Conference Schedule

Wednesday, March 26
1:00-1:30 Check-In
1:30-3:00 Tutorial Lecture by Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA): Structure of near critical clusters and continuity of the phase transition for Bernoulli percolation and Ising models in dimensions 2 and 3. Abstract
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Tutorial Lecture by Vladas Sidoravicius (IMPA): Structure of near critical clusters and continuity of the phase transition for Bernoulli percolation and Ising models in dimensions 2 and 3. Abstract
5:00-6:00 Optional walk to cliff top, view of ocean

Thursday, March 27
9:00-9:20 Check-In
9:20-9:30 Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30 Neil O'Connell (University of Warwick / Trinity College Dublin): Geometric RSK, Whittaker functions and random polymers. Abstract
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Brief talks by poster presenters
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:30 Brief talks by poster presenters
4:00-6:00 Poster session
6:30-9:00 Conference dinner

Friday, March 28
9:30-10:30 Ramon van Handel (Princeton University): Conditional Ergodicity. Abstract
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Kai Lai Chung Lecture by Rodrigo Bañuelos (Purdue University): Martingale transforms, the heart of the matter. Abstract
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Open problem session
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 Panel Discussion
4:30-5:30 Possible continuation of open problem session

Saturday, March 29
9:00-10:00 Sebastien Roch (University of Wisconsin): Maximum likelihood in phylogenetics: Relating combinatorial and variational distances on trees. Abstract
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Sandra Cerrai (University of Maryland): Large deviations and exit problems for the 2D Navier-Stokes equations driven by space-time white noise. Abstract

Brief talks by poster presenters

First Session (11:00-12:30)
  1. Winfried Barta (George Washington University): Forgetting the Starting Distribution in Interacting Tempering. Abstract
  2. Douglas Rizzolo (University of Washington): A light gas particle in a gravitational field. Abstract
  3. Dejan Siraj (University of Warwick): Mirror and Synchronous Couplings of Geometric Brownian Motions. Abstract
  4. Chuan Qin (University of California, Davis): Uniqueness of Friend Cluster in a Social Network on Non-Amenable Graphs. Abstract
  5. Lucas Tcheuko (University of Maryland): Quasi-linear equations with a small diffusion term and the evolution of hierarchies of cycles. Abstract
  6. Andrey Sarantsev (University of Washington): Infinite Systems of Competing Brownian Particles. Abstract
  7. Ngoc Mai Tran (University of Texas at Austin): Zeros of random tropical polynomials, random polytopes and stick-breaking. Abstract
  8. Zhuang Hou (University of Rochester): Blow-up of Stochastic Delay Differential Equations. Abstract
  9. Michael Salins (University of Maryland): The exit time problem for second-order finite- and infinite-dimensional stochastic differential equations. Abstract
  10. Xueying Wang (Washington State University): Fast-Slow Analysis of Neural Excitability with Synaptic Noise. Abstract
  11. Lingjiong Zhu (University of Minnesota): Ruin probabilities for risk processes with non-stationary arrivals and subexponential claims. Abstract
  12. Zsolt Pajor-Gyuali (University of Maryland): Transition from Averaging to homogenization in cellular flows - an exact description. Abstract
Second Session (2:00-3:30)
  1. Xin Liu (Clemson University): Diffusion approximations for double-ended queues. Abstract
  2. Li-Cheng Tsai (Stanford University): Weakly Asymmetric Non-Simple Exclusion Process and the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Equation. Abstract
  3. Youngsoo Seol (Texas State University - San Marcos): Random Walks in a sparse random environment. Abstract
  4. Wai-Tong (Louis) Fan (University of Washington): Systems of reflected diffusions with annihilations through membranes. Abstract
  5. Shuwen Lou (University of Washington): Brownian Motion with Varying Dimension. Abstract
  6. Qiang Zeng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Subgaussian 1-cocycles on discrete groups. Abstract
  7. Jong Jun Lee (University of Maryland): Small mass asymptotics of a charged particle in a variable magnetic field. Abstract
  8. Yulei Pang (Texas Tech University): Random walks and cards shuffling. Abstract
  9. Tvrtko Tadic (University of Washington): Time and graphical properties of processes indexed by time-like graphs. Abstract
  10. Mohammadreza Aghajani (Brown University): Asymptotic Coupling of an SPDE, with Applications to Many-Server Queues. Abstract
  11. Jingyu Huang (University of Kansas): Stochastic heat equations with general multiplicative Gaussian noises: Hölder continuity and intermittency. Abstract
  12. David Lipshutz (Brown University): Periodic Oscillations in a Genetic Circuit with Delayed Negative Feedback. Abstract
  13. Subhomoy Ghosh (New York University Abu Dhabi): Colored Maximal Branching Process. Abstract
  14. Matija Vidmar (University of Warwick): Markov chain approximations to scale functions of Levy processes. Abstract

Open problem session

The following people have been scheduled to speak in the open problem session. Additional contributions are welcome.
  1. Krzysztof Burdzy (University of Washington): Concatenated Brownian paths
  2. Priscilla Greenwood (University of British Columbia): Sustained oscillations for SPDE's?
  3. Cheng Ouyang (University of Illinois at Chicago): Hitting probabilities for SDEs driven by fractional Brownian motions
  4. Ngoc Mai Tran (University of Texas, Austin): Recursive partition on $\Z^2 \cap [0,n]^2$
  5. Wai-Tong (Louis) Fan (University of Washington): An annihilating-Branching diffusion model and its self organizing structure
  6. Hyunchul Park (The College of William and Mary): Harmonic measure for subordinate Brownian motions with Gaussian component in $C^{1,1}$ open sets
  7. Bijan Zangeneh (Sharif University of Technology): An Ito Type Inequality and its application