School Seminars and Colloquia

Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: Hard times for the Poisson process

Colloquium

by Professor Anthony Davison


Institution: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Date: Wed 25th July 2007
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: The Poisson process is a fundamental model of randomness. This lecture will
outline how it and some variants can be applied in statistical modelling of the
behaviour of ticks in response to their environment, in image analysis, and in
modelling clustering of torrid days on a stock exchange.

For More Information: Dr Owen Jones: O.Jones@ms.unimelb.edu.au

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