Stats4Grads: Halloween Special: The Imprecise Haunting of Markov Mansion
29 October 2008 14:15 in CM105
Join ghost-hunters Dean and Sam Winchester as they journey to St Petersburg to exorcise the restless spirit of Andrei Markov. Thrill as they realise the ghost's behaviour can be modelled by a Markov chain. Gasp as established models for stochastic processes prove inadequate to the task. Scream as you discover the truly shocking truth behind the apparition's "absorbing state". Then, at last, cheer as the ghost is rumbled by considering imprecise Markov chains with one absorbing state, and ultimately destroyed by crafting an analogy to the unique quasi-stationary distribution from the precise case.
This talk is unsuitable for young children and those of a nervous disposition.
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