Cornell Probability Seminar

Schedule of Talks, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are Mondays at 4:00 PM in 406 Malott.
Date Speaker Title Abstract
Aug. 27 No talk - -
Sep. 3 Labor day, no talk - -
Sep. 10 Rob Neel (Lehigh) Martingales associated to minimal submanifolds and mean curvature flow PDF
Sep. 17 Ben Steinhurst (Cornell) Bond Percolation on Fractals: The Trivial and the Frustrating PDF
Sep. 24 Paul Jung (UAB) Random walks at random times PDF
Oct. 1 Paul Bourgade (Harvard) Universality for beta ensembles PDF
Oct. 8 Fall break, no talk - -
Oct. 15 Jian Ding (Chicago) Asymptotics of cover times via Gaussian free fields: bounded-degree graphs and general trees PDF
Oct. 22 Antonio Auffinger (Chicago) Scaling exponents in directed polymers in random environment PDF
Oct. 29 Guglielmo Paoletti (Paris Sud) Emerging patterns in the Abelian Sandpile Model PDF
Nov. 5 Jun Masamune (Penn State Altoona) Conservation property and recurrence of Dirichlet forms PDF
Nov. 12 Subhro Ghosh (Berkeley) What does a Point Process Outside a Domain tell us about What's Inside? PDF
Nov. 19 Aaron Smith (Brown) Gibbs Samplers on Convex Sets PDF
Nov. 26 Jim Dai (Cornell / Georgia Tech) Semimartingale reflecting Brownian motion in two dimensions: Exact asymptotics for the stationary distribution PDF
Dec. 3 Russ Lyons (Indiana) Random orderings and unique ergodicity of automorphism groups PDF
Winter break
Jan. 21 Yves Atchade (Michigan) Assessing Monte Carlo errors in MCMC and adaptive MCMC PDF
Jan. 28 Gennady Samorodnitsky (Cornell) On the existence of paths between points in high level excursion sets of Gaussian random fields PDF
Feb. 4 Takashi Owada (Cornell) Functional central limit theorem for heavy tailed stationary infinitely divisible processes generated by conservative flows PDF
Feb. 11 Tianyi Zheng (Cornell) Random walks on free solvable groups PDF
Feb. 18 Yi Shen (Cornell) Stationarity and random locations PDF
Feb. 25 Sebastien Roch (Wisconsin)
Joint with CS Theory seminar
Probabilistic techniques in mathematical phylogenetics: relating combinatorial and variational distances on trees PDF
Mar. 4 Lee DeVille (UIUC) Emergent metastability for dynamical systems on networks PDF
Mar. 11 Pierre Patie (Cornell)
Joint with ORIE seminar
One dimensional completely asymmetric Markov processes PDF
Mar. 18 Spring break, no talk - -
Mar. 25 Joe Chen (Cornell) Entropic repulsion of Gaussian free field on high-dimensional Sierpinski carpet graphs PDF
Apr. 1 Greg Shinault (Wisconsin) Random domino tilings of the Aztec diamond PDF
Apr. 8 Mei Yin (Texas) Critical phenomena in exponential random graphs PDF
Apr. 15 Linan Chen (McGill) Gaussian free field, random measure and KPZ on R4 PDF
Apr. 22 Thomas Mikosch (Copenhagen) Precise large deviation probabilities for random walks with stationary heavy tailed steps PDF
Apr. 29 Ryan O'Donnell (CMU)
Joint with CS Theory seminar
Hypercontractivity, reverse hypercontractivity, and simple proofs PDF
May 6 Todd Kemp (UCSD) Cancelled Brownian rotations, and an infinite dimensional general position theorem PDF