Colloquium - Elchanan Mossel (MIT)

3:00–4:00 pm Eckhart Hall, Room 202

Stochastic Processes on Trees and their Applications


We survey research involving stochastic processing on trees with emphasis on the broadcasting on trees model. We review the mathematical questions that arise in the analysis of this process and its inference via ``Belief Propagation", an iterative application of Bayes Law,. We discuss the mathematical connections to statistical physics, the study of random graphs, evolutionary inference in the biological sciences and understanding depth in inference in theoretical computer science.

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Jan 25