October 13, 2012

Northwest Probability Seminar 2012

Location: 99/1919



This is a recap of the 14th Northwest Probability Seminar, a one-day mini-conference organized by the University of Washington, the Oregon State University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Oregon, and the Theory Group at Microsoft Research. The conference was hosted at Microsoft.

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Supported by Microsoft Research and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (opens in new tab) (PIMS).

The Birnbaum (opens in new tab) Lecture in Probability was given by Jeff Steif (opens in new tab) (Chalmers University of Technology). [Past Birnbaum speakers (opens in new tab)]

Geoffrey Grimmett (Cambridge), Asaf Nachmias (UBC), Douglas Rizzolo (UW), and Son Luu Nguyen (OSU) also spoke.


9:45 – 11:15 Coffee and muffins
11:15 – 11:55 Asaf Nachmias (opens in new tab)
12:00 – 12:40 Douglas Rizzolo (opens in new tab)
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch (catered)
1:45 – 2:15 Probability demos
2:20 – 3:15 Birnbaum lecture  —  Jeff Steif, expository lecture on noise sensitivity (opens in new tab)
3:25 – 4:05 Son Luu Nguyen (opens in new tab)
4:10 – 4:35 Tea and snacks
4:35 – 5:15 Geoffrey Grimmett (opens in new tab)
6:00 – Dinner (no-host, at Haiku sushi & seafood buffet (opens in new tab), downtown Redmond)