The probability seminar met at 10am on Thursdays in AP&M 6402 unless specifically indicated otherwise.

FALL 2010.

There will not be talks on October 21 nor on November 11, 25.

  • Thursday, October 14, 2010, 10 a.m.
    Pat Fitzsimmons (UCSD).
    Kac's asymptotic scattering length via Kuznetsov measures. For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, October 28, 2010, 10 a.m.
    Peter Baxendale (University of Southern California).
    Sustained oscillations and density dependent Markov chains.
    For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, November 4, 2010, 10 a.m.
    Krzysztof Burdzy, University of Washington.
    Markov processes on time-like graphs.
    For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10 a.m.
    Ery Arias-Castro (UCSD)
    Percolation-based methods for the detection of clusters in networks (joint work with Geoffrey R. Grimmett). For an abstract, click here.

  • Saturday, December 4, 2010.
    Southern California Probability Symposium, IPAM, UCLA.

    WINTER 2011.

  • Thursday, January 13, 2011.
    Anima Anandkumar (UCI).
    "High-Dimensional Structure Learning of Ising Models on Sparse Random Graphs"
    For an abstract of her talk, click here.
    This talk is jointly sponsored by the Mathematics Department and the Advanced Network Sciences group at UCSD.

  • February 6-11, 2011.
    Information Theory and Its Applications Conference, UCSD.

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011.
    Perla Sousi (University of Cambridge).
    Mobile geometric graphs: detection, coverage and percolation.
    For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 24-26, 2011.
    Seminar on Stochastic Processes, UC IRVINE.

    SPRING 2011.

    There will be no probability seminar on March 31 or April 28.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 2pm, AP&M 7421 (note special time, place and day).
    Robin Pemantle (University of Pennsylvania).
    Complexity upper bound for a sieving algorithm. For an abstract, click here.

    NOTE: Participants in the probability seminar might also be interested in the talk by Laszlo Lovasz to be delivered as part of the Kyoto Prize Symposium in the Price Center ballrooms A and B at 3.30-5pm on April 5.

  • Thursday, April 14, 2011.
    Mykhaylo Shkolnikov (Stanford University).
    Large systems of interacting diffusion processes. For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2011.
    Mike Ludkovski (UCSB)
    Stochastic Control Models for Influenza Management
    For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2011.
    Mang Wu (UC Riverside).
    A Brownian motion in the group of diffeomorphisms of the circle. For an abstract, click here.

  • Thursday, May 12, 2011.
    Jason Schweinsberg (UCSD).
    Tree-valued dynamics associated with the Bolthausen-Sznitman coalescent. For an abstract, click here.