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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 3:20 p.m. The speaker and the participants usually continue their discussions at a cafe on UW campus immediately after the in-person talk.
Current Quarter
The seminar meets in SMI 305 in Autumn Quarter 2023. Krzysztof Burdzy is the moderator.
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
December 4, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
SMI 305
Past Events
- Hitting times in Erdös-Rényi random graphs (Andrea Ottolini, University of Washington) - November 27, 2023
- The Critical Beta-splitting Random Tree (David Aldous , U.C. Berkeley and University of Washington) - November 20, 2023
- Finite Markov chains coupled to general Markov processes and an application to metastability (Jason Swanson, University of Central Florida) - November 13, 2023
- Conductive homogeneity of polygon-based self similar sets (Jun Kigami, Kyoto University) - October 30, 2023
- Scaling exponents in stationary random graphs (James Lee, University of Washington) - October 23, 2023
- Accessing the convergence rate of push-sum algorithms (Balázs Gerencsér, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics) - October 18, 2023
- Instantaneous everywhere-blowup of parabolic SPDEs (Davar Khoshnevisan, University of Utah) - October 16, 2023
- Approximation of Time-changed Brownian motion (Yang Yu, University of Washington) - October 9, 2023
- Dirac operators and topological insulators (Alexis Drouot (University of Washington)) - May 22, 2023
- Convergence of resistances on generalized Sierpinski carpets (Shiping Cao (University of Washington)) - May 15, 2023
- Stochastic gradient method: when and why does it work? (Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy (University of Washington)) - May 1, 2023
- Gradient flow structure for some nonlocal diffusion equations (Andrew Warren (University of British Columbia)) - April 24, 2023
- Up-down chains, diffusive limits, and permutons (Kelvin Rivera-Lopez (Gonzawa University)) - April 17, 2023
- Crofton's formula and Invisible Sets (Stefan Steinerberger (University of Washington)) - April 10, 2023
- LONG INCREASING SUBSEQUENCES IN UNIVERSAL BROWNIAN-TYPE PERMUTATIONS (Jacopo Borga (Standord University)) - April 3, 2023
- Stochastic domination for multirate Poisson processes (Joe Stover (Gonzaga)) - March 6, 2023
- Large Network Analysis using Random Projections (Tvrtko Tadic (Microsoft, Redmond)) - February 27, 2023
- Dynamic optimization on graphons (Raghav Tripathi (UW)) - February 13, 2023
- Random Lozenge tiling at cusp and the Pearcey process (Lingfu Zhang (UC Berkeley)) - February 6, 2023
- Some math behind the Zener cards (Andrea Ottolini (UW)) - January 30, 2023
- Coming down from infinity for local-time coalescing Brownian motions (Clayton Barnes, Technion) - July 21, 2022
- Continuous phase transitions on Galton-Watson trees (Tobias Johnson, CUNY) - May 23, 2022
- Stability of Elliptic Harnack Inequality (Zhen-Qing Chen, University of Washington) - May 16, 2022
- Epidemics on Critical Random Graphs (David Clancy, University of Washington) - May 9, 2022
- Free Probability via Roots of Polynomials (Stefan Steinerberger, UW math) - May 2, 2022
- Stable Random Fields, Patterson-Sullivan measures and Extremal Cocycle Growth (Jayadev Athreya, UW) - April 25, 2022
- Probabilistic solutions to Stefan equations with supercooling (Sergey Nadtochiy, Illinois Institute of Technology ) - April 18, 2022
- On the Posterior Distribution of a Random Process Conditionedon Observing the Empirical Frequencies: the i.i.d and finite Markov chain case ( Wenqing Hu, Missouri University of Science and Technology) - April 11, 2022
- Permutations, moments, measures (Natasha Blitvic, Lancaster University) - April 4, 2022
- Mathematical modeling of colorectal cancer initiation ( Ivana Bozic, UW) - March 7, 2022
- On time-changes and profiles of trees ( Gerónimo Uribe Bravo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) - February 28, 2022
- Rates of convergence for a Gibbs sampler on the hypercube (Andrea Ottolini, UW) - February 14, 2022
- Random sorting networks and shift-invariance of the colored TASEP (Lingfu Zhang (Princeton)) - February 7, 2022
- Hierarchies, entropy, and quantitative propagation of chaos for mean field diffusions (Daniel Lacker (Columbia Univ.)) - January 31, 2022
