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# Probability Seminar

The weekly UW Probability Seminar features talks on current research in all areas of probability theory: discrete and continuous, pure and applied. The seminar meets on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The speaker and the participants usually continue their discussions at a cafe on UW campus immediately after the talk.

## Current Quarter

The seminar meets in LOW 101 in Autumn Quarter 2019. Zhen-Qing Chen and Liping Xu are the moderators.

## Credit

This seminar may be taken for credit as Math 590. Math grad students may register for as many credits as needed. If you have trouble registering, please email advising@math.washington.edu.

## Mailing List

Announcements of upcoming seminars are sent by e-mail to all interested participants. To be added to the Probability Seminar mailing list, send e-mail to the current moderator.

## Upcoming Events

**David Aldous**

January 27, 2020 - 2:30pm

Denny 110

**Soumik Pal, UW**

February 3, 2020 - 2:30pm

Denny 110

**Shuntao Chen, UW**

February 10, 2020 - 2:30pm

Denny 110

## Past Events

- Singularity and absolute continuity of energy measures (Mathav Murugan, University of British Columbia) - December 2, 2019
- The Poisson frog model on Galton-Watson trees (Joshua Rosenberg, University of Washington) - November 25, 2019
- Approximation via bounds for density ratios (Jon Wellner, University of Washington) - November 18, 2019
- Stochastic heat equation with general nonlinear spatial rough Gaussian noise (Yaozhong Hu, University of Alberta) - November 4, 2019
- The Gorin-Shkolnikov identity and its random tree generalization (David Clancy , University of Washington) - October 28, 2019
- Probability and Optimization: A Beautiful Combination (Mark Squillante, IBM) - October 21, 2019
- Functional inequalities of Infinite swapping algorithm: theory and applications (Wenpin Tang, UC Berkeley) - October 21, 2019
- Loewner chains and evolution families on parallel slit half-planes (Takuya Murayama, Kyoto University, Japan) - October 14, 2019
- Uniformization of random surface and Liouville quantum gravity (Xin Sun, Columbia University) - October 1, 2019
- Self-Standardized Central Limit Theorems for Trimmed Subordinators (David Mason, University of Delaware) - September 30, 2019
- On the equivalence of viscosity and distribution solutions of second-order PDEs with Neumann boundary conditions (Jiagang Ren (Sun Yat-sun University, China)) - August 14, 2019
- Suprema of Levy processes - formulae, estimates and asymptotics (Jacek Malecki,Technical University, Wroclaw, Poland) - July 2, 2019
- Pathwise Otto calculus (Walter Schachermayer, University of Vienna) - May 29, 2019
- Community detection in sparse random hypergraphs (Yizhe Zhu, UW Mathematics) - May 20, 2019
- Probabilistic Methods for Big Data and Machine Learning (Ping Li, Chief Scientist at Baidu and Head of Cognitive Computing Lab (CCL) at Baidu Research ) - May 13, 2019
- Concentration and Large Deviations for Weakly Interacting Particle Systems and Mean-Field Games (Kavita Ramanan, Brown University) - May 6, 2019
- Stochastic Fixed Point Equation with Nonnegative Coefficients (Tvrtko Tadic, Microsoft) - April 22, 2019
- Optimal Control and Optimal Transport ( Mathias Hudoba de Badyn, University of Washington Aeronautics and Astronautics) - April 15, 2019
- Near log-convexity of heat and the k-Hamming distance problem (Mert Saglam, UW CS) - April 8, 2019
- The diffusion analogue to a tree-valued Markov chain. (Noah Forman, University of Washington) - April 1, 2019
- Random walks on oriented lattices (Yiping Hu, University of Washington) - March 11, 2019
- Higher Order Asymptotics for Large Deviations (Pratima Hebbar, University of Maryland) - March 4, 2019
- Singular reflected diffusions (Sayan Banerjee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) - February 25, 2019
- Noise impact on finite dimensional dynamical systems (Yingfei Yi, University of Alberta) - February 11, 2019
- The diffusion analogue to a tree-valued Markov chain (Noah Forman, University of Washington) - February 4, 2019
- Anomalous diffusions and fractional order differential equations (Zhenqing Chen, University of Washington) - January 28, 2019
- Reflected diffusions with local time-dependent noise (Clayton Barnes (Université de Neuchâtel)) - January 14, 2019
- Impatient random walk (Janos Englander, University of Colorado) - January 7, 2019
- Asymmetric Annihilating Particle Systems (Matt Junge (Duke University)) - December 10, 2018
- Stochastic Kolmogorov Systems (George Yin (Wayne State University)) - December 3, 2018
- Heat kernel on the uniform spanning tree in two dimension (Martin Barlow (University of British Columbia, Canada)) - November 26, 2018
- Use of Probability in Global Optimization (Zelda Zabinsky (UW, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering)) - November 19, 2018
- Quenched asymptotics for Brownian motion in a spatial Gaussian noise (Xia Chen (University of Tennessee) ) - November 5, 2018
- Probabilistic approach for nonlinear PDEs and SPDEs with Neumann boundary conditions (Jing Wu (Sun Yat-sen University and UW)) - October 29, 2018
