**Date & Time:** July 15-17, 2014, 11:30-12:30.

**Venue:** Room 216

**Title:** Markov chains - I, II, III

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

**Abstract:** Discrete time discrete state space Markov chain (DTDSMC), null and
positive recurrence, transience, regeneration, stationary distribution, discrete
time general state space Markov chain (DTGSMC), Harris-Doeblin recurrence
condition, existence of an atom and regeneration, ergodic theorems, Feller
Markov chain, MCMC for probability distributions, RSMC for arbitrary
distributions and convergence theorem for RSMC.