COM-417 / 8 crédits

Enseignant: Shkel Yanina Yurina

Langue: Anglais

## Summary

In this course, various aspects of probability theory are considered. The first part is devoted to the main theorems in the field (law of large numbers, central limit theorem, concentration inequalities), while the second part focuses on the theory of martingales in discrete time.

## Keywords

probability theory, measure theory, martingales, convergence theorems

## Required courses

Basic probability course

Calculus courses

Complex analysis

## Important concepts to start the course

This course is NOT an introductory course on probability: the students should have a good understanding and practice of basic probability concepts such as: distribution, expectation, variance, independence, conditional probability.

The students should also be at ease with calculus. Complex analyisis is a plus, but is not required.

On the other hand, no prior background on measure theory is needed for this course: we will go through the basic concepts one by one at the beginning.

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• understand the main ideas at the heart of probability theory

## Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and flipped lectures + exercise sessions

## Expected student activities

active participation to exercise sessions

midterm 20%
final exam 60%

## Bibliography

Sheldon M. Ross, Erol A. Pekoz,  A Second Course in Probability,1st edition, www.ProbabilityBookstore.com, 2007.

Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, A First Look at Rigorous Probability Theory,2nd edition, World Scientific, 2006.

Geoffrey R. Grimmett, David R. Stirzaker, Probability and Random Processes,3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Richard Durrett, Probability: Theory and Examples, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Patrick Billingsley, Probability and Measure, 3rd edition, Wiley, 1995.

## Notes/Handbook

available on the course website

## Prerequisite for

Advanced classes requiring a good knowledge of probability

## Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Advanced probability and applications
• Cours: 4 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

## Semaine de référence

 Lu Ma Me Je Ve 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22