Pacific Northwest Probability Seminar 2016

  • Date: 11/05/2016
  • Lionel Levine (Cornell University)
  • Noah Forman (University of Oxford / University of Washington)
  • Alexei Borodin (MIT; Birnbaum lecture)
  • Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research)
  • Tom Hutchcroft (University of British Columbia)

Microsoft Research 99/1919, Redmond, WA


The 18th 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, will be held on November 5, 2016. This year the conference is hosted at Microsoft, supported by Microsoft Research and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS).


Please see the Microsoft Research Seminar page for up to date information.


10:00 - 11:00 Coffee and muffins
11:00 - 11:40 Lionel Levine: Random walks with local memory on Z and Z^2
11:50 - 12:30 Noah Forman: Stationary diffusions on a space of interval partitions
12:30 - 1:40 Lunch (catered)
1:10 - 2:15 Probability demos and open problems (overlaps with lunch)
2:20 - 3:10 Alexei Borodin Branching graphs and Integrable Probability
3:20 - 4:00 Sébastien Bubeck Local max-cut in smoothed polynomial time
4:00 - 4:30 Tea and snacks
4:30 - 5:10 Tom Hutchcroft TBA
6:00 - no host dinner at Oh India, Crossroads Mall, Bellevue

Other Information: 

No host dinner (6:00 onwards) at Oh India, Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008.

The entrance to the restaurant is on the outside of the main mall building, on the North side, behind Barnes and Noble and opposite Sports Authority. The food is Indian buffet, with many vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. Price is $15 per person.