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8th Northeast Probability Seminar

Eighth Northeast Probability Seminar

 

The Eighth Northeast Probability Seminar will be held at
C.P. Davis Auditorium in the Schapiro Center at Columbia University
Thursday and Friday November 19th and 20th, 2009.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Statistics of
Columbia University and supported the Center for Applied
Probability and NSF Local Organizing Committee Victor de la Pena
and Julien Dubedat.

 

We have four invited speakers and have again made time for short
(about 10 minutes), informal presentations, as is our custom, modeled
after that at the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.

Social activities:

A reception and dinner are planned for Thursday night after the activities.

Schedule
Thursday, Nov. 19th:
Morning Session: Chair Victor de la Peña, Columbia
9:30 – 10:15 am     Registration, light refreshments
10:15 – 10:30 am     Opening Remarks by David Madigan
    Chairperson of the Department of Statistics at Columbia
10:30 – 11:30 am     Craig Tracy (University of California, Davis)
“Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process: Integrable Structure and Limit Theorems”
11:30 – 11:45 pm     break
11:45 – 12:45 pm     Giovanni Peccati (Université Paris Ouest)
“Universality of the Gaussian Wiener chaos”
12:45 – 2:15 pm     Lunch break
Afternoon Session: Chair Carl Mueller, Univ. of Rochester
2:15 – 3:15 pm     10 minute informal talks and discussion
3:15 – 3:30 pm     break
3:30 – 4:30 pm     10 minute informal talks and discussion
Including presentations by these supported postdocs and graduate students:
Iddo Ben Ari (University of Connecticut) Perturbations to Perron Eigenvalue through
Additive functionals: Probabilistic methods in study of positive matrices
Jonathon Peterson (Cornell) Bridges of random walks in a random environment
Alejandro Gomez (University of Rochester) A 1-dimensional non-linear stochastic wave equation
Ang Wei (University of Rochester) A Gaussian inequality and related multivariate Gaussian estimation
5:00 – 6:00     Conference Reception
6:30 –     Conference Dinner
    DARNA
    600 Columbus Ave at 89th Str.
    212-721-9123
Friday, Nov. 20th
Morning Session: Chair Gérard Ben Arous, NYU
9:30 – 10:30 am     Rick Kenyon (Brown University)
“The vector-bundle Laplacian on a graph”
10:30 – 11:00 am     Refreshments
11:00 – Noon     Claudia Neuhauser (University of Minnesota)
“When Genealogy Meets Ecology”
Noon – 1:30 pm     Lunch break
Afternoon Session: Chair Wenbo Li, Univ. of Delaware
1:30 – 2:15 pm     10-15 minute informal talks and discussion
2:15 – 2:30 pm     break
2:30 – 3:30 pm     10-15 minute informal talks and discussion
Including presentations by these supported postdocs and graduate students:
Vlad Vysotsky (University of Delaware) Clustering in the stochastic model of sticky particles
Nate Eldredge (Cornell) Hypoelliptic heat kernels and Lévy area
Mang Wu (University of Connecticut) A Brownian motion on Diff(S1)
Sergio Pulldo (Cornell) Bubbles and Futures contracts
in markets with short-selling constraints