Probability Seminar: Sebastien Roch, UCLA
- Date: 01/17/2012
University of British Columbia
Relating Combinatorial and Variational Distances Between Trees
I will describe recent results on a connection between the so-called reconstruction problem on Markov random fields on trees
and two important problems in computational evolutionary biology:
the inference of ancestral states and the estimation of phylogenies
using maximum likelihood. This is joint work with Allan Sly. No
biology background will be assumed.
NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME.
2:30-3:30pm in WMAX 110 Tuesday January 17.