Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

400 Lind Hall

207 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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Events:

PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; PUB4.22.15: The Living Art of Mathematics; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; SW4.20-22.15: Careers and Opportunities in Industry for Mathematical Scientists; W4.13-17.15: Information Theory and Concentration Phenomena; W4.27-5.1.15: Analytic Tools in Probability and Applications; C4.3-5.15: Wham Reunion: Fast Solvers for Kinetic Equations; IPS4.10.15: Building a Greener Future for Energy Consumption - Raya Horesh, IBM Research; PI/IAB4.19.15: PI/IAB Annual Meeting;

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Gennadiy Chystyakov, Universität Bielefeld
Limit Theorems in Free Probability Theory

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Liran Rotem, Tel Aviv University
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Algebraic Structures on the Family of Convex Sets

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Tobias Johnson, University of Washington
The Frog Model on Trees

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, April 9, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California
Stein Couplings, Log Concavity and Concentration of Measure

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Friday, April 10, 2015


Monday, April 13, 2015

8:00am-8:45am Coffee and Registration

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
8:45am-9:00am Welcome and Introduction

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:00am-9:50am Andrew R. Barron, Yale University
Information and Statistics

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:50am-10:20am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
10:20am-11:10am Elchanan Mossel, University of California, Berkeley
Correlation Distillation

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:10am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
11:30am-12:20pm Victoria Kostina, California Institute of Technology
Fixed- and Variable-Length Data Compression at Finite Blocklength

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W4.13-17.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Andrea Montanari, Stanford University
The Norm of Some Non-Standard Random Matrices

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
2:50pm-3:10pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
3:10pm-4:00pm Oliver Johnson, University of Bristol
Entropy and Thinning of Discrete Random Variables

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
9:00am-9:50am Rafal Latala, University of Warsaw
Weak and Strong Moments of l_r-norms of Log-concave Vectors

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:50am-10:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
10:30am-11:20am Katalin Marton Dr, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities in Discrete Product Spaces: A Proof by a Transportation Cost Distance

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:20am-11:30am Group Photo

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch

W4.13-17.15
1:30pm-2:20pm Holger Werner Kösters, Universität Bielefeld
The Entropic Erdős-Kac Limit Theorem

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
2:20pm-2:50pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
2:50pm-3:40pm Larry Goldstein, University of Southern California
Gaussian Phase Transitions and Conic Intrinsic Volumes: Steining the Steiner formula

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
3:40pm-4:00pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
4:00pm-6:00pm Poster Session and Reception

Lind Hall 400 W4.13-17.15
Shuyang Bai, Boston University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Umut Caglar, Case Western Reserve University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Varun Jog, University of California, Berkeley:
  Poster Session and Reception
Galyna V Livshyts, Kent State University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Galyna V Livshyts, Kent State University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Anna Lytova, University of Alberta:
  Poster Session and Reception
Arnaud Marsiglietti, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities:
  Poster Session and Reception
Gary Nan Tie, The Travelers Companies, Inc. :
  Poster Session and Reception
Ju Sun, Columbia University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Jae Oh Woo, Yale University:
  Poster Session and Reception

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
9:00am-9:50am Bo'az Klartag, Tel Aviv University
Eigenvalue Distribution of Optimal Transportation

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:50am-10:20am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
10:20am-11:10am Elizabeth Meckes, Case Western Reserve University
Concentration of Spectral Measures of Random Matrices

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:10am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
11:30am-12:20pm Grigorios Paouris, Texas A & M University
Bounding Marginal Densities via Affine Isoperimetry

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W4.13-17.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Characterization of cutoff for reversible Markov chains

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
2:50pm-3:10pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
3:10pm-4:00pm Emanuel Indrei, Carnegie-Mellon University
Stability Estimates for the log-Sobolev Inequality

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15

Thursday, April 16, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
9:00am-9:50am Emanuel Milman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Curvature-Dimension Condition for Non-Conventional Dimensions

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:50am-10:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
10:30am-11:20am Ronen Eldan, University of Washington
On Talagrand's Convolution Conjecture in Gaussian Space

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:20am-1:30pm Lunch

W4.13-17.15
1:30pm-2:20pm Van H. Vu, Yale University
Random Matrices and Concentration

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
2:20pm-2:50pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
2:50pm-3:40pm Maxim Raginsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contraction Estimates for Markov Kernels via Information-Transportation Inequalities

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
3:40pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15

Friday, April 17, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
9:00am-9:50am Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira, Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA)
The Lower Tail of Random Quadratic Forms, via the PAC Bayesian Method

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
9:50am-10:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.13-17.15
10:15am-11:05am Ramon van Handel, Princeton University
How Large is the Norm of a Random Matrix?

