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September 2018

Reverse hypercontractivity beats measure concentration for information theoretic converses

Jingbo Liu (MIT)

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

Abstract: Concentration of measure refers to a collection of tools and results from analysis and probability theory that have been used in many areas of pure and applied mathematics. Arguably, the first data science application of measure concentration (under the name ‘‘blowing-up lemma’’) is the proof of strong converses in multiuser information theory by Ahlswede, G'acs and K"orner in 1976. Since then, measure concentration has found applications in many other information theoretic problems, most notably the converse (impossibility) results in…

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October 2018

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Tselil Schramm (Harvard University)

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

John Duchi (Stanford University)

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Aukosh Jagannath (Harvard University)

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Alan Frieze (Carnegie Mellon University)

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar

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November 2018

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Sumit Mukherjee (Columbia University)

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Zongming Ma (University of Pennsylvania)

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Lucas Janson (Harvard University)

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Vladimir Koltchinskii (Georgia Tech)

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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December 2018

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Guy Bresler (MIT)

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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