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### Minimum separation among $m$ random points on an $n$-dimensional unit sphere

Let us consider $m$ points $v_1, \ldots, v_m \in R^{n}$, which are uniformly distributed on the $n$-dimensional unit sphere $S^{n-1} = \{v:\|v\|_2 = 1\}$. Let the minimum separation be
$$
\rho = \min_{...

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### Concentration of functional of Gaussian random variable

Suppose I have two Gaussian distributions
$p(x) = \frac{1}{(2\pi)^{d/2}|\Sigma_p|^{1/2}}\exp(-\frac{1}{2}x^\top \Sigma_p^{-1} x)$ and $q(x) = \frac{1}{(2\pi)^{d/2}|\Sigma_q|^{1/2}}\exp(-\frac{1}{2}x^\...

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### How to compute bounding coefficients for McDiarmid's inequality?

I am trying to understand the proof in Sec. A2 of Gretton et al.. To make the question self-contained, I summarize below the key ingredients. At the end of the post, I state my question.
Given a ...

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### Uniform Concentration Bounds on Weighted Sum of i.i.d. Bernoulli Random Variables

Let $\delta_1,...,\delta_n$ be $n$ independent identically distributed Bernoulli random variables with $\mathbb{P}(\delta_1=1)=p$. We consider a set $\Omega = \{\mathbf{a}:=(a_1,...,a_n)~|~a_i\in [0,c/...

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### Expected value of Bernoulli quadratic forms

Let $\mathbf{Y}\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a symmetric matrix. Let $\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be random vectors with entries i.i.d. $\pm 1$ with equal probability. I'm interested in a lower bound ...

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### Doob Martingale: Where is the catch?

I am working on a research problem in uncertainty propagation that involves sums of possibly dependent random variables with bounded sets of support.
I am attempting to use the method of bounded ...

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### Upper tail concentration of sample covariance matrices

I'm interested in concentration of the following random matrix sum in spectral norm
$\frac{1}{m}\sum_{k=1}^m b_k^2\mathbf{a}_k\mathbf{a}_k^*$
Here $\mathbf{a}_k\in\mathbb{R}^n$ are i.i.d. standard ...

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### Symmetry of concentration bounds on mean

Question summary:
If I have a two-sided bound, can I immediately get a one-sided bound with tighter constants?
Question details:
Let $\mathbf X = X_1,...,X_n$ be $n$ i.i.d. real-valued random ...

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### Tail bound for product of normal distribution

Let $U, V$ be two standard normal random variables with covariance $cov(U,V) = \beta \in [0,1)$. Let $W = UV$ be the product of two RV's, and $W_1, W_2, \ldots, W_n$ be n i.i.d copies of $W$, what's ...

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### asymptotic behavior of Lipschitz constants of sectional curvature

I'm studying the paper "Measure Concentration and the Topology of Positively-Curved Riemannian Manifolds" (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.4947v1.pdf) and I have some problem in understanding the proof of ...

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### Concentration bounds on weighted sum of i.i.d. Bernoulli random variables

Let $X_1,\dots, X_n\sim\operatorname{Bern}(\frac{1}{2})$ be independent, identically distributed random variables, and $\alpha=(\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_n)\in[0,1]^n$ a vector of non-negative weights ...

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### Level sets of weakly differentiable funtions

Let $C$ be a $C^1$ hypersurface in $R^n$ and let $u \in C^1(R^n)$. Suppose
$$\nabla u(x) \cdot \eta(x)=|\nabla u| \ \ \forall x\in C$$
where $\eta(x)$ is the normal vector to $C$ at $x$ ($\nabla u$ ...

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### concentration of functions of Gaussian processes

Let $\mathcal{C}\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be a subset of the unit ball. Also let $\mathbf{a}_1,\mathbf{a}_2,\ldots,\mathbf{a}_m\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be i.i.d. random Gaussian vectors $\mathcal{N}(\mathbf{0},\mathbf{...

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### Matrix concentration inequality

Let $X \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times d}$ be a fixed matrix and $W \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times d}$ be a random matrix with elements $w_{ij} = x_{ij} + \epsilon_{ij}$, where $\epsilon_{ij}$ are iid subgaussian ...

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### Concentration of U-statistics for exchangable distributions (and the unbounded case)

Consider the following so-called $U$-statistic of order 2: $$U = \frac1{\binom{m}{2}} \sum_{i < j} h(w_i,w_j)$$ where $w_1,\dots,w_m$ are IID from some distribution and $h$ is symmetric. If $|h(w_1,...

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### Concentration of the quotient of random variables

Let $X_1, X_2, \cdots, X_n$ be n i.i.d. standard Gaussian random variables. It is clear that we can describe the concentration of $\sum_{i=1}^n \alpha_i X_i$, and $\sum_{i=1}^n \alpha_i X_i^2$ (sub-...

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### tail bounds for sum of n iid variables divided by power of n

Let $X_i, 1\leq i\leq n$ be i.i.d. random variables with finite moments. Then $Y_n :=\frac{1}{n^{1+\delta}}\sum_{i=1}^nX_i$ goes to 0 almost surely for any $\delta >0$. What are some good non-...

