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Probability Seminar

The Probability Seminars for Winter Quarter will be held online via Zoom at 11am on Mondays. Please note that these events will be locked by the Host after ten minutes, so latecomers will not be able to join the Meeting. Subscribe to our distribution list to receive Meeting IDs and passwords via email.

During this period of restrictions on social gatherings within our community, the Statistics and Mathematics Departments remain committed to providing a forum for sharing our research and that of our colleagues as regularly as possible. We hope to see everyone together in a live presentation very soon!

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Zoom sessions are open to registered participants through our email distribution. Questions about this series may be sent to seminars@stat.stanford.edu.

May 2021
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 31 May
11:00AM
University Holiday Memorial Day --- No Seminar ---
Mon 24 May
11:00AM
Christoforos Panagiotis University of Geneva Uniform upper bound on the percolation threshold for Cayley graphs
Mon 17 May
11:00AM
Changji Xu Harvard University Solution space structure of the Ising perceptron model
Mon 10 May
11:00AM
Ahmed Bou-Rabee University of Chicago Symmetries and patterns in sandpiles
Mon 03 May
11:00AM
Giorgio Cipolloni Institute of Science and Technology, Austria Strong quantum unique ergodicity and its Gaussian fluctuations for Wigner matrices
April 2021
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 26 Apr
11:00AM
Amol Aggarwal Columbia University Asymptotics in the stochastic six-vertex model
Mon 19 Apr
11:00AM
Mathav Murugan University of British Columbia On the conformal walk dimension: Quasisymmetric uniformization for diffusions
Mon 12 Apr
11:00AM
Tomasz Tkocz Carnegie Mellon University Sharp constants in Khinchin inequalities for type L random variables
Mon 05 Apr
11:00AM
Julian Sahasrabudhe University of Cambridge Anti-concentration and the geometry of polynomials
March 2021
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 29 Mar
11:00AM
Djalil Chafa├» Universit├ę Paris-Dauphine About random matrices
Wed 17 Mar
12:00PM
Joint with Applied Math Seminar
Sourav Sarkar University of Toronto Universality in random growth processes
Mon 15 Mar
11:00AM
Jean-Francois Le Gall University of Paris-Saclay Geodesics in random geometry
Mon 08 Mar
11:00AM
Milind Hegde UC Berkeley The Airy difference profile and Brownian local time
Mon 01 Mar
11:00AM
Laurent Saloff-Coste Cornell University Pocket groups and random walks on them
February 2021
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 22 Feb
11:00AM
Tom Hutchcroft Cambridge University Supercritical percolation on finite transitive graphs
Mon 15 Feb
11:00AM
University Holiday Presidents Day --- No Seminar ---
Mon 08 Feb
11:00AM
Theo McKenzie UC Berkeley Average support of closed walks and second eigenvalue multiplicity of the normalized adjacency matrix
Mon 01 Feb
11:00AM
Zongchen Chen Georgia Tech Optimal mixing of Glauber dynamics: Entropy factorization via high-dimensional expansion
January 2021
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 25 Jan
11:00AM
Jacopo Borga University of Zurich Random permutations: A geometric point of view
Mon 18 Jan
11:00AM
University Holiday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day --- No Seminar ---
Wed 13 Jan
12:00PM
Joint with Applied Math Seminar
Jiacheng Zhang Princeton University A sharp interface limit in the Giacomin-Lebowitz model of phase segregation
Mon 11 Jan
11:00AM
New Time
Dan Mikulincer Weizmann Institute A central limit theorem for tensor powers
November 2020
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 16 Nov
04:00PM
Kevin Yang Stanford Math Non-stationary fluctuations for some non-integrable models
Mon 09 Nov
04:00PM
Christopher Shriver UCLA Gibbs measures and Glauber dynamics on trees
Mon 02 Nov
04:00PM
Allan Sly Princeton University Critical one-dimensional multi-particle DLA
October 2020
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Mon 26 Oct
04:00PM
Vishesh Jain Simons Institute Fast and memory-optimal dimension reduction using Kac's walk
Mon 19 Oct
04:00PM
Youngtak Sohn Stanford Statistics Replica symmetry breaking for random regular NAE-SAT
Mon 12 Oct
04:00PM
Mackenzie Simper Stanford Math Emergence of communication through reinforcement learning with invention
Mon 05 Oct
04:00PM
Arka Adhikari Harvard University Random matrix statistics though pseudo-randomness
September 2020
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Wed 30 Sep
12:00PM
Joint with Applied Math Seminar
Will Feldman University of Utah Shapes of equilibrium capillary drops on a rough surface
Wed 23 Sep
12:00PM
Joint with Applied Math Seminar
Li-Cheng Tsai Rutgers University Moments of the 2D stochastic heat equation at criticality
Mon 21 Sep
04:00PM
Jason Schweinsberg UCSD A Gaussian particle distribution for branching Brownian motion with an inhomogeneous branching rate
Mon 14 Sep
04:00PM
Ramon van Handel Princeton University A linear to nonlinear principle on the discrete cube