Nancy L. Garcia

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We present a perfect simulation algorithm for measures that are absolutely continuous with respect to some Poisson process and can be obtained as invariant measures of birth-and-death processes. Examples include areaand perimeter-interacting point processes (with stochastic grains), invariant measures of loss networks, and the Ising contour and random(More)
We present a probabilistic approach for the study of systems with exclusions, in the regime traditionally studied via cluster-expansion methods. In this paper we focus on its application for the gases of Peierls contours found in the study of the Ising model at low temperatures, but most of the results are general. We realize the equilibrium measure as the(More)
We consider infinite order chains whose transition probabilities depends on a finite suffix of the past. These suffixes are of variable length and the set of the lengths of all suffix is unbounded. We assume that the probability transitions for each of these suffixes are continuous with exponential decay rate. For these chains, we prove the weak consistency(More)
0, Vol. 0, No. 00, 1–24 DOI: 10.1214/11-AOAS511 © Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 34 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 42 42 43 43 CONTEXT TREE SELECTION AND(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of treated clubfoot disorder on gross motor skill level measured by the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS). METHODS Fifty-two babies participated: 26 were treated for idiopathic clubfoot (12 with the Ponseti treatment method, 9 with the French physical therapy technique, and 5 with a combination of both methods); 26 were(More)