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Saarland University,
Faculty of Mathematics,
Room 2.15, Building E2 4.

Email: banna@math.uni-sb.de
CV: [english], [french]
PhD Thesis: [PDF]
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Since November 2016, I am a postdoctoral researcher working on random matrices at Saarland University within the free probability research team of Prof. Roland Speicher. Before I was a CNRS postdoc at Télécom ParisTech under the supervision of Prof. Walid Hachem. In Spetember 2015, I obtained my PhD degree from Université Paris-Est, supervised by Prof. Florence Merlevède and Prof. Emmanuel Rio.

Research Interests:
  • Random Matrix Theory
  • Concentration Inequalities
  • Weak Dependence
  • Free Probability Theory
Publications:
  • Bernstein type inequality for a class of dependent random matrices
    Random Matrices: Theory and Applications.
    Joint work with F. Merlevède and P. Youssef
    arXiv - PDF - Abstract.

  • Limiting spectral distribution of Gram matrices associated with functionals of β-mixing processes
    Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.
    Elsevier - arXiv - PDF - Abstract.

  • On the limiting spectral distribution for a large class of symmetric random matrices with correlated entries
    Stochastic Processes and their Applications.
    Joint work with F. Merlevède and M. Peligrad
    Elsevier - PDF - Abstract.

  • Limiting spectral distribution of large sample covariance matrices associated with a class of stationary processes
    Journal of Theoratical Probability.
    Joint work with F. Merlevède
    Springer - PDF - Abstract.

Preprints:
  • A CLT for linear spectral statistics of large random information-plus-noise matrices. Part I: Gaussian Fluctuations.
    Joint work with J. Najim and J. Yao.

Awards:
  • Excellence award delivred by the Lebanese University.

Scientific Activities:
  • September 2014- September 2015: Organizer of the PhD-student seminar at LAMA, UPEM-UPEC, France.

International Stays:
Forthcoming Conferences and Seminars:
Talks:
  • 6 September 2016: Random matrices and dependence. Free Probabilty seminar, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 31 August 2016: Inégalités de concentrations non commutatives dans un cadre de dépendance. Journées MAS 2016, Grenoble, France.
  • 27 November 2015: Universalité de la distribution spectrale limite de matrices à entrées corrélées. Séminaire Calcul stochastique, Université de Strasbourg, France.
  • 16 January 2015: Universalité de la distribution spectrale limite de matrices symétriques à entrées corrélées. Groupe de travail Matrices et graphes aléatoires (Mega) IHP, France.
  • 7 October 2014: Large sample covariance matrices associated with weakly dependent processes. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 1 October 2014: The Marcenko-Pastur theorem via the Lindeberg method. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 30 April 2014: Matrices de covariance empirique associées aux processus faiblement dépendants. Séminaire des Doctorants, UPEC, France.
  • 19 February 2013: Limiting spectral distribution of large sample covariance matrices associated with stationary processes. Groupe de travail ASPRO, UPEM, France.
Administrative Responsabilities :
  • March 2015- September 2015: Representor of PhD students at LAMA department council.

Marwa Banna - Saarland Universty - Germany