Title: Random Matrices, Numerical Computation, and Applications
Speaker: Alan Edelman (MIT)
Date: 03 June 2015
Time: 4-5 pm
This talk is about random matrix theory. Linear Algebra and maybe a little probability are the only prerequisites. Random matrix theory is now finding many applications. Many more applications remain to be found. It is truly matrix statistics, when traditional statistics has been primarily scalar and vector statistics. The math is so much richer, and the applications to computational finance, HIV research, the Riemann Zeta Function, and crystal growth, to name a few, show how important this area is. I will show some of these applications, and invite you to find some of your own.