## EECS CSPL SEMINAR SERIES

FALL TERM 1995

P. G. Madhavan
# P. G. Madhavan

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Purdue University School of Engineering
and Indiana University School of Medicine

October 3, 1995

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Random Field Theory of Local Averages and Applications

Abstract -

Analysis of distributed disordered systems that give rise to
random fields is an important area of study. Examples include
voltage distribution over the human scalp, rainfall across the
continental United States, wave phenomena on the ocean surface
and so on. In 1983, Vanmarcke developed a theory of random fields
based on the properties of the local averages of such fields.

An operational quantity called the "Scale of Fluctuation" that
characterize the second-order properties of random fields can be
defined. It extends in an elegant way to multi-dimensional cases.
We will discuss the theory and interpretations of the scale of
fluctuation.

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