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


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.


December 18

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-11:00 A stability theorem for the elliptic Harnack inequality Richard Bass, University of Connecticut
11:30-12:30 Nodal length of random eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the 2-d torus Manjunath Krishnapur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2:00-3:00 Brownian Web in the Scaling Limit of Supercritical Oriented Percolation in Dimension 1 + 1 Anish Sarkar, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
3:30-4:30 Conditional ergodicity in infinite dimension Ramon Van Handel, Princeton University

December 19

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-11:00 A metric between probability distributions of different sizes and applications to order reduction Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas at Dallas
11:30-12:30 Rates of convergence of color count in balanced urn models Krishanu Maulik, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
2:00-3:00 Pathwise uniqueness of stochastic partial differential equations in Banach spaces Sandra Cerrai, University of Maryland
3:30-4:30 Certain small noise limits for diffusions Vivek Borkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

December 20

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
10:00-11:00 Time-change equations for diffusion processes Tom Kurtz, University of Wisconsin
11:30-12:30 Limiting spectral distribution of patterned random matrices Arup Bose, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
2:00-2:30 SAMSI Information Session
3:00-4:00 Convergence of Nearest Neighbor Markov chains on discrete trees towards Brownian Motion on real-trees Siva Athreya, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore