## Speaker:

Kavita Ramanan
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
United States of America
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## Time:

Tuesday, 2 June 2009 (All day)

## Venue:

- A-212 (STCS Seminar Room)

Many stochastic systems are governed by events that, though they have a small probability of occurrence, are crucial to performance.

Large deviations is an asymptotic theory that allows

for the estimation of the probabilities of such rare events.

Motivated by concrete examples arising in wireless communications

and computer systems that cannot be analyzed using classical

large deviations theory, we describe several new tools that we

developed for large deviations analysis.