Southeast Applied Analysis Center and Center for Applied Probability Georgia Tech
We are holding our third annual meeting of probabilists in the Southeast. The plenary speakers this year will be Peter Glynn and S.R. Varadhan and each will be giving two talks. Professor Glynn is planning to speak about " Parameter Estimation for Stochastic Systems " and Professor Varadhan will speak on "Hydrodynamic Scaling and Related Problems of Large Deviations." The conference will be loosely structured, with opportunities for contributed talks and an open problem session. The main objective is to make/renew contacts and exchange ideas. Program ************************************************ Friday April 3 9:30 Continental Breakfast 10:00-11:00 Professor Varadhan, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Hydrodynamic Scaling and Related Problems of Large Deviations I 11:00-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-11:45 Professor Daley, Australian National University A Poisson Germ-grain Growth Model with Non-overlapping Grains 11:45-2:00 Lunch 2:00-3:00 Professor Glynn, Stanford University Parameter Estimation for Stochastic Systems I 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-3:45 Professor Helmes, University of Kentucky A Linear Mini-Max Estimator for the Case of a Quartic Loss Function ( C.Srinivasan, coauthor) 3:45-4:15 Elena Kosygina, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences The Behavior of Relative Entropy in the Hydrodynamic Scaling Limit 4:15-4:45 Professor Sonin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 0-1 Laws for Nonhomogeneous Markov Chains and Markov Decision Processes 5:30-7:30 Buffet Saturday April 4 9:30 Continental Breakfast 10:00-11:00 Professor Varadhan, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Hydrodynamic Scaling and Related Problems of Large Deviations II 11:00-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-11:45 Professor Zhang, University of Georgia Continuous-time Markov Chains with Weak and Strong Interactions and Applications in Hybrid LQG Problems ( Q. Zhang and G. Yin, coauthors) 11:45-2:00 Lunch 2:00-3:00 Professor Glynn, Stanford University Parameter Estimation for Stochastic Systems II 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-3:45 Professor Latala, Georgia Tech and Warsaw University Strong Laws of Large Numbers for U-statistics ( Joel Zinn, coauthor) ************************************************ REGISTRATION: If you are planning to attend and have not done so already, please contact Lorraine Shaw. Lorraine can be reached at: (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org (fax) (404) 894-2301. If you plan to attend please send information in the following format: Name - Robert D. Foley Affiliation - Georgia Tech Address Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 30332 Phone 404-894-2309 Eaddr email@example.com If you wish to give a paper please include the following type of information: Title - Conditions for finite moments of waiting times in G/G/1 queues Coauthor(s) - Daryl J. Daley, Tomasz Rolski Abstract - We find conditions for moments to be finite in a G/G/1 queue. LODGING: You can make your own hotel arrangements with one of the many hotels in town. Some hotels close by Tech's campus are: Holiday Inn Express, (404) 881-0881 ($79/per night for single or double), Days Inn, 683 Peachtree St., NE, (404) 874-9200, ($55/single) Renaissance Hotel, W. Peachtree St., (404) 881-6000, ( $99/single), Marriott Courtyard, 1132 Techwood Dr., (404) 607-1112, ($80 weekday and $55 weekend), Regency Suites, 975 West Peachtree St., (404)876-5003,( $85 single/double). LOCATION: The conference will be in the Manufacturing Research Center, 813 Ferst Drive on the Georgia Tech Campus in Atlanta, Ga. MAP: http://www.gatech.edu/alumni/map.html. The conference is in the Manufacturing Research Center (#126 on the map) which is the rectangular building directly north of the Groseclose building (the Instructional Center), #56 on the map . DIRECTIONS: By MARTA: Take the North-South Marta train ($1.50) to the North Avenue exit. The station is on the northeast corner of West Peachtree and North Ave. Walk west along North Ave. past the Varsity and over the expressway. After the football stadium take the steps up and enter the campus. Walk diagonally across the campus and ask some students where to find the Manufacturing Research Center. By CAR: If you are entering Atlanta from I-20 or while travelling north on I-75 or I-85: I-75 and I-85 merge in Atlanta to form I-75/85. (If you are on I-20, go north on I-75/85 in the center of Atlanta.) Exit the expressway at Exit 100 which is the Spring St. and West Peachtree St. exit. Turn left at the second light onto West Peachtree St. Turn left at the first light onto North Ave . Travel west on North Avenue and follow the signs to the "Center for the Arts". These signs will ask you to turn right onto Tech Parkway which is the second traffic light along the GT campus, then turn right at the first light, and then you are forced to turn either right or left onto Ferst Drive. Now go to the parking directions section. By car, entering Atlanta while travelling south on I-75 or I-85: I-75 and I-85 merge in Atlanta to form I-75/85. Exit the expressway at Exit 100 which is the North Ave. exit. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto North Ave.. Travel west on North Avenue and follow the signs to the "Center for the Arts." These signs will ask you to turn right onto Tech Parkway which is the second traffic light along the GT campus, then turn right at the first light, and then you are forced to turn either right or left onto Ferst Drive. Now go to the parking directions section below. PARKING DIRECTIONS: Turn right onto Ferst Street, then turn left into the student center driveway which is the second driveway on your left. I think there is a fee of $4. Walk north past the Instructional Center to the Manufacturing Research Center. SUBSCRIPTION: If you are interested in applied probability and would like to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) the CAP mailing list, please send an e-letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line containing "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" (without quotes, of course). Future information about the conference will be broadcast to the CAP mailing list. Please tell your colleagues about both the CAP mailing list and the Southeastern Probability Days in case they are not yet on the CAP mailing list. Information can be found on the web at http://www.math.gatech.edu/ by following the Center for Applied Probability link.