Probability and Statistics Seminar

Spring 2021        Previous semesters

The seminars will be held online using Zoom.  The Zoom address will be emailed to those who are interested.

Meeting Times:  Wednesdays  4pm- 5pm.

Please contact Zhipeng Liu or Joonha Park for arrangements.

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Feb 10

Raul Bolanos (University of Kansas)

Feb 24 (2pm)

Suzie Brown (University of Warwick)

Asymptotic Genealogies of Sequential Monte Carlo Algorithms

Mar 3

Yier Lin (Columbia University)

Lyapunov exponents of the SHE for general initial data

Mar 10

Duncan Dauvergne (Princeton University)

The directed landscape

Mar 17

Guangqu Zheng (University of Kansas)

A discrete second-order Gaussian Poincaré inequality with applications

Mar 24 (2pm)

Richard Kraaij (Delft University of Technology)

Large deviations for coupled slow-fast systems via the comparison principle of an associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation

Apr 7 (5pm)

Jeremy Heng (ESSEC Business School)

Statistical inference for agent-based SIS and SIR models

Apr 14

Hao Shen (University of Wisconsin-Madison )

Stochastic Ricci flow

Apr 21 (2pm)

Zhenyu Zhang (University of California, Los Angeles)

Reversible Hamiltonian zigzag sampler outperforms its non-reversible competitors to learn correlation among mixed-type biological traits

Apr 28

Pierre Nyquist ( KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Continuum limit of a hard-sphere particle system by large deviations


Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.