TRIAD Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Gabor Lugosi (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Lecture on Combinatorial Statistics

Abstract: In these lectures we discuss some statistical problems with an interesting combinatorial structure behind. We start by reviewing the "hidden clique" problem, a simple prototypical example with a surprisingly rich structure. We also discuss various "combinatorial" testing problems and their connections to high-dimensional random geometric graphs. Time permitting, we study the problem of estimating the mean of a random variable.

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