Graduate Student Seminar: Very noisy Sanov's Theorem and applications to alignment problems

Speaker: 
Joao Morais Carreira Pereira
Date: 
Feb 28 2017 - 12:30pm
Event type: 
Graduate Student Seminar
Room: 
Fine Hall 214
Abstract: 

I'll be talking about a paper in preparation, which is a support paper for the recent paper by E. Abbe and A. Singer [1]. I'll focus on explaining Sanov's Theorem, how it can be useful in hypothesis testing and estimation, and present its noisy version and application to alignment problems.

[1] E. Abbe, J. M. Pereira and A. Singer, Sample complexity of the Boolean multireference alignment problem. Submitted to ISIT, arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.07540, 2017.