Tuesday May 22 - Thursday May 24
This meeting will bring together probabilists from across the UK and is supported by the London Mathematical Society (LMS), the Bank of England, the Bernoulli society and the department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University. It will be of particular interest to those working in the following areas: Random permutations, Random Matrices and Quantum Symmetries, and Statistical Learning Theory. Each of these topics will have one day of the meeting devoted to it, with talks from three main speakers in the afternoon. Also we have some slots for short talks by PhD students and a poster session.
Modern Applications of Random Permutations
Random permutations are classical topic in probability theory but is still a very yet active area of research today. On this day we will focus on the connection of spatial random permutations to statistical mechanics, especially to the Feynman-Kac representation of the dilute Bose gas and Bose-Einstein condensation, but also the convergence of random lattice permutations to the Schramm–Loewner evolution (SLE).
Random Matrices and Quantum Symmetries
These are areas of modern probability theory where the algebraic underpinnings of the theory give rise to new mathematical tools and probabilistic ideas. On this day, we will discuss recent progress in non-commutative probability and bring the audience more familiar with the classical probability up to speed on some of the essential ideas of this rapidly developing area.
Applications of Probability in Statistical Learning Theory
This research area lies at the intersection of probability theory, statistics and computer science. The focus of this day will be on theoretical foundations of learning theory, where the objective is to construct efficient automatic inference and decision-making algorithms with theoretical guarantees that require little to no human supervision to function as desired.
- Volker Betz (University of Darmstadt, Germany)
- Leonid Bogachev (University of Leeds, UK)
- Catherine Donati-Martin (Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles, France)
- Alain Durmus (ENS Paris-Saclay, France)
- Jennie Hansen (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
- Claus Koestler (School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC, Ireland)
- Tor Lattimore (DeepMind, London, UK)
- Nina Snaith (University of Bristol, UK)
- Henning Schomerus (Lancaster University, UK)
- Csaba Szepesvari (University of Alberta, Canada)
- Nicolas Vayatis (CMLA, École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, France)
Talks by PhD students / Poster session
All talks will be held in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre Lecture Theatre (Room A54 in the encircled building on the campus map). Information on travelling to Lancaster University and some maps can be found in the section Travel information or here.
Tuesday May 22: Modern Applications of Random Permutations
11:00 - 12:00: Leonid Bogachev: Liouville-type theorems for the archetypal equation with rescaling
16:00 - 16:30: Tea and Coffee
10:00 - 11:00: Claus Koestler: Markovianity as a distributional symmetry
18:00 - : Conference dinner
11:00 - 12:00: Alain Durmus: The Langevin MCMC: theory and methods
16:00 - 16:30: Tea and Coffee
Please direct any enquiries to the organisers or to firstname.lastname@example.org.