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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

Graduate Seminar (19 - 20 Jan 2009)

Venue: IMS Auditorium

Monday, 19 Jan 2009

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:00am

Approximations in the coupon collector's problem
Anna Pósfai, University of Szeged, Hungary

10:05am - 10:35am

Asymptotics of joint maxima of discrete random variables
Anne Feidt, University of Zurich, Switzerland

10:35am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Barabási-Albert random graphs and the Yule-Simon distribution
Elizabeth Ford, University of Oxford, UK

11:35am - 12:05pm

Step size and Stein's method of exchangeable pairs
Nathan Ross, University of Southern California, USA

12:10pm - 12:40pm

Lp bounds in a combinatorial central limit theorem using zero biasing
Subhankar Ghosh, University of Southern California, USA

End of Day 1

Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:00am

Hoeffding decomposition and urn sequences
Omar El-Dakkak, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

10:05am - 10:35am

Compound Poisson approximation to sums of compound negative binomial variables
Upadhye Neelesh Shankar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

10:35am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Discretized normal approximation for the number of ones in the binary expansion of a random integer
Xiao Fang, National University of Singapore

11:35am - 12:05pm

Methods of extending random mappings
Manh Cuong Tran, Hanoi National University, Vietnam

End of Day 2


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