FMVE170 Linear-fractional Galton-Watson processes

Kursens poäng (högskolepoäng, hp) 4.5
Kursen ges normalt Not a regular course. So far it has been given only once.
Tillhör forskarskola
Tillhör institution Matematiska vetenskaper
Kursstart 2008-09-25
Kursens slutdatum 2008-10-14
Serik Sagitov,
Branching processes is an important part of modern Probability Theory. Several monographs (two of them authored and one edited by our own Peter Jagers) and many thousands of papers have been devoted to the theory and applications of branching processes. This course, worth 3 old credit points or 4.5 new points, deals with a special class of branching processes with discrete time, so called linear-fractional Galton-Watson processes. This class of branching processes, although very narrow, allows for direct and rather elementary calculations leading to beautiful asymptotic results with very far-reaching generalizations. The course will be comfortable to take for all PhD students at our Mathematical Department even for those outside Mathematical Statistics division. It would also be available for motivated Master degree students.

Publicerad: ti 29 jan 2013.