Hard to believe: The Surprising Mathematics of Belief Propagation on Trees

Combinatorics Seminar
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
LOM 215
Elchanan Mossel
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Abstract:  Belief Propagation on trees is a Deceptively Simple Inference Procedure.

Professor Mossel will discuss some mathematical aspects of the analysis of Belief Propagation, in particular in connection with the theory of dilute spin-glasses and the theory of zeta functions on graphs as well as inference applications for problems in network clustering and evolutionary inference.