THE THIRTY-NINTH MIDWEST PROBABILITY COLLOQUIUM


October 12-14, 2017, Northwestern University

(printable pdf version)


Thursday, October 12, 2017 (Room 105, Lunt Hall, 2033 Sheridan Road, Home of Math Department)

(Chair: Elton Hsu)

 2:15PM -- 2:45PM      Registration

 2:45PM -- 3:45PM      Shankar Bhamidi (University of North Carolina)

                            
Two Themes in Dynamical Network Models: Critical Scaling Limits and
                                     Reinforcement Processes, I
(abstract)

 3:45PM -- 4:10PM      Coffee and Refreshments

 4:10PM -- 5:10PM      Shankar Bhamidi (University of North Carolina)

                            
Two Themes in Dynamical Network Models: Critical Scaling Limits and
                                     Reinforcement Processes, II
(abstract)


Friday, October 13, 2017 (Room 107, Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Road, directly across the lawn from Lunt Hall)

(Chair: Antonio Auffinger)

 
2:50PM -- 3:25PM      Registration

 3:25PM -- 3:30PM      A Tribute to Mark Pinsky

 3:30PM -- 4:30PM      Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)

                  
          Reflected Diffusions, Stochastic Networks and Biology, I
(abstract)

 4:30PM -- 5:00PM      Coffee Break

 5:00PM -- 6:00PM      Wei-Kuo Chen (University of Minnesota)  

                  
          Energy Landscape of Mean Field Spin Glasses
(abstract)

 6:30PM -- 8:30PM      Reception in Hardin Hall (633 Clark Street, open to all participants)



Saturday, October 14, 2017 (Room 107 Swift Hall,
2029 Sheridan Road, directly across the lawn from Lunt Hall)

(Chair: Greg Lawler)

 8:30AM --  9:00AM     Continental Breakfast

 9:00AM -- 10:00AM     Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)

                  
          Reflected Diffusions, Stochastic Networks and Biology, II
(abstract)

10:00AM -- 10:30AM     Coffee Break

10:30AM -- 11:30AM     Xin Guo (University of California, Berkeley)

                             
How Much Aggregation is Too Much: Play Mean Field Game Through Several Examples (abstract)


11:30AM -- 11:50AM     Business meeting (open to all participants)


11:50AM --  1:30AM     Lunch


 1:30PM --  2:30PM     Nike Sun (University of California, Berkeley)

                  
          Phase Transitions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
(abstract)


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