"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

Seminar Announcement

CIMS Student Presentations

Yuan Wang and Bruce Bugbee, CSU, Department of Statistics

Thursday, February 11, 2010

12:30 p.m., Statistics Building, room 006

ABSTRACT

Yuan's abstract

The net exchange of CO2 between the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere remains a key uncertainty in the carbon cycle. An important campaign has been launched in the Mid-Continent region of USA, and our main goal is to compare, diagnose and reconcile two different estimates of CO2 exchange over the study region.

Bruce's abstract

Differential equations and Markov chains provide a deterministic and probabilistic methodology, respectively, to study dynamical systems. Often times, differential equations provide more reasonable or computationally efficient means of studying these systems. This generates interest regarding when Markov chains can be appropriately approximated with related differential equations. This presentation
will include a brief introduction into the theory and technique of this approximation method but focus on practical examples including stochastic epidemics, population process, etc.

Each talk with be 20 minutes in length