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Renyi divergence and the central limit theorem

Geometric functional analysis and applications November 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017

November 13, 2017 (01:30 PM PST - 02:30 PM PST)
Speaker(s): Sergey Bobkov (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
  • The χ2-divergence

  • Renyi entropy

  • Tsallis entropy

  • central limit theorem

Primary Mathematics Subject Classification
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC



We will be discussing strong distances between probability distributions given by the Renyi divergences. 

The main focus is put on the study of the asymptotic behavior along normalized convolutions and the associated central limit theorem.



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