Statistics & Topology Seminar Announcement
 
Date: Monday, 6 May, 2013 at 17:00
 
Place: Technion -- Meyer (Electrical Engineering) 861
 
Speaker: Prof. Robert Adler, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion
 
Title: Statistical Inference via Homology -- Part II
 
Abstract: In this (review) talk I will continue with the description of the
interplay between statistical inference and topological data analysis I
started on 29/5.
 
In particular, I will describe (again, but briefly, and in part for those
who missed Part I) the concept of persistent homology, this time motivating
it from problems from random functions and from cluster analysis.
 
From there I will go on to discussing the mathematical structure of
spaces of barcodes and persistence diagrams (such as stability theorems) and
some of the statistical procedures that have grown out of this (such as
deciding what the "average" of a collection of barcodes might be.
 
As in Part I, the main theme will be the challenges that topological data
analysis pose for statistics and probability.
--
Anthea Monod
Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Meyer 1231
32000 Haifa
Israel
Tel.: +972 (0)4 829 5926
 <http://webee.technion.ac.il/people/monod/>
 
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