Empirical Processes Working Group

Winter Quarter 2009


The tentative schedule for the Empirical Processes Working Group:


The main purpose of this page will be to keep a current version of the schedule for the group meetings. The current schedule (as of 1/12/2009) is as follows:

Tentative Schedule: (subject to suggestions, revision, and volunteers(!))

FUTURE MEETINGS:  (chapter numbers refer to Van der Vaart and Wellner (1996))

January 14:   intro & overview                 Jon Wellner               

January 21:   chapter 2.2, Orlicz norms,       Arseni Seregin
                exponential inequalities,
                + basic maximal lemma 

January 28:   chapter 2.2, contd:              Takumi Saegusa
                chaining, 

February 4:   subGauss processes,              Takumi Saegusa (completion) 
                Dudley's entropy inequality    Victor (Giancarlo) Sal y Rosas    

February 11:  chapter 2.3:  symmetrization     Victor (Giancarlo) Sal y Rosas (completion)   
                inequalities; Ottaviani's      Robin Evans
                inequality; Hoffmann-Jorgensen
                inequalities                     

February 18:  chapter 2.4, Glivenko-Cantelli   Robin Evans (completion)
                 theorems                      Brian Leroux  

February 25:   chapter 2.4 - extensions        Jon Wellner
                (1)  consistency of MLE's via Glivenko-Cantelli theorems
                (2)  Glivenko-Cantelli preservation theorems 
                (3)  The converse of the VC-Glivenko-Cantelli theorem

March 4:      converse of the GC-theorem, contd:  Jon Wellner
                 the multiplier inequality         (25-30 minutes)

              chapter 2.5, Donsker theorems    Victor (Giancarlo) Sal y Rosas

March 11  :   chapter 2.5, continued             

               uniform entropy Donsker theorem   Victor (Giancarlo) Sal y Rosas
                   (completion)

               bracketing Donsker theorems       Arseni Seregin


***************   END OF WINTER QUARTER  *****************************
**************    SPRING QUARTER         *****************************

April  1:    (  Jon W. gone; no meeting)

April  8:    chapter 2.5 completion             ? ?
               bracketing inequality & 
               bracketing CLT

April 15:       Example 19.25, p. 280            ???
               discussion of vdv paper on
               estimation in mixture models    

April 22:      chapter 2.6  VC theory           ???
               
April 29:      chapter 2.6, continued           ???

May    6:        ??                             ???

May   13:        ??                             ???

May   20:        ??                             ??? 

May   27:        ??                             ??? 

June   3:        ??                             ???