SAMSI-SAVI Workshop on Topics in Probability - December 18-20, 2012

Workshop Information

December 18, 2012 - December 20, 2012

Location: Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri, Tamilnadu, India

This workshop consisted of a series of one-hour lectures spanning a broad range of topics of current interest in Probability. Approximately half of the speakers were from U.S. Universities and the other half from Universities in India. More information can be found here.

Organized by:

  • Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI)
  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC)
  • Statistical and Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)


December 18

10.00-11.00 Richard Bass, University of Connecticut
A stability theorem for the elliptic Harnack inequality

11.30-12.30 Manjunath Krishnapur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Nodal length of random eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the 2-d torus

2.00-3.00 Anish Sarkar, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Brownian Web in the Scaling Limit of Supercritical Oriented Percolation in Dimension 1 + 1

3.30-4.30 Ramon Van Handel, Princeton University
Conditional ergodicity in infinite dimension

December 19

10.00-11.00 Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas at Dallas
A metric between probability distributions of different sizes and applications to order reduction

11.30-12.30 Krishanu Maulik, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Rates of convergence of color count in balanced urn models

2.00-3.00 Sandra Cerrai, University of Maryland
Pathwise uniqueness of stochastic partial differential equations in Banach spaces

3.30-4.30 Vivek Borkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Certain small noise limits for diffusions

December 20

10.00-11.00 Tom Kurtz, University of Wisconsin
Time-change equations for diffusion processes

11.30-12.30 Arup Bose, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Limiting spectral distribution of patterned random matrices

2.00-2.30 SAMSI Information Session

3.00-4.00 Siva Athreya, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Convergence of Nearest Neighbor Markov chains on discrete trees towards Brownian Motion on real-trees