Date & Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:30-11:30.
Venue: Ramanujan Hall

Title: Polya's urn schemes , Dirichlet priors, Ferguson measures

Speaker: Krishna B. Athreya, Iowa State University

Abstract: Starting with classical Polya's urn schemes with two colors we will develop martingale and branching process approaches to study the limit behavior, and then describe the Blackwell-MacQueen generalisation and applications to Ferguson measures and conjugate priors.