Event Type:

Probability Seminar

Date/Time:

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 06:00

Location:

Kidder 364

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

This is the first of a pair of seminars on Stein's method. It will be expository in nature. The plan is to give a sketch of Stein's original idea of characterizing distributions via certain expectation properties along with an application to normal approximation for sums of iid r.v.'s. Some refinements due to Chen and Shao will be included.