Algebraic Statistics and the Analysis of Contingency Tables: Old Wine in New Bottles?

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EE/CS 3-180
Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie-Mellon University)
The past decade has seen considerable interest in the reformulation of statistical models and methods for the analysis of contingency tables using the language and results of algebraic and polyhedral geometry. But as algebraic statistics has developed, new ideas have emerged that have changed how we view a number of statistical problems. This talk reviews some of these recent advances and suggests some challenges for collaborative research, especially those involving large scale databases.
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