Abstract for the talk on 12.09.2018 (09:00 h)Seminar on Nonlinear Algebra
Azeem Khadam (Government College University, Lahore)
The use of cumulants, secant varieties and toric geometry
Cumulants are basic objects in probability and statistics. In this talk we will discuss the use of certain variation of them to study secant varieties of Segre products. We will further mention some of the geometric properties of these varieties recently investigated by Michalek, Oeding and Zwiernik. Moreover, we will discuss the joint ongoing work with Michalek and Zwiernik about "secant varieties of special embeddings of affine spaces".