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### concentration inequality for entropy from sample

Consider a measure $\mu$ on a finite set, and let $x_1, \ldots, x_n$ be i.i.d samples from $\mu$. Then the expression $S_n = -\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n \log \mu(x_i)$ converges by a.s. to the entropy $...

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### How fast can extreme eigenvalues of the average of random matrices converge to their expectation?

Suppose that $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_m$ are independent $d\times d$ random matrices and let $\overline{X} := \frac{1}{m}\sum_{i=1}^m X_i$. One of the questions studied under the theory of random matrices is ...

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### Non-asymptotic large deviations for a convex set

Let $X_1,\dots,X_n$ be $n$ i.i.d random variables taking values in a Polish vector space $\mathcal{X}$ and with (Borel) probability distribution $\mu$.
For any convex, compact $\Gamma \subset \...

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### Adaptive version of the Azuma–Hoeffding inequality

The Azuma inequality states that if we have a martingale $X_1,\ldots,X_N$ that satisfies a bounded difference condition:
$$|X_k - X_{k-1}| \leq c_k$$
Then:
$$\Pr\left[X_N - X_0 \geq \sqrt{2\sum_kc_k^2 ...

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### Existence of optimal coupling in optimal transport

Let $P,Q$ be any two distributions over a space $\mathcal{X}$ and let $\mathcal{M}(P,Q)$ be the set of all couplings of $P$ and $Q.$ For a given metric $d$ over $\mathcal{X},$ the optimal transport ...

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### Measure concentration for law of large numbers

The classical law of large numbers states that
$$\frac1k\sum_{i=1}^k X_i \rightarrow \mathbb{E} X_1$$
for i.i.d. $X_1, X_2, \ldots$ with finite $L^1$ norm.
I was wondering whether is it possible to ...

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### Tail bounds on eigenvalue gaps for GUE

What I'm looking for is a non-asymptotic bound on the probability that the smallest gap between eigenvalues of a GUE matrix does not exceed a certain value.
I'm aware of the bounds in
http://imrn....

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### Asymptotic behavior of a ratio of sums of iid random variables

Let $X_i$ and $Y_i$ be distributed identically to $X$ and $Y$, respectively. Assume both $X$ and $Y$ take strictly positive values.
Consider the random variable $R_n \doteq \frac{\sum_{i=1}^n X_i}{\...

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### Intuitive (?) inequality extremal inequality

Consider $N$ pairs of random variables $(X_i, Y_i)$. $X_i$ are iid, with $EX_i=0$ and $EX_i^2=1$. The same conditions hold for $Y_i$. Moreover all $X_i$ are independent of all $Y_j$. It seems very ...

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### concentration inequality for averages of dependent random variables

Let $X \in R^n$ be a random vector such that
$$P(|X_i| > \epsilon) > e^{-\epsilon^2}$$
What is a tight bound on
$$P(\sum_{i=1}^n |X_i| > \epsilon)$$
and on
$$P(\max_{1\le i\le n} |X_i| ...

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### McDiarmid-like inequality for subgassian random variables

Let $X_n$ be a set of $N$ subgaussian random variables, not necessarily independent, with $E\exp(\lambda X_n) \le \exp(\lambda^2/2)$. Let $X=(X_1,\ldots, X_N)$ and $f:\mathbb R^N \rightarrow \mathbb R$...

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### A generalization of coupon collector problem - $\geq1$ pick per experiment

Mix $T\geq1$ coupons numbered $1$ to $T$ with a set of $S\geq0$ number of dummy coupons with no numbers. Select $N\geq1$ coupons at each trial at random and put them back.
$N=1$ is standard coupon ...

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### Convergence rate of Pearson correlation matrix

I am interested in (rather sharp if not the finest) tail/concentration bounds for the Pearson correlation matrix: let $X_1,\ldots,X_N \sim \mathcal{N}(0,1)$ be correlated random variables; let $\rho(...

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### Concentration of spectral norm

Let $X_{ij}$ be independent (but not identically distributed) real-valued random variables for $1\leq i\leq j\leq n.$ Let $X$ be the symmetric matrix whose entries are given by $X_{ij}.$ Let
\begin{...

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### concentration inequalities for quadratic forms of correlated random vectors

Let $\mathbf{n}$ is a Gaussian random vector with mean $\mathbf{0}$ and co-variance matrix $\mathbf{H}$. Let $\mathbf{r} = Sign(\mathbf{n})$, where $Sign(n_i) = 1$ if $n_i>0$ and $Sign(n_i) = -1$ ...

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### Do subgaussian variables obey the slightly-stronger-than-Chernoff tail bound?

If $X \sim Normal(0,1)$, then we have the tail bound:
$$ (*) \qquad\Pr[X > t] \leq \mathcal{O}\left(\frac{e^{-t^2/2}}{t}\right) .$$
Now for general variables $X$, a nice condition is that $X$ be ...

