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Abstract: A function's excursion set is the sub-domain where its value exceeds some threshold. Some key examples illustrating the central role that excursion sets play in different application areas are as follows.

Gugan Thoppe

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

Abstract: A function's excursion set is the sub-domain where its value exceeds some threshold. Some key examples illustrating the central role that excursion sets play in different application areas are as follows.

Saravanan Kandasamy

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

Abstract: We consider testing and learning problems on causal Bayesian networks as defined by Pearl. Given a causal Bayesian network M on a graph with n discrete variables and bounded in-degree and bounded ``confounded components'', we show tha

Himanshu Asnani

Monday, 15 October 2018, 14:30 to 15:30

**Abstract:** The problem of ascertaining conditional independence or dependence is central to causal discovery and statistical inference in several dynamical systems, such as gene regulatory networks, fi

Mohit Garg

Monday, 17 September 2018, 10:00 to 11:00

Abstract: The submodular welfare maximization problem (SWM) captures an important subclass of combinatorial auctions and has been extensively studied in various settings.

Alexandre Reiffers-Masson

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

In this presentation, we adapt mathematical tools and models from Telecommunication Networks to Online Social networks.

Arup Bose

Friday, 31 August 2018, 14:30 to 15:30

Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

**Abstract: **Markov Decision Problems (MDPs) are a well-studied abstraction of sequential decision making. Policy Iteration (PI) is a classical, widely-used family of algorithms to compute an optimal policy for a given MDP.

Kunal Dutta

Friday, 20 July 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

**Abstract:** In this talk we shall see three very different areas of applications of combinatorics in mathematics and computer science, illustrating different flavours of combinatorial reasoning.

Andrew Heunis

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

We address a problem of stochastic optimal control motivated by portfolio optimization in mathematical finance, the goal of which is to minimize the expected value of a general quadratic loss function of the wealth at close of trade when there is

Madhu Sudan

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

I will describe a recent approach to designing codes that correct for "editing" errors - i.e., where an adversary is allowed to delete some of the symbols in a string being transmitted and insert new symbols. The classical Hamming model of errors