Fundamentals of Nonparametric Bayesian Inference

Author: Subhashis Ghosal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108210120
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explosive growth in computing power has made Bayesian methods for infinite-dimensional models - Bayesian nonparametrics - a nearly universal framework for inference, finding practical use in numerous subject areas. Written by leading researchers, this authoritative text draws on theoretical advances of the past twenty years to synthesize all aspects of Bayesian nonparametrics, from prior construction to computation and large sample behavior of posteriors. Because understanding the behavior of posteriors is critical to selecting priors that work, the large sample theory is developed systematically, illustrated by various examples of model and prior combinations. Precise sufficient conditions are given, with complete proofs, that ensure desirable posterior properties and behavior. Each chapter ends with historical notes and numerous exercises to deepen and consolidate the reader's understanding, making the book valuable for both graduate students and researchers in statistics and machine learning, as well as in application areas such as econometrics and biostatistics.

Proof Language and Interaction

Author: Gordon Plotkin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262161886
Format: PDF
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This collection of original essays reflects the breadth of current research in computer science. Robin Milner, a major figure in the field, has made many fundamental contributions, particularly in theoretical computer science, the theory of programming languages, and functional programming languages.Following a brief biography of Milner, the book contains five sections: Semantic Foundations, Programming Logic, Programming Languages, Concurrency, and Mobility. Together the pieces convey a seamless whole, ranging from highly abstract concepts to systems of great utility.Contributors : Samson Abramsky, J. C. M. Baeten, Sergey Berezin, J. A. Bergstra, Gérard Berry, Lars Birkedal, Gérard Boudol, Edmund Clarke, Pierre Collette, Robert L. Constable, Pierre-Louis Curien, Jaco de Bakker, Uffe H. Engberg, William Ferreira, Fabio Gadducci, Mike Gordon, Robert Harper, Matthew Hennessy, Yoram Hirshfeld, C. A. R. Hoare, Gérard Huet, Paul B. Jackson, Alan S. A. Jeffrey, Somesh Jha, He Jifeng, Cliff B. Jones, Cosimo Laneve, Xinxin Liu, Will Marrero, Faron Moller, Ugo Montanari, Pavel Naumov, Mogens Nielsen, Joachim Parrow, Lawrence C. Paulson, Benjamin C. Pierce, Gordon Plotkin, M. A. Reniers, Amokrane Saïbi, Augusto Sampaio, Davide Sangiorgi, Scott A. Smolka, Eugene W. Stark, Christopher Stone, Mads Tofte, David N. Turner, Juan Uribe, Franck van Breugel, David Walker, Glynn Winskel.

Dynamical Systems

Author: Centro internazionale matematico estivo Summer School. Cetraro, Itàlia)
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540407867
Format: PDF, Docs
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The C.I.M.E. session on Dynamical Systems, held in Cetraro (Italy), June 19-26, 2000, focused on the latest developments in several important areas in dynamical systems, with full development and historical context. The lectures of Chow and Mallet-Paret focus on the area of lattice differential systems, the lectures of Conto and Galleotti treat the classical problem of classification of orbits for two-dimensional autonomous systems with polynomial right sides, the lectures of Nussbaum focus on applications of fixed point theorems to the problem of limiting profiles for the solutions of singular perturbations of delay differential equations, and the lectures of Johnson and Mantellini deal with the existence of periodic and quasi-periodic orbits to non-autonomous systems. The volume will be of interest to researchers and graduate students working in these areas.