College of Arts and Sciences

Date posted: November 10th, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Truncations of Random Unitary Matrices

**Speaker: **Kathryn Lockwood (PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **If U is a random n x n Haar distributed unitary matrix, it is well known that the eigenvalues of U are approximately uniformly distributed on the unit circle. …Read more.

Date posted: November 3rd, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, VII

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **We’ll continue talking about methods for proving concentration inequalities, starting with Talagrand’s convex distance inequality and moving on to analytic methods. …Read more.

Date posted: October 31st, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Flexible Models for Gaussian Processes with Applications to Correlated Data

**Speaker: **Sujit Ghosh (Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University)

**Abstract: **Analysis of longitudinal and spatial data are often based on Gaussian processes that are typically based on an assumed parametric class of stationary covariance functions (e.g., Matern, periodic, rational quadratic etc.). …Read more.

Date posted: October 18th, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Bayesian Filtering for Periodic, Time-Varying Parameter Estimation

**Speaker:** Andrea Arnold (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

**Abstract: **Many applications in the life sciences involve unknown system parameters that must be estimated using little to no prior information. …Read more.

Date posted: October 13th, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, VI

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **This week we’ll start discussing methods for proving concentration inequalities, beginning with isoperimetric inequalities and related geometric techniques. …Read more.

Date posted: October 6th, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, V

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **This week I’ll talk about chaining bounds for stochastic processes, and applications in harmonic and functional analysis. …Read more.

Date posted: September 29th, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, IV

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract:** This week I’ll talk about some applications of concentration for nonlinear functions, beginning with the Johnson-Lindenstrauss dimension reduction lemma. …Read more.

Date posted: September 29th, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 (3:15 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Foundations of probability – failure of philosophy as a descriptive science

**Speaker: ** Krzysztof Burdzy (Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Washington at Seattle)

**Abstract: **What is the probability of global warming? …Read more.

Date posted: September 21st, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, III

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Measure concentration is an extremely useful phenomenon that appears in a wide variety of high-dimensional settings, and has become an indispensable tool in many areas of probability, geometry, and theoretical computer science. …Read more.

Date posted: September 21st, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, II

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Measure concentration is an extremely useful phenomenon that appears in a wide variety of high-dimensional settings, and has become an indispensable tool in many areas of probability, geometry, and theoretical computer science. …Read more.

Date posted: September 8th, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 (3:45 p.m. in Yost 306)

**Title:** Introduction to concentration inequalities, I

**Speaker: **Mark Meckes (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **Measure concentration is an extremely useful phenomenon that appears in a wide variety of high-dimensional settings, and has become an indispensable tool in many areas of probability, geometry, and theoretical computer science. …Read more.

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 (11:00 a.m. in Yost 306)

**Title: **Stochastic Integrals with respect to Tempered alpha-Stable Levy Process

**Student:** Yukun Song

**Advisor:** Wojbor Woyczynski (Professor, Case Western Reserve University)

**Abstract: **As we know, there are many equalities and inequalities for stochastic integrals. …Read more.

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