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Research Seminars: Probability and Statistics

Spring 2020

Time & Location: All talks are on Wednesdays in Gibson Hall 400D at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Organizer: Scott McKinley and Swati Patel

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March 25
Title: The Ubiquity of Geometry in Computational Statistics
Michael Betancourt | Symplectomorphic, LLC
Abstract:

The efficacy of methods in computational statistics depends on exactly what information they can exploit.  Contemporary method heavily rely on differential information about the system being analyzed, formally placing them in within the jurisdiction of geometry.  In this talk I will discuss how differential geometry provides a principled foundation on which we can build and analyze state-of-the-art algorithms for integration, optimization, and even derivative evaluation itself.

 

April 1
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April 8
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