DAAD Spring School on Combinatorial Stochastic Processes

Time:08:30:07/03/2016 to  16:30:18/03/2016

Venue/Location: C2-714, VIASM

Purpose: Combinatorial stochastic processes studies random permutations and partitions of a large population, and the reverse process, the merging of smaller units into progressively larger communities, called coalescent. These processes are abundant in nature. Since the publication of the major text ‚ÄúCombinatorial Stochastic Processes‚ÄĚ by Jim Pitman in 2002, the field has had major advancement. This spring school takes participants from basic notions in the field through to some major theorems, applications, and open problems. This two-week spring school consists of 17 lectures and 7 discussions sessions. It introduces graduate students and researchers in related fields to the major tools, open problems and applications of combinatorial stochastic processes. The discussions are for lecturers and participants to mingle, exchange ideas, and work on open questions. The workshop is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The number of participants is limited.

Content:

Organizers: Ngoc Tran and Carina Geldhauser

Lecturers:

  • Prof. Dr. Kersting, Götz, Goethe University, Germany
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Neeman, Joseph, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Rizzolo, Douglas, University of Delaware, USA
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Tran, Ngoc, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Winter, Anita, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Tutorial sessions led by

  • Dipl.Math Geldhauser, Carina, University of Bonn, Germany

Content:

Combinatorial stochastic processes studies random permutations and partitions of a large population, and the reverse process, the merging of smaller units into progressively larger communities, called coalescent. These processes are abundant in nature. Since the publication of the major text “Combinatorial Stochastic Processes” by Jim Pitman in 2002, the field has had major advancement. This spring school takes participants from basic notions in the field through to some major theorems, applications, and open problems.

This two-week spring school consists of 17 lectures and 7 discussions sessions. It introduces graduate students and researchers in related fields to the major tools, open problems and applications of combinatorial stochastic processes. The discussions are for lecturers and participants to mingle, exchange ideas, and work on open questions.

Language: English.

The workshop is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The number of participants is limited.

Application deadline:

If you are an international student who require a visa to enter Vietnam, you are strongly encouraged to apply by January 15th, 2016.
If you are applying for travel fundings, you need to apply by February 15, 2016.
All other applicants need to apply by February 29, 2016.

Topics Covered

Random trees, lambda coalescents, population genetics, random graphs, and random partitions

List of Speakers

• Prof. Dr. Kersting, Götz, Goethe University, Germany

• Asst. Prof. Dr. Neeman, Joseph, University of Bonn, Germany

• Asst. Prof. Dr. Rizzolo, Douglas, University of Delaware, USA

• Asst. Prof. Dr. Tran, Ngoc, University of Bonn, Germany

• Prof. Dr. Winter, Anita, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Tutorial sessions led by:

Dipl.Math Geldhauser, Carina, University of Bonn, Germany

Limited travel funds available.