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

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

December 19

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

December 20

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