Fifth Northeast Probability Seminar
C.P. Davis Auditorium
at Columbia University
November 16th and 17th, 2006.
This year we will be honoring Michael Marcus, the organizer of the
first NEPS, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
- Invited Speakers
- Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft)
“Epidemics in Technological and Social Networks: The
Downside of Six Degrees of Separation”
- Rodrigo Bañuelos (Purdue University)
“Finite dimensional distributions of Brownian
motion and stable processes”
- Christian Houdré (Georgia Tech)
“Problems and Theorems in Sequence Comparison”
- Yuval Peres (University of California, Berkeley and Microsoft).
“Matching and Gravitational Allocation for Poisson Processes”
Additionally, there will be time for short, informal, 10-minute presentations as
at the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.
Click here for a conference schedule.
This year the seminar will be held at
C.P. Davis Hall
530 W 120th St, Manhattanville, NY
A google maps link is
- Social activities:
A conference dinner is planned for Thursday night.
See Hotels.tex for details.
- Financial support to attend the seminar.
The NSF grant allows us to offer some financial support to
participants from US Universities. We will give preference to graduate
students, postdocs, women and minorities, and junior faculty.
Applicants for this financial support should provide:
- a one-page letter explaining their interest in the seminar and
its relation to their research interests
- a current CV
- graduate students and postdocs should also arrange for a letter
of recommendation to be sent from their advisor or some expert
familiar with their work
Materials should be sent either by e-mail (preferred) or postal mail
Department of Mathematics, 1S-215
College of Staten Island, CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
- Thanks to:
The semianar is supported by The National Science
Our special co-sponsors this year are
- The Center for Applied Probability at Columbia University
- The Department of Statistics at Columbia
Thanks, as well, to the scientific organizers: Richard Bass, James
Fill, Daniel Ocone, Jay Rosen, and Victor de la Peña; and the travel
grant committee: Peter Bank, Victor de la Peña, and John Verzani.
- Local organizers:
- Victor de la Peña: vp @ stat.columbia.edu, Department of Statistics,
- John Verzani: verzani @ math.csi.cuny.edu, Department of
Mathematics, CUNY/College of Staten Island