**Instructor:**
Professor Jeffrey S. Rosenthal,
Department of Statistics, University of Toronto.
Sidney Smith Hall, room 5022; phone (416) 978-4594;
e-mail
j.rosenthal@math.toronto.edu;
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 this paper
and Section 2 of
this paper
(general case).

This document is available at probability.ca/sta4502, or permanently at probability.ca/jeff/teaching/1718/sta4502/