**Date & Time:** Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:00-12:30.

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Introduction to Markov chains - I

**Speaker:** Krishna B. Athreya, Iowa State University

**Abstract:** We define a Markov chain with discrete state space in discrete time, transition probability, initial distribution, the induced measure on sequence space, and outline the basic questions to be studied. A number of examples will be given.