Algebraic statistics is a relatively new field full of exciting new developments. It combines questions and techniques from stochastics with those from (computational) algebraic geometry as well as polyhedral combinatorics.
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Informationen für StudentenDrton, Mathias, Sturmfels, Bernd, Sullivant, Seth (2009). Lectures on Algebraic Statistics. Birkhäuser Basel. Series: Oberwolfach Seminars, Vol. 39
Pachter, L. and Sturmfels, B., eds. (2005). Algebraic Statistics for Computational Biology. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Martin J. Wainwright and Michael I. Jordan (2008). Graphical Models, Exponential Families, and Variational Inference. Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2. 1-305