20th Northeast Probability Seminar

The 20th Northeast Probability Seminar was held on Thursday and Friday, November 18-19, 2021. The meeting was held remotely through Zoom.

DAY 1: Thursday, Nov 18, 1pm – 5pm EST Speaker University Title
1:00 – 1:15 Daniel J Slonim Purdue University Random Walks in Dirichlet Random Environments on Z with Bounded Jumps
1:15 – 1:30 Feng Liang Cornell University, Mathematics department Exact sampling and fast mixing of Activated Random Walk
1:30 – 1:45 Ahmed Bou-Rabee University of Chicago Scaling limits of sandpiles
1:45 – 2:00 Hannah Cairns Cornell University The critical sleep rate for activated random walk on a cycle with one chip per site
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 2:30 Brice Huang MIT The Algorithmic Phase Transition of Random k-SAT for Low Degree Polynomials
2:30 – 2:45 Bowen Xie Iowa State University Many–component Matching Queues and Convergence of Cost Functional
2:45 – 3:00 Shuangping Li Princeton University Binary perceptron: efficient algorithms can find solutions in rare well-connected clusters
3:00 – 3:15 Yin-Ting Liao Brown University A refined asymptotic thin-shell condition and applications to asymptotic convex geometry
3:15 – 3:30 Suqi Liu Princeton University A probabilistic view of latent space graphs and phase transitions
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
3:45 – 4:00 Yujin Hong Kim Courant Institute (NYU) The Extrema of Branching Brownian Motion in $\mathbb{R}^d$
4:00 – 4:15 Morris Ang MIT Integrability of the conformal loop ensemble
4:15 – 4:30 Sky Cao Stanford University A state space for 3D Euclidean Yang-Mills theories
4:30 – 4:45 Marco Carfagnini University of Connecticut Small deviations and Chung’s law of the iterated logarithm for hypoelliptic diffusions
4:45 – 5:00 Alejandra Quintos Columbia University Dependent Stopping Times
DAY 2: Friday, Nov 19, 9 am – 1 pm EST
9:00 – 9:15 Anirudh Sridhar Princeton University Correlated Stochastic Block Models: Graph Matching and Community Recovery
9:15 – 9:30 Benoît Corsini McGill University Local minimum spanning tree optimization
9:30 – 9:45 Zhi-Feng Wei Indiana University Bloomington Sharp Bounds on Eigenvalues via Spectral Embedding Based on Signless Laplacians
9:45 – 10:00 Sohom Bhattacharya Stanford University Spectral edge in sparse random graphs: upper and lower tail large deviations
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 10:30 Xincheng Zhang University of Toronto The Baik-Rains distribution and the KP equation.
10:30 – 10:45 Evan Sorensen University of Wisconsin–Madison Busemann functions and semi-infinite geodesics in a semi-discrete space
10:45 – 11:00 Roger Van Peski MIT Lozenge tilings and the Gaussian free field on a cylinder
11:00 – 11:15 Yongjia Xie Purdue University Moderate deviation of the free energy for integrable directed polymer models
11:15 – 11:30 Hong-Bin Chen NYU Dynamic polymers: invariant measures and ordering by noise
11:30 – 11:45 BREAK
11:45 – 12:00 Elizabeth Collins-Woodfin University of Michigan Spherical spin glass model with external field
12:00 – 12:15 Qiang Wu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mean field spin glass under weak external fields
12:15 – 12:30 Tatiana Brailovskaya Princeton University Optimal bounds on the largest eigenvalue of inhomogeneous random matrices
12:30 – 12:45 Laura Shou Princeton University Eigenvector statistics for graphs from quantized interval maps
12:45 – 1:00 Ella Hiesmayr University of California, Berkeley Large deviations of the largest eigenvalue of sparse matrices with non-Gaussian edge weights