- Lower-tail large deviations of the KPZ equation (Li-Cheng Tsai (Columbia University)) - October 22, 2018
- The Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar 2018 - October 20, 2018
- Duality Analysis for Optimal Skorokhod Embeddings (Aaron Palmer (University of British Columbia) ) - October 15, 2018
- CONCENTRATION OF MEASURE FOR STOCHASTIC HEAT EQUATION (Andrey Sarantsev (University of Nevada, Reno)) - October 8, 2018
- Some of my favorite open problems (David Aldous (University of California, Berkeley) ) - October 1, 2018
- Transition density estimates for diagonal systems of SDEs driven by cylindrical α-stable processes (Tadeusz Kulczycki, Wroclaw University of Technology) - July 18, 2018
- High Dimensional Time Series and Free Probability (Arup Bose, Indian Statistical Institute) - June 7, 2018
- The lifting of stochastic processes and related thermodynamic quantities. (Yue Wang, Department of Applied Math, Univ of Washington) - June 4, 2018
- A hydrodynamic limit of interacting Brownian particles using Skorohod maps (Clayton Barnes) - May 21, 2018
- Uniqueness and propagation of chaos for the Boltzmann equation with moderately soft potentials (Liping Xu, University of Washington) - May 14, 2018
- Universal fluctuation of the dimer model on a Riemann surface. (Gourab Ray, Universtity of Victoria) - May 7, 2018
- Relating path statistics to terminal distributions for a class of positive martingales. (Matt Lorig, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington) - April 30, 2018
- Assouad-type dimensions and their role in embedding metric spaces (Sascha Troscheit, University of Waterloo) - April 23, 2018
- Heat kernel estimates for symmetric jump processes with general mixed polynomial growths (Panki Kim, Seoul National University) - April 16, 2018
- Robust Merton Problem with Nondominated Priors (Kerem Ugurlu, University of Washington, Applied Mathematics) - April 9, 2018
- Random Geometric Covering Problems (Amites Sarkar, Western Washington University) - April 2, 2018
- Major Index Asymptotics (Josh Swanson, University of Washington) - March 26, 2018
- Three new concentration inequalities for time series data (Fang Han (University of Washington Statistics)) - March 5, 2018
- Probability Seminar (Tvrkto Tadic, Microsoft) - February 12, 2018
- Probability Seminar (Deanna Needell, UCLA) - February 5, 2018
- Probability Seminar (Noah Forman, UW) - January 29, 2018
- Probability Seminar (Jinsu Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison) - January 22, 2018
- Algebraic constructions of Markov duality functions (Jeffrey Kuan, Columbia University) - December 4, 2017
- Activated random walk on a cycle (Jacob Richey, University of Washington) - November 27, 2017
- 'Probabilyzing' Parking Functions (Persi Diaconis, Stanford University) - November 20, 2017
- Least squares estimation: beyond Gaussian regression models (Roy Han, University of Washington) - November 13, 2017
- Geodesics in First-Passage Percolation (Chris Hoffman, University of Washington) - October 30, 2017
- A graphon approach to spectral analysis of random matrices (Yizhe Zhu, University of Washington) - October 16, 2017
- Evolutionary dynamics of cancer and its response to treatment (Professor Ivana Bozic) - October 9, 2017
- Infinite systems of competing Brownian particles (Andrey Sarantsev) - October 2, 2017
- Brownian motion in a wedge with jump boundary conditions (Emily K Dinan, University of Washington) - May 22, 2017
- An introduction to the random Interlacements process and the uni and bi dimensional versions (Darcy Camargo, University of Campinas and UW) - May 15, 2017
- The bullet problem with discrete speeds (Matthew Junge, Duke University) - May 8, 2017
- Jump diffusions and Feynman-Kac transforms (Lidan Wang, University of Washington) - May 1, 2017
- A third-moment theorem and precise asymptotics for variations of stationary Gaussian sequences (Frederi Viens, Michigan State University) - April 24, 2017
- Shuffling cards by spatial motion (Soumik Pal, University of Washington) - April 17, 2017
- Renewing Fleming-Viot-type particle system (Tvrtko Tadic, Microsoft) - April 10, 2017
- Long term behaviour of self-interacting diffusions (Carl-Erik Gauthier, University of Washington) - April 3, 2017
- Walsh Diffusions (Andrey Sarantsev, University of California at Santa Barbara) - March 27, 2017
- Random walk on unipotent groups - January 12, 2017
- How round are the complementary components of planar Brownian motion? - January 9, 2017
- Comparing Return Probabilities - December 5, 2016
- Sub-critical Stochastic Partial Differential Equations - November 28, 2016
- Controlled Diffusion on Graphs - November 21, 2016
- Two Clustering Problems For The Stochastic Block Model - November 14, 2016
- Compactness and Large Deviations - October 31, 2016
- A Law of the Iterated Logarithm for Grenander's Estimator - October 24, 2016
- Boundary Trace of a Class of Diffusion Processes - October 17, 2016
- Local Universality of Roots of Random Polynomials - October 10, 2016
- Infinite Systems of Competing Brownian Particles - October 3, 2016