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15
11:05am-12:00pm Disucssion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.13-17.15

Monday, April 20, 2015

8:00am-8:45am Registration and Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
8:45am-9:00am Welcome

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
9:00am-9:15am Introduction

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
9:15am-9:30am Carlos Fabian Tolmasky, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The State of the Profession - AMS Numbers

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
9:45am-10:00am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
10:00am-11:00am Tuhin Sahai, United Technologies Corporation; Sumanth Swaminathan, W. L. Gore & Associates
2 Case Studies

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
11:00am-11:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
11:15am-12:15pm Christopher Bemis, Whitebox Advisors; Joseph Kenney, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Panel: Working in Industry

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch

SW4.20-22.15
2:00pm-2:45pm Paul Zorn, St. Olaf College
The INGenIOus Project

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
2:45pm-3:00pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
3:00pm-5:00pm Breakout Sessions

SW4.20-22.15
Nitsan Ben-Gal, 3M; Jesse Berwald, Target Corporation; Jose Orozco Rodriguez, Vision-Ease Lens:
  Breakout Sessions
Aloysius Helminck, North Carolina State University; Rachel Levy, Harvey Mudd College; Daniel Spirn, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Burt S. Tilley, Worcester Polytechnic Institute:
  Breakout Sessions
5:00pm-7:00pm Reception and Networking

Lind Hall 400 SW4.20-22.15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
9:00am-10:00am Jeremy S. Brandman, ExxonMobil; Mckay Hyde, Goldman, Sachs & Co. oHG
2 Case Studies

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
10:00am-10:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
10:15am-11:15am Viktoria A. Averina, Boston Scientific; Marina V. Brockway, VivaQuant; James Colliander, University of Toronto; Genetha Anne Gray, Intel Corporation
Panel: Emerging Directions/Entrepreneurship

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
11:00am-12:00pm Boguslaw Zegarlinski, Imperial College London
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Smoothing and Ergodicity of Markov Semigroups in Infinite Dimensions

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
11:15am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
11:30am-12:30pm Viktoria A. Averina, Boston Scientific; Jeff Sachs, Merck & Co., Inc.
2 Case Studies

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
12:30pm-12:45pm Group Photo

SW4.20-22.15
12:45pm-2:00pm Lunch with boxed lunches provided by Common Roots

Lind Hall 400 SW4.20-22.15
2:00pm-3:00pm Galyna V Livshyts, Kent State University
On the Perimeter of a Convex Set

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15
2:00pm-3:00pm Patrick Quillen, The MathWorks, Inc.; Jeff Sachs, Merck & Co., Inc.; Lalitha Venkataramanan, Schlumberger-Doll Research
Panel: Working in Industry II

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
3:00pm-3:30pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
3:30pm-4:30pm Kristin Brewer, Boeing Commercial Airplane Company; John R. Hoffman, CyberOptics
2 Case Studies

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
9:00am-10:00am Douglas Huntley, 3M; Whitney Moore, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Industry Job Search: From Resumes to Offer Negotiation

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
10:00am-10:15am Resume Group Work

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
10:15am-10:30am Resume Group Work Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
10:30am-11:00am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 SW4.20-22.15
11:00am-11:15am Interview Practice

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
11:15am-11:45am Interview Practice Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
11:45am-12:00pm Closing Remarks

Keller Hall 3-180 SW4.20-22.15
7:00pm-8:00pm Cedric Villani, Université Claude-Bernard (Lyon I)
The Living Art of Mathematics

Phillips-Wangensteen 2-470 PUB4.22.15

Thursday, April 23, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Joseph Lehec, Université de Paris IX (Paris-Dauphine)
Borell's Formula for a Riemannian Manifold

