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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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Seminars are always open to the public! Questions about the series may be sent to seminars@stat.stanford.edu.

December 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Fri 06 Dec
04:00PM
Extra Seminar
Assaf Naor Princeton University Quantitative vector-valued laws of large numbers for Markov chains
Mon 02 Dec
04:00PM
Nicholas Cook Stanford Statistics The pseudospectrum of polynomials in random matrices
November 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 18 Nov
04:00PM
Philip Wood UC Berkeley Outliers in the spectrum for products of independent random matrices
Mon 11 Nov
04:30PM
Extra Seminar
Jason Miller University of Cambridge Existence and uniqueness of the Liouville quantum gravity metric for γ in (0,2)
Mon 11 Nov
03:15PM
Time Change
Yuri Kifer Hebrew University Geometric law for numbers of returns until a hazard
Mon 04 Nov
04:00PM
Matthew Kwan Stanford Math Combinatorial anti-concentration inequalities
October 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 28 Oct
04:00PM
Elizaveta Rebrova UCLA Sketching for iterative linear solvers: Strengths, weaknesses, and tools from random matrix theory
Mon 21 Oct
04:00PM
Amandine Véber École Polytechnique Resource sharing with logarithmic weights
Mon 14 Oct
04:00PM
Jun Yan Stanford Statistics Adapting to unknown noise distribution in matrix denoising
Mon 07 Oct
04:00PM
Georg Menz UCLA Ergodicity of the infinite swapping algorithm at low temperature
September 2019
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 30 Sep
04:00PM
Reza Gheissari UC Berkeley Maximum height of low-temperature 3D Ising interfaces
Mon 23 Sep
04:00PM
Robin Pemantle University of Pennsylvania Recovering a message from a deletion/insertion channel