[YPNG] YPNG 16 Oct 2015

Sekhar Tatikonda sekhar.tatikonda at yale.edu
Tue Oct 13 17:16:03 EDT 2015

Hi Everybody,

Chao Gao is back by popular demand!  This week in the YPNG seminar
he will present:

Title: Network analysis: Community Detection and Graphon Estimation

Abstract: Two important statistical problems arise in the field of network
analysis. While community detection is crucial to understand the clustering
structure of a network, graphon estimation leads us to understand the
underlying data-generating mechanism of a network. In this talk, I will
first discuss minimax rates and polynomial-time algorithms in the two
problems. Then, I will give a general picture to understand network models
from a unified perspective that includes both stochastic block model and
sparse linear regression as special cases.

See you Friday in the Stat's classroom at 11am.


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