Graph theoretic methods in Algebraic StatisticsAlgebra & Discrete Mathematics
|Speaker:||Alexander Engstrom, UC Berkeley|
|Start time:||Fri, Nov 6 2009, 4:10PM|
First I will review how methods from commutative algebra, for example Groebner bases and toric ideals, can be used in statistics. Then I will describe two applications of graph theoretic methods in this context: My proof of Sturmfels and Sullivant's conjecture on cut ideals; and the ideals of graph homomorphisms introduced together with Patrik Noren.