FALL 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003. AP&M 6438.
Martin Zerner (Stanford University).
Some self-interacting random walks with bias. For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, November 6, 2003. AP&M 7421. Please note the change of room from the usual one.
Robert Adler (Technion, Israel and visiting UCSB)
"Random fields, brains, and manifolds". For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2003. AP&M 6438.
Magdalena Musat (UCSD).
"Finite dimensional approximations of hyperfinite martingales." For an abstract of this talk, click here.

Thursday, November 20, 2003. AP&M 6438.
Ben Morris (Indiana University).
"The mixing time for simple exclusion".
Abstract: We obtain a tight bound of O(L^2 log r) for the mixing time of the exclusion process in Z^d/LZ^d with r <= L^d/2 particles.


Tuesday, January 13, 2004, 10am, AP&M 6438. Please note change of time.
Please Note Unusual Day for this seminar.
Jason Schweinsberg (Cornell University).
Using random partitions to approximate the effect of beneficial mutations on the genealogy of a population. For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, January 15, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Jason Swanson (Univ. of Washington).
"The p-th Variation of a Brownian Martingale with an Application to Mathematical Finance." For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2004, 10a.m., AP&M 6438.
Henry Tuckwell (visiting UCSD).
"Stochastic Nonlinear Neural and Epidemic Networks." For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, January 29, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Kazuhiro Kuwae (Yokohama City University).
"On Calabi's strong maximum principle via local Dirichlet forms."
ABSTRACT: I will talk about a stochastic proof of an extension of the strong maximum principle by E. Calabi in the framework of local Dirichlet forms associated with strong Feller diffusions.

Thursday, February 12, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Jonathan Goodman (Courant Institute, visiting Stanford University)
Probability laws for time stepping methods for stochastic differential equations. For an abstract, click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
M. Fukushima (Kansai University, Osaka, Japan).
"Poisson point processes attached to symmetric diffusions."

Thursday, February 26, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
David Siegmund (Stanford University).


April 1, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Tilmann Wurzbacher, Universite de Metz and C.N.R.S.
"Some measure-theoretic questions arising in infinite dimensional differential geometry."

April 22, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Ron Getoor (UCSD).
"Excursions from a point revisited".

May 3-7, 2004.
John Walsh, University of British Columbia will visit UCSD and give a talk.
Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 4pm, AP&M 6438.
John Walsh (UBC).
"Probabilistic interpretation of the interior reduite."

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2004, May 20-22, 2004.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Thursday, May 27, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438.
Patrick Fitzsimmons (UCSD).
"Finely harmonic functions and local martingale functions of Brownian motion."

Thursday, June 3, 2004, 10 a.m., AP&M 6438 (tentative).
D. Lesley and V. Rotar (SDSU).
"An Inequality of the Paley-Zygmund Type, Convergence of Random Series, and Smoothness of Non-rectifiable Curves."

Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 10.30am, AP&M 6438.
Amarjit Budhiraja (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
"Singular control with state constraints on unbounded domain".

Thursday, July 8, 2004, 2pm, AP&M 6438
Karen Ball, University of Indiana
"Deterministic Thinnings of Poisson Point Processes"