Algebraic statistics reading seminar

Series: 
Other Talks
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 17:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 

From the publisher's website: "... The goal of these lectures is to introduce newcomers from the different
camps to algebraic statistics. The introduction will be centered around
the following three observations: many important statistical models
correspond to algebraic or semi-algebraic sets of parameters; the
geometry of these parameter spaces determines the behaviour of widely
used statistical inference procedures; computational algebraic geometry
can be used to study parameter spaces and other features of statistical
models... " 

This reading seminar may be of interest to both algebraists and statisticians; everyone is welcome to join. As the main text we will use "Lectures on algebraic statistics" by Drton, Sturmfels, and Sullivant: http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/applied+probability+and+statistics/bo...