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Chemerda Lectures in Science: "High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities"

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Larry A. Wasserman, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present the 2018 John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science on March 14 and 15 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science. Wasserman will present a scientific lecture titled, “High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities,” at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, in 104 Thomas Building.
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15 March 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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104 Thomas Building
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"In this talk, I will discuss a fundamental problem in Statistics: testing if a sample was drawn from a given distribution," said Wasserman. "Despite the long history of this problem, much is still not known especially when we allow for high dimensions and low smoothness. In this setting, we find the local minimax testing rates and we give some tests that are optimal. We show that these tests have much higher power than standard tests. This is joint work with Sivaraman Balakrishnan."

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