Instructor: Professor Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto. Sidney Smith Hall, room 5022; phone (416) 978-4594; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; web http://probability.ca/jeff/
Lectures: Wednesdays, 11:10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in room 2120 of Sidney Smith Hall (building "SS" on campus map). First class Feb 28. Last class April 4.
Note: This is a six-week class, and only counts for 0.25 course credit. The add/drop date is the day of the second lecture, i.e. March 7.
Course Web Page: Visit probability.ca/sta4502 for course information and announcements.
Prerequisites: Graduate-level probability theory with measure theory at the level of STA2111, and stochastic processes at the level of STA447/2006 (may be concurrent). Some linear algebra and group theory will also be used. This course is intended primarily for graduate students in statistics; all others must obtain the permission of the instructor before enroling.
Evaluation: To be announced. Will include some combination of homework assignments, an in-class test, class participation, a project, and/or an oral presentation.
Instructor Office Hours: You are welcome to talk to the instructor after class, or any time you find him in his office, or you can e-mail him to arrange another time to meet.
Readings: There is no required textbook. For a first idea of the content of the course, see this paper (discrete case) and this paper [and Section 2 of this paper] (general case).