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### What can be said about the concentration of measure of product of Gaussian variables?

I have a set of random variables $X_1,\ldots,X_n$, all Gaussian with mean 0 and variance 1, indepedent. Let $p(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ be some polynomial that takes products and sums of $x_1,\ldots,x_n$.
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### Tail bounds for suprema of random processes

Classical results concerning concentration of Gaussian random variables due to Cirelson, Ibragimov and Sudakov say that if $V_1,\cdots,V_n$ are jointly Gaussian with variance bounded by $1$, then (...

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### Probability of Hamming weight

Given $s,t\in(0,1)$, $c>1$, $n\in\Bbb N$, pick ${n^t}$ random vectors $\{v_i\}_{i=1}^{{n^t}}$ such that each $v_i\in\{x\in\{0,1\}^{2^n}:|x|_{hamming}={2^{n-n^s}}\}$.
Denote $v_j\cap v_j$ to be ...

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### Hamming weight probability of projections

Given $s,t\in(0,1)$, $c>1$, $n\in\Bbb N$, pick $2^{n^t}$ random vectors $\{v_i\}_{i=1}^{2^{n^t}}$ such that each $v_i\in\{x\in\{0,1\}^{2^n}:|x|_{hamming}={2^{n-n^s}}\}$.
If $v_i^\perp$ is ...

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### Improving concentration estimates by controlling sums on subsets

Let $X_1, \dots, X_N$ be uniform random variables (r.v.) in $[-1, 1]$, and let $S_N$ be their sum $S_N = \sum_{i=1}^N X_i$.
If the r.v. are taken independent, then the CLT suggests that $S_N$ is ...

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### Concentration and Correlation for Magnitudes of Gaussian Vectors

Suppose we have a large collection of standard normal random variables $a_i\in\mathbb{R}^n$. We know by standard concentration results that if we take $m \geq C\left(t/\epsilon\right)^2n$ samples, ...

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### What is the concentration of measure for Gaussian random variables which are independent, but are transformed?

This might be a too easy question for Mathoverflow, but Googling led to similar questions and answers here (though not the one I was looking for).
The question is split into two:
I have a matrix $X ...

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### Question about measure lemma?

"Let (u_j) be a bounded sequence from $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ how to prove that there exists a subsequence such that $u_j\rightharpoonup u$ in $W^{1,p}_0(\Omega)$ and $|\nabla u_j|\rightharpoonup d\mu,$ $|...

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### Derive concentration bound for the derivative

It that true to conclude that if a random $f(z)$ is a sub-Gaussian random variable for a constant value of z, its derivative $f'(z)|_{z=k}$ with respect to variable $z$ is also sub-Gaussian?
In ...

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### Concentration bound in high min entropy distribution

Let $(X_{1},\dots,X_{m})$ be joint distribution on $\{0,1\}^{m}$ with that $H_{\infty}(X_{1},\cdots,X_{m})\geq m-r$, where $H_{\infty}$ means min-entropy.
Let $P_{1},...,P_{n}\subseteq [m]$ be sets ...

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### Does Newtonian capacity increase strictly when mass is spread?

We start with two disjoint compact sets A and B with positive capacities. Then, we translate B s.t. $B+rv$ is disjoint from A and B and ,more importantly, $dist(x,y)<dist(x,y+rv)$ for all $x\in A$ ...

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### Eigenvalues of Random Regular Bipartite Graphs

I am looking for a way of getting a good estimate of the eigenvalues of random bipartite d-regular graphs. The literature has very precise values the proofs of which are very involved and since I am ...

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### Concentration bound for a martingale-like setting (the expected difference decreases as the sequence increases)

I went through several martingales concentration bounds, but none of them fit the settings I am interested in, which is the following. Suppose I have a sequence of nonnegative random variables $0=Y_{0}...

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### Tools to bound the singular values of a finite sum of random matrices from below?

Matrix Chernoff bounds (see also this arXiv paper) are usually used to give upper bounds on the largest eigenvalue of a finite sum of random matrices. Sometimes it can also be used to give a lower ...

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### reverse FKG type inequality for slightly correlated Gaussian vectors

Let $X$ be a $m$-dimensional Gaussian vector, and $Y$ a $q$-dimensional Gaussian vector, for some $m,q\geq 1$. Assume that the $X_i$ and $Y_j$ are centred and have unit variance. Assume that $E X_i ...

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### concentration of random matrices involving normal random variables

Define the random variable
\begin{align*}
A=|a_1|^2\mathbf{a}\mathbf{a}^*
\end{align*}
where $\mathbf{a}\in\mathbb{c}^n$ is a random vector distributed as $\mathcal{N}(0,\mathbf{I}/2)+i\mathcal{N}(0,\...

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### Hoeffding's inequality for vector valued random variables

Is there a version of Hoeffding's inequality for vector valued random variables?
This seems to be hard to find and I wonder why. I suppose it is difficult to show Hoeffding's lemma, since the proof ...