Variance-sensitive concentration inequalities and applications to convexity

Series: 
Stochastics Seminar
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 005
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Texas A&M
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Organizer: 

Please note the special time! This is Stochastic & Analysis seminars joint.

Motivated by the investigation on the dependence on ``epsilon" in the Dvoretzky's theorem, I will show some refinements of the classical  concentration of measure for convex functions. Applications to convexity will be presented if time permits. The talk will be based on joint works with Peter Pivovarov and Petros Valettas.