##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Probability Seminar

## Miklos Racz

#### UC Berkeley

## From trees to seeds: on the inference of the seed from large random trees

##### Abstract:

I will discuss the influence of the seed in models of randomly growing trees; in particular, I will focus on the preferential attachment and uniform attachment models. In both of these models, different seeds lead to different distributions of limiting trees from a total variation point of view. I will discuss the differences and similarities in proving this for the two models. This is based on joint work with Sebastien Bubeck, Ronen Eldan, and Elchanan Mossel.

Host: Ruth Williams

### January 22, 2015

### 9:00 AM

### AP&M 6402

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