Probability and Statistics Seminar

Calendar 2011-12

Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 in KAP 414


SPRING 2012 

1/13/12  Tonci Antunovic, UC-Berkeley, "Competing first passage percolation on random regular graphs"

1/20  No seminar this week

1/27  Joscha Diehl, TU-Berlin, "Rough path theory"

2/3  Fengzhu Sun, USC, "Alignment-free genome and metagenome comparison using k-tuples"

2/10  Larry Goldstein, USC, "Concentration of measure by size bias couplings"

2/17  Philip Protter, Columbia University, "Can one detect a bubble in real time?"

2/24  Sergey Lototsky, USC, "Parameter estimation in second-order continuous time linear autoregressions"

3/2  Sebastien Roch, UCLA, "Relating Combinatorial and Variational Distances on Trees"

3/9  Moritz Biskamp, UC-Irvine, "Asymptotic support theorem for planar isotropic Brownian flows"

3/16  SPRING BREAK

3/23  No seminar

3/30  Jelena Bradic, UC-San Diego, "Regularization for Cox's proportional hazards model with NP-dimensionality"

4/6  Vlad Vysotsky, Arizona State U., "Positivity of random sequences"

4/13  Wenjie Guo, Fudan Univ. and USC, and Jia Zhuo, USC, "Probabilistic Numerical Methods for Fully Nonlinear PDE's"

4/20  Rahul Jain, USC, "To queue or not to queue:  Strategic behavior in queueing systems"

4/27  Jason Fulman, USC, "Analysis of casino shelf-shuffling machines"


FALL 2011

9/9/11  Jianfeng Zhang, USC, "On Viscosity Solutions of Path Dependent PDEs"

9/16/11 
No seminar

9/23/11  Dilap Madan, U. of Maryland,
"Capital minimization as a hedging criterion"

9/30  Osonde Osoba, EE-Systems, USC,
"Bayesian Inference with Adaptive Fuzzy Priors and Likelihoods"

10/7  (joint with Math Finance Colloq.) Alain Bensoussan, U. of Texas at Dallas and Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ.,
"Comparison Between Martingale Methods and Dynamic Programming"

10/14  Sergei Zuyev, Chalmers Univ.,
"Stability for random measures, point processes and discrete semigroups"

10/21  Georgios Fellouris, USC,
"Parameter estimation under communication constraints"

10/28 Alexander Vandenberg-Rodes, UC-Irvine, "
Current flow and negative dependence in the symmetric exclusion process" 

11/4  (joint with Math Finance Colloq.) Rich Sowers, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

11/11 Mike Cranston, UC-Irvine

11/18  (joint with Math Finance Colloq.) George Yin, Wayne State U.

11/25  THANKSGIVING

12/2  Stephen DeSalvo, USC


12/3 (Saturday)  Southern California Probability Symposium, at USC:
                 Tom Alberts, Cal Tech
                 Jinqiao Duan, IPAM and Illinois Institute of Technology
                 Tomoyuki Ichiba, UC Santa Barbara
                 Allan Sly, UC Berkeley
                 Konstantin Zuev, USC