38th Midwest Probability Colloquium

October 13-15, 2016

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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General Information Travel Accommodations
Financial Support Conference Abstracts Past MPC Research Speakers
Conference Schedule Other Useful Information Past MPC Tutorial Speakers
Online Registration Women in Probability  Mailing List



General Information

The 38th Midwest Probability Colloquium will be held at Northwestern University
on October 13-15, 2016.  

  Tutorial Program (October 13)


      Roman Vershynin (University of Michigan) (Two talks)
                Concentration of Random Matrices and Applications (abstract) (Lecture Notes Chapters 8 & 9) 


  Research Program (October 14-15)

      Scott Sheffield (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Two talks)
               
Universal Randomness in 2D (abstract)

      Alan Hammond (University of California, Berkeley)
                Brownian Regularity for the Airy Line Ensemble
(abstract) (slides)

      Miranda Holmes-Cerfon (New York University)
               
Stochastic Processes with Constraints as Models in Materials Science (abstract) (slides)

      Andrea Montanari (Stanford University)
               
Semidefinite Programs on Sparse Random Graphs (abstract) (slides)      
 

  Organizers

       Scientific Committee  
           Wei-Kuo Chen (University of Minnesota)
           David  Herzog (Iowa State Univeristy)
           Jun Yin (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

       Local Organizers 
           Antonio Auffinger (Northwestern University)
           Elton Hsu (Northwestern University)
           Greg Lawler (University of Chicago)
           Tai Melcher (University of Virginia)
          
  Sponsors
	National Science Foundation

	Northwestern University



Women in Probability

Women in Probability (http://womeninprobability.org) is an organization for women active
in probability research. Our primary purpose is to provide networking and mentoring
opportunities for early career women, and our activities are funded by the NSF.


Women in Probability will host a brunch at the Midwest Probability Colloquium on Friday,
October 14 at 11am
at the local restaurant Le Peep (827 Church Street, Evanston). This
brunch is free to any early career women participants. Anyone interested in attending
should please email Tai Melcher (melcher@virginia.edu).


 
Travel
Please visit Northwestern University Travel Guide for general travel information.
Taxi services:

Norshore Cab 1-847-864-7500
303 Taxi 1-800-CALL-303
American Taxi 1-847-272-8000
Call these numbers at the arrival level after you have picked up your checked-in baggage.
Do not take City of Chicago taxis.


Accommodations

We recommend the following local hotels to the participants of the conference.

THE DEMAND FOR LOCAL ACCOMMODATION IS VERY HIGH IN GENERAL DURING THE TIME OF THE CONFERENCE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THE PARTICIPANTS TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, PREFERABLY
AS SOON AS YOU SEE THIS MESSAGE.

 
 a. The Homestead Residence 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60208  (
847-475-3300)
 b. Best Western University Plaza 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-4416 (847-491-6400)
 c. Rodeway Inn 9333 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077 (847-679-4200 )
 d. The Margarita European Inn 1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847-869-2273)
 e. The Hilton Orrington at Evanston 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847-455-8667)
 f. North Shore Doubletree 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie,  IL 60077 (847-679-7000)
 g. Hiton Garden Inn Evanston 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847-475-6400)
Please also consider local Airbnb opportunites.

Participants who receive financial support from the conference should pay their hotel bills 
and submit the receipts for hotel and other expenses together with the Visitor's Expense Report
within 30 days after the close of the conference for reimbursement up to the amount of the 
promised financial support. 


Financial Support   

We have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to provide financial assistance
to graduate students, younger investigators, and researchers without alternative sources of
financial support for attending the conference. Typically we can supplement travel and lodging
expenses in the $250-$500 range per participant, depending on priority, need, and number of
requests for financial assistance.

All requests for financial assistance should be sent by email to the local conference organizer
Elton Hsu on or before September 20, 2016. In order to receive financial support you must register
online and indicate on the registration form that you would like to receive financial support.
Other factors being equal, the funds will be distributed according to the chronological order
in which the requests are received. Please note that in accordance with NSF regulations only
flights on US flag air carriers will be reimbursed.

If you are a current graduate student, you need to confirm you status by asking your academic
adviser to send a brief letter of reference by email to the local organizer Elton Hsu

For reimbursement, submit your valid receipts and the Visitor's Expense Report by email or
regular mail within 30 days after the close of the conference to: Reimbursement Processing,
Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2033 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.



Other Useful Information

     Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University
    Northwestern University
    City of Chicago

 

Mailing List
 
 
If you want to be on the e-mailing list of the annual Midwest Probability Colloquium at Northwestern
University, please send a message to the MPC e-mailing list coordinator.




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