Claire Delplanck (Universidad de Chile)

In this talk, I will present intertwinings between Markov processes and gradients, which are functional relations relative to the space-derivative of a Markov semigroup. I will focus on the discrete case involving birth-death processes, and recall a first-order relation as well as introduce a new second-order relation for a discrete Laplacian. As the main application, new quantitative bounds on the Stein factors of discrete distributions are provided. Stein’s factors are a key component of Stein’s method, a collection of techniques to bound the distance between probability distribution. 
Date:  November, 16:30 hrs. 
Venue: Sala John Von Neumann piso 7 CMM
Department of Mathematics

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC-Chile)

Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul,

Santiago – Chile

(+56 2) 2354 5779

Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM)

Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (FCFM)

Universidad de Chile

Beauchef 851, Edificio Norte, Piso 7,

Santiago – Chile