Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) 2014
University of California at San Diego (UCSD), March 26-29
The Seminar on Stochastic Processes will be held at the University of California at San Diego on March 26-29, 2014. The invited speakers will be Rodrigo Bañuelos (Kai Lai Chung Lecturer), Sandra Cerrai, Neil O'Connell, Sebastien Roch, and Ramon van Handel. Vladas Sidoravicius will give tutorial lectures in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, the day before the main SSP program begins. The program will also include a poster session on Thursday afternoon, before which the poster presenters will give very brief talks. There will also be an open problem session on Friday afternoon. The conference will end by noon on Saturday.
Here is a link to the conference schedule. The exact location of the talks has been emailed to registered participants.
The Scientific Program for the Seminar on Stochastic Processes will consist of the following activities:
Tutorial Lectures: Vladas Sidoravicius will give two 90-minute tutorial lectures on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26. These lectures will be aimed primarily at new researchers, but all SSP participants are encouraged to attend.
Invited Lectures: There will be five one-hour invited lectures. One will be given on Thursday morning, two will be given on Friday morning, and two on Saturday morning. One of these invited lectures will be the Kai Lai Chung lecture. This lecture was established in 2011 to honor Kai Lai Chung, one of the founders of the Seminar on Stochastic Processes.
Poster Session: There will be a poster session late Thursday afternoon. On Thursday morning and early Thursday afternoon, poster presenters will have the opportunity to give brief talks of no more than five minutes in length, using a computer, which will serve as an advertisement for their posters. Click here for more detailed instructions. (The deadline for applying to present a poster was February 7.)
Open Problem Session: On Friday afternoon, there will be an open problem session. Participants will be given the opportunity to give short talks at which they will present open problems. Although there will likely be an opportunity for participants to volunteer during the conference to speak in the open problem session, participants interested in speaking are strongly encouraged to sign up when they register. Only the blackboard will be available for these presentations. Speakers will be given 12 minutes, followed by a 3-minute period for questions.
Panel Discussion: On Friday afternoon, there will be a panel discussion. The panel discussion will be aimed primarily at new researchers, but all SSP participants are encouraged to attend.
Residence Inn: This is the recommended hotel for the conference and is about a 15-minute walk from the conference location. A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $129 plus tax. Conference
participants are encouraged to reserve their rooms as soon as possible, and definitely before February 25, 2014. To reserve your room, you may call
1-800-228-9290 and mention that you are part of the "Seminar on Stochastic Processes" group, or make your reservation electronically by clicking here. Check-in time at the hotel is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 12:00 PM.
The hotel offers complimentary internet access and complimentary breakfast.
Sheraton La Jolla: This hotel is about a 20-minute walk from the conference location. To make a reservation at the UCSD rate of $159 per night, call 1-858-453-5500 and ask for the UCSD rate.
Del Mar Inn: This is the cheapest hotel near campus. The UCSD rate is $99 per night. You can make a reservation by calling 1-800-451-4515 and asking for the UCSD rate. A shuttle from the hotel to campus is available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings (you should reserve the shuttle at the desk the night before)
but getting to campus on Friday and Saturday mornings and returning to the hotel in the evenings requires a 30-minute bus ride on Bus 101.
Here is a link to a web site which lists some other hotels in the area.
You can register for the Seminar on Stochastic Processes by filling out the form here.
There is no registration fee, but all participants are expected to register.
The conference is not open to the general public.
Driving/Parking Directions and Campus Map
Here is a link to a map of the UCSD campus.
Here is a link to instructions for parking on campus.
One option for getting from the airport to your hotel is to take the Cloud 9 Shuttle. Taxis are also available at the airport.
To get a taxi from UCSD to the airport, call 619-234-6161 (Yellow Cab).
A conference banquet will take place on Thursday, March 27, at the UCSD Faculty Club. The cost of the dinner will be $55. Information about how to pay for the dinner will be sent to registered participants. The last day to pay for the dinner is March 23.
We have received funds from the National Science Foundation to support some participants who wish to attend the conference. Priority will be given to new researchers as well as women and others from underrepresented groups. (The deadline for applying for funding was February 7.)
Partial support from the Charles Lee Powell foundation and from the Chung family is also gratefully acknowledged.
This meeting is co-sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
The local organizers for the conference are Patrick Fitzsimmons, Amber Puha, Jason Schweinsberg, and Ruth Williams.
If you have any questions about the conference, please direct them, by email, to Jason Schweinsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.