School Seminars and Colloquia

Pair random thinnings and point processes under cover

Stochastic Processes Seminar

by Dominic Schumacher

Institution: The University of Western Australia and Swiss National Science Foundation
Date: Fri 9th November 2007
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: A thinning of a point process (a "random point pattern") on R D is
obtained by deleting points independently according to probabilities supplied by a random function R D - (0,1). In this talk I present a general estimate of the total variation distance between the distribution of a thinned point process and a Poisson process distribution and apply the result to a point process that is covered by i.i.d. balls. No previous
knowledge about point processes or distances between probability
distributions is required.

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