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Monday, April 27, 2015

8:30am-9:15am Coffee and Registration

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
9:15am-9:30am Welcome and Introduction

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
9:30am-10:20am Dominique Bakry, Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier)
Hypergroups and the Markov Sequence Problem

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
10:20am-10:50am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
10:50am-11:40am Andrea Colesanti, Università di Firenze
On Log-Concave Functions

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
11:40am-2:00pm Lunch

W4.27-5.1.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Elisabeth Werner, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Entropy Inequalities for Log Concave Functions

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
2:50pm-3:10pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
3:10pm-4:00pm Alexander Koldobsky, University of Missouri
Slicing Inequalities for Measures of Convex Bodies

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
9:00am-9:50am Robert McCann, University of Toronto
Academic Wages, Singularities, Phase Transitions, and Pyramid Schemes

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
9:50am-10:20am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
10:20am-11:10am Wilfrid Gangbo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Metric Viscosity Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations Depending on Local Slopes

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
11:10am-11:15am Group Photo

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
11:15am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
11:30am-12:20pm Giovanni Peccati, University of Luxembourg
New Functional Inequalities via Stein's Method

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W4.27-5.1.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Magda Peligrad, University of Cincinnati
On the Empirical Spectral Distribution of Symmetric Matrices with Dependent Entries

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
2:50pm-3:20pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
3:20pm-4:10pm Steve Heilman, University of California, Los Angeles
Strong Contraction and Influences in Tail Spaces.

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
4:10pm-4:30pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
4:30pm-6:00pm Poster Session and Reception

Lind Hall 400 W4.27-5.1.15
Raphael Bouyrie, Université de Toulouse III (Paul Sabatier):
  Poster Session and Reception
Qi Feng, Purdue University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Ivan Gentil, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1:
  Poster Session and Reception
Jingyu Huang, University of Kansas:
  Poster Session and Reception
Galyna V Livshyts, Kent State University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Galyna V Livshyts, Kent State University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Arnaud Marsiglietti, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities:
  Poster Session and Reception
Peter Pivovarov, University of Missouri:
  Poster Session and Reception
Emmanuel Rio, Université Versailles/Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines:
  Poster Session and Reception

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
9:00am-9:50am Alexander Tikhomirov, Russian Academy of Sciences
On Optimal Bounds for the Rate of Convergence to the Semicircular Law

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
9:50am-10:20am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
10:20am-11:10am Jun Yin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Comparison Method in Random Matrix Theory

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
11:10am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
11:30am-12:20pm Paul Bourgade, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
From the Mesoscopic to Microscopic Scale in Random Matrix Theory

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W4.27-5.1.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Brian Rider, Temple University
Spiked Random Matrix Edge Laws

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
2:50pm-3:10pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
3:10pm-4:00pm Partha Sarathi Dey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A comparison inequality for positively associated random variables

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15

Thursday, April 30, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
9:00am-9:50am Maria Gordina, University of Connecticut
Functional Inequalities for Degenerate and Infinite-dimensional Diffusions

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
9:50am-10:20am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
10:20am-11:10am Paul-Marie Samson, Université Paris-Est
Kantorovich Duality for General Costs and its Applications to Concentration

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
11:10am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
11:30am-12:20pm Ivan Nourdin, University of Luxembourg
Steining the Steiner Formula

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W4.27-5.1.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Fedor Nazarov, Kent State University
Nodal Sets of Gaussian Smooth Functions: One Result and a Few Open Questions

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
2:50pm-3:10pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W4.27-5.1.15
3:10pm-4:00pm Mikhail Lifshits, St. Petersburg State University
Bifractional Brownian Motion: Existence and Border Cases

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15
4:00pm-5:00pm Discussion

Keller Hall 3-180 W4.27-5.1.15

Legend:

PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; PUB4.22.15: The Living Art of Mathematics; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; SW4.20-22.15: Careers and Opportunities in Industry for Mathematical Scientists; W4.13-17.15: Information Theory and Concentration Phenomena; W4.27-5.1.15: Analytic Tools in Probability and Applications;

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