Statistical Foundations of Distance-Based Phylogenetics

04.04.2008 | 10:00


Im Rahmen des Seminars der AG Gitterpolytope trägt vor:

Abstract: We will review some of the popular methods for distance-based phylogeny reconstruction with a focus on the statistical theory underlying the methods. We present a characterization theorem of least squares methods that result in efficient estimators and discuss the implications for minimum evolution phylogeny and neighbor-joining. 
This is joint work with Radu Mihaescu.

Zeit & Ort

04.04.2008 | 10:00

Institut für Informatik, Takustraße 9, Raum: 006