Mathematical logic seminar – Feb 21 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30 pm

Room: Wean Hall 8220

Speaker: Deirdre Haskell

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

McMaster University

Title: Using model theory to find upper bounds on VC density

Abstract:

The VC dimension of a collection of sets is a concept used in probability and learning theory. It is closely related to the model-theoretic concept of the independence property. In this talk, I will illustrate these concepts in various examples, and show how the model-theoretic approach can give some bounds on VC density.