# Hamilton-Jacobi equations for statistical inference problems

## Location

Online

Monday, January 3, 2022 4:00 PM

Jiaming Xia (U Penn)

We present the Hamilton–Jacobi equation approach to a class of high dimensional statistical inference problems. We start by introducing the model of matrix tensor products, the free energy associated with them, and motivation for studying their high-dimensional limit. Then we sketch the basic setup of the Hamilton–Jacobi equation approach. Lastly, I discuss the application of this approach to models with multiple hidden layers.

This is based on joint work with Hong-Bin Chen, and Jean-Christophe Mourrat.