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Probability Seminar

The Probability Seminars are held in Room 200 of Sequoia Hall at 4pm on Mondays. Refreshments are served at 3:30pm in the Lounge on the first floor.

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Questions about Seminars may be sent to seminars@stat.stanford.edu.

May 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 21 May
04:00PM
Nike Sun UC Berkeley Spectral algorithms for tensor completion
Mon 14 May
04:00PM
Brett Kolesnik UC Berkeley Sharp threshold for K_4-percolation
Mon 07 May
04:00PM
Stewart Ethier University of Utah A population genetics interpretation of the two-parameter Poisson–Dirichlet distribution
April 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 30 Apr
04:00PM
Jose Blanchet Stanford MS&E Distributionally robust optimization via optimal transport and applications
Mon 23 Apr
04:00PM
David Aldous UC Berkeley Limits for processes over general networks
Mon 16 Apr
04:00PM
Erwin Bolthausen University of Zurich A second moment method for high-temperature mean-field spin glasses
Mon 09 Apr
04:00PM
Andrea Montanari Stanford Statistics A mean field view of the landscape of two-layers neural networks
Mon 02 Apr
04:00PM
Tim Austin UCLA The weak Pinsker property
March 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 12 Mar
04:00PM
Nikhil Srivastava UC Berkeley A matrix expander Chernoff bound
Mon 05 Mar
04:00PM
Ayfer Özgür Stanford EE Geometry of information in networks: Communication and estimation
February 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 26 Feb
04:00PM
Wenpin Tang UCLA Regenerative permutations: Mallows(q) and Riemann zeta formulas
Mon 12 Feb
04:00PM
Xinyi Li University of Chicago Minkowski content for Brownian cut points
Mon 05 Feb
04:00PM
Sourav Sarkar UC Berkeley Formation of large-scale random structure by competitive erosion
January 2018
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 29 Jan
04:00PM
Allan Sly Princeton University The slow bond problem and coalescing polymers
Mon 22 Jan
04:00PM
David Gamarnik MIT Algorithms and algorithmic obstacles in high-dimensional regression
Wed 17 Jan
04:30PM
Joint with Applied Math
Li-Cheng Tsai Columbia University KPZ equation limit for the six vertex model
Mon 08 Jan
04:00PM
Erik Bates Stanford Math An upper bound on the size of avoidance couplings
December 2017
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 04 Dec
04:00PM
Jonathan Hermon Cambridge University Cutoff for Ramanujan graphs via degree inflation
November 2017
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 27 Nov
04:00PM
Kannan Soundararajan Stanford Math The distribution of the values of the Riemann zeta-function on the critical line
Mon 20 Nov
04:00PM
Thanksgiving Week --- No Seminar ---
Mon 13 Nov
12:00PM
Time & Venue Change
Jean Dominique Deuschel Technical University Berlin Random walks in dynamical balanced environment
Mon 06 Nov
04:00PM
Nina Holden MIT Convergence of percolation-decorated triangulations to SLE and LQG
October 2017
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 30 Oct
04:00PM
Persi Diaconis Stanford Math and Statistics The mathematics of spatial mixing
Mon 23 Oct
04:00PM
Ronen Eldan Weizmann Institute of Science On Gaussian-width gradient complexity and mean-field behavior of interacting particle systems and random graphs
Mon 16 Oct
04:00PM
Yuri Kifer Hebrew University Limit theorems for nonconventional arrays
Mon 09 Oct
04:00PM
Chikara Nakamura Kyoto University The cutoff phenomenon for lamplighter chains on fractals
Mon 02 Oct
04:00PM
Sourav Chatterjee Stanford Math and Statistics Rigidity of the 3D hierarchical Coulomb gas
September 2017
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 25 Sep
04:00PM
Yinon Spinka Tel-Aviv University A condition for long-range order in discrete spin systems