The Catholic University of America

Seminar in Functional Analysis
and Related Areas

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:45 - 6:30 p.m. (including a coffee-break)
Aquinas Hall, Room 108

There will be two presentations:


Speaker: Theresa Abela, Senior Mathematics and Philosophy Double Major, The Catholic University of America

Title: Principles of Data Reduction and the Concept of Sufficiency

Abstract: This talk will highlight principles of data reduction, specifically, the concept of sufficiency. Sufficient statistics play a fundamental role in finding good estimators for parameters. Gaining information about these parameters is considered a core of statistical inference. We will discuss some important properties and results.


Speaker: Matthew Menture, Senior Mathematics Major, The Catholic University of America

Title: On the closed union conjecture and some related results

Abstract: The Closed Union Conjecture says that if there is a finite family of finite sets that is union closed, then there must be an element which appears in at least half of the sets in the family. In this talk I will state equivalent forms of this conjecture as well as some results related to it.


Organizers:
V. Bogdan, The Catholic University of America
A. Levin, The Catholic University of America
R. Kalpathy, The Catholic University of America
P. Kainen, Georgetown University
A. Vogt, Georgetown University

Telephone: 202-319-5221
Fax: 202-319-5231
Email: levin@cua.edu