School Seminars and Colloquia

Computable error bounds for approximations i probability and statistics

Statistical Mechanics/Combinatorics Seminar

by Professor Vladimir Ulyanov

Institution: Moscow State University
Date: Mon 4th August 2008
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Architecture Room 103, Floor 1, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: * Monday 4 Aug, 2:15-4:15pm

* Thursday 7 Aug, 3:15-5:15pm
ALICE HOY-Rm:225-Flr:2

* Monday 11 Aug, 2:15-4:15pm


The lectures focus on a classical but still very popular subject: the accuracy of approximations in probability and statistics. The famous Berry-Esseen bounds are the most well-known results of this type. At the
same time, there are very few results when the accuracy of approximation
is given in explicit form, i.e. in the form of upper bounds for the
approximation errors where all the components of the bounds are known. The
accuracy of approximations in statistics is usually given in the form of the order of magnitude of the remainder term.

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