- Gibbs’ theory and statistical physics: A third way to understand the world probabilistically? (Hong Qian, UW Applied Math) - January 24, 2022
- Persistence and root detection algorithms on growing networks (Sayan Banerjee, UNC Chapel Hill) - January 10, 2022
- Probability Seminar (Natasha Blitvic) - December 6, 2021
- The scaling limit of the characteristic polynomial of a random matrix at the spectral edge (Elliot Paquette) - November 29, 2021
- Rough Billiards (Peter Rudzis) - November 22, 2021
- Chemical distance for 2d critical percolation and random cluster model (Lily Reeves) - November 15, 2021
- Edge Statistics for Lozenge Tilings of Polygons (Jiaoyang Huang) - November 8, 2021
- Gibbsian line ensembles and beta-corners processes (Evgeni Dimitrov) - November 1, 2021
- Dimers and embeddings (Marianna Russkikh) - October 25, 2021
- One-point distribution of the geodesic in the directed last passage percolation (Zhipeng Liu) - October 11, 2021
- Many nodal domains in random regular graphs (Theo McKenzie) - October 4, 2021
- Robust Replication of Volatility and Hybrid Derivatives on Jump Diffusions (Matt Lorig, University of Washington) - May 24, 2021
- Recent progress on random field Ising model (Jian Ding, Univ of Pennsylvania) - May 17, 2021
- Random growth in 1+1 dimensions, KPZ and KP (Daniel Remenik, Universidad de Chile) - May 10, 2021
- On local limit theorems for classes of dependent random variables (Magda Peligrad, Univ of Cincinnati) - May 3, 2021
- Epidemics on critical graphs with heavy-tailed degree distribution (David Clancy, UW) - April 26, 2021
- Generalized birthday problem for April 19 (Sumit Mukherjee, Columbia Univ.) - April 19, 2021
- Abelian Sandpiles and Abelian Networks (Lionel Levine, Cornell) - April 12, 2021
- Critical first-passage percolation in two dimensions (Michael Damron, Georgia Tech) - April 5, 2021
- The Smoluchowski-Kramers approximation for SPDEs with variable damping (Sandra Cerrai, University of Maryland, College Park ) - March 8, 2021
- Counting critical points of Gaussian random functions in high dimensions (Antonio Auffinger, Northwestern University) - March 1, 2021
- The heat kernel on complete manifolds with finitely many nice ends (Laurent Saloff-Coste, Cornell University) - February 22, 2021
- Phase Analysis of a Family of Reaction-Diffusion Equations (Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah) ) - February 8, 2021
- Large deviations for lacunary trigonometric sums (Kavita Ramanan (Brown University)) - February 1, 2021
- Logarithmic Energy of Points on S^2 (Stefan Steinerberger (University of Washington) ) - January 25, 2021
- Self Organized Criticality (Christopher Hoffman (University of Washington) ) - January 11, 2021
- Random walks on graphs and hypergraphs: eigenvalues and clustering (Sinan Aksoy) - December 7, 2020
- Random matrices, numerical linear algebra and universality (Tom Trogdon, UW AMATH) - November 30, 2020
- Asymptotics of Entropy-Regularized Optimal Transport via Chaos Decomposition (Lang Liu, UW Statistics ) - November 23, 2020
- Brownian bridges on manifolds (Yang Yu, UW Math) - November 16, 2020
- Beta-matrix models and random matrix universality (Raghav Tripathi) - November 9, 2020
- The Mathematics of Granular Media (Peter Rudzis) - November 2, 2020
- On the Karlin-McGregor theorem (Shuntao Chen) - October 26, 2020
- A decomposition of Bessel bridges (Joonyong Choi) - October 19, 2020
- Quantitative concentration inequalities for empirical measures on non-compact spaces (Xiangqiang Meng) - October 12, 2020
- Aldous's Brownian excursions, critical random graphs and the multiplicative coalescent. (David Clancy, UW Math) - October 5, 2020
- CANCELED: Hardy’s inequalities: a unification and applications to isoperimetric inequalities (Jon Wellner, UW) - March 9, 2020
- Stochastic domination in determinantal point processes (Raghavendra Tripathi, UW) - March 2, 2020
- Anti-concentration in most directions (Anup Rao) - February 24, 2020
- Pinned Balls in a Gravitational Field (Shuntao Chen, UW) - February 10, 2020
- Divergence, Gibbs measures, and entropic regularizations of optimal transport (Soumik Pal, UW) - February 3, 2020
- The Nearest Unvisited Vertex Walk on Random Graphs (David Aldous) - January 27, 2020
- 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