October 25, 2014

Northwest Probability Seminar 2014

Location: Microsoft Research 99/1919



This is a recap of the 16th 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. In 2014, the conference was hosted at Microsoft, supported by Microsoft Research and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).

The Birnbaum Lecture in Probability was given by Srinivasa Varadhan (New York University). [Past Birnbaum speakers]  Other speakers were Ioana Dumitriu (University of Washington), Alexander Holroyd (Microsoft Research), Tim Hulshof (University of British Columbia), and Benjamin Young (University of Oregon).



9:00 – 11:15 Coffee and muffins
11:15 – 11:50 Alexander Holroyd
12:00 – 12:35 Tim Hulshof
12:40 – 1:40 Lunch (catered)
1:40 – 2:15 Probability demos and open problems
2:20 – 3:15 Srinivasa Varadhan (Birnbaum lecture)
3:25 – 4:00 Benjamin Young
4:05 – 4:35 Tea and snacks
4:35 – 5:10 Ioana Dumitriu
6:00 – Dinner (no-host, at Haiku sushi & seafood buffet, downtown Redmond)