Feb 15, Julio Deride (Student Seminar Series)

Student Seminar Series

DATE:              Wednesday February 15th, 12:00pm

LOCATION:      MSB 1143 (Statistics Seminar Room).

SPEAKERS:       Julio Deride, Mathematics, UC Davis

TITLE:              “Statistical estimation problems under stochastic optimization perspective

ABSTRACT:      In this talk, an introduction to variational analysis techniques for statistical estimation problems is going to be presented. A discussion on the general formulation of a Stochastic Programming Problem is presented, as well as statistical problems that arise from their solution. On the other hand, as a direct application of variational analysis techniques, a convergence theorem for maximum a posteriori estimator as a limit of Bayes estimator is introduced.

References:     [1] Robert Bassett and Julio Deride. Maximum a Posteriori Estimators as a Limit of Bayes Estimators. arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.05917, 2016.

Winter 2017 Student Seminar Series

This seminar series is organized by PhD Students Irene Kim and Ozan Sonmez.