Lectures on Probability Theory and Statistics Ecole d'Eté de Probabilités de Saint-Flour XXXI - 2001

This volume contains lectures given at the 31st Probability Summer School in Saint-Flour (July 8-25, 2001). Simon Tavaré’s lectures serve as an introduction to the coalescent, and to inference for ancestral processes in population genetics. The stochastic computation methods described include reject...

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Main Authors: Tavaré, Simon, Zeitouni, Ofer (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Picard, Jean (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2004, 2004
Edition:1st ed. 2004
Series:Lecture Notes in Mathematics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume contains lectures given at the 31st Probability Summer School in Saint-Flour (July 8-25, 2001). Simon Tavaré’s lectures serve as an introduction to the coalescent, and to inference for ancestral processes in population genetics. The stochastic computation methods described include rejection methods, importance sampling, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and approximate Bayesian methods. Ofer Zeitouni’s course on "Random Walks in Random Environment" presents systematically the tools that have been introduced to study the model. A fairly complete description of available results in dimension 1 is given. For higher dimension, the basic techniques and a discussion of some of the available results are provided. The contribution also includes an updated annotated bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Olivier Catoni's course appears separately
Physical Description:VIII, 316 p online resource
ISBN:9783540398745