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Sayan Banerjee (UNC)
Thursday, April 6 - 3:15 pm
119 Physics

Rick Durrett (Duke)
Thursday, April 20 - 4:15 pm
UNC, 125 Hanes Hall

In the latent voter model, which models the spread of a technology through a social network, individuals who have just changed their choice have a latent period, which is exponential with rate λ...

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Wilfrid Kendall (U of Warwick)
Thursday, April 27 - 4:15 pm
UNC, 125 Hanes Hall

In this talk I will discuss the use of Dirichlet forms to deliver proofs of optimal scaling results for Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms (specifically, Metropolis-Hastings random walk samplers)...

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