Seminar Details

Seminar Details


May 14

3:30 pm

In Memory of Lucien Le Cam (1924 - 2000): Seven of Le Cam\'s Theorems Every Statistician Should Know

Jon Wellner


University of Washington - Department of Statistics

Lucien Le Cam spent most of his career at the University of California, Berkeley. He created and developed large parts of the current large sample theory of statistics including contiguity theory, approximation of experiments, rates of Poisson approximation, tightness and basic theory for empirical processes, Poissonization inequalitites, preservation of local asymptotic normality under information loss, and methods for establishing rates of convergence in nonparametric problems in terms of measures of metric dimension investigated by Kolmogorov. In this talk I will briefly review a small fraction of these many contributions.

The slides from the presentation are available online.