moderate derivations in random graphs via Laplace transforms
Hanna Döring, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

02:35pm - 03:05pm

Berry-Esseen theorems
Christian Döbler, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

03:05pm - 03:30pm

--- Coffee Break ---

End of Day 5


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