The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bangalore is organizing an Online Program on Advances in Applied Probability from January 4 to 9, 2021.
The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), a center of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, is a research institute based in Bengaluru, India. Founded in 2007, ICTS has grown from a fledgling institution to a global center of activity in various areas of science. Prof. Spenta R. Wadia was the founding director of the institute and served till 2015, after which he was succeeded by Rajesh Gopakumar as the Director.
Applied probability has seen a revolutionary growth in research activity, driven by the information age and exploding technological frontiers. Applications include the internet and the world wide web, social networks, integrated supply chains in manufacturing networks, highly intertwined international economies, and so on. The common thread running through these is that they are large interconnected systems that are emergent with very little top-down design to optimize them.
Probabilistic methods with limit theorems as their mainstay are best suited to find structure and regularity to help model, analyze, and optimize such systems. The interface of probability with learning theory, optimization, and control, and statistics has been the driving force behind the emerging paradigms, techniques, and mathematics to address the huge scale of problems seen in such technological and commercial applications, not to mention several in biological or physical systems.
In this six-day program on advances in applied probability, we will have some of the leading researchers from the field conduct short courses in emerging areas, including:
- Statistical learning theory
- High dimensional computation
- Monte Carlo methods
- Discrete probability
- Empirical methods in probability
The program will include eighteen research talks between 5 pm to 8:30 pm IST, spread over six days.
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|1||Nima Anari||Stanford University, California, US|
|2||Shubhajit Goswami||Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai, India|
|3||Navin Goyal||Microsoft Research Bengaluru, India|
|4||Peko Hosoi||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US|
|5||Gabor Lugosi||Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain|
|6||Shie Mannor||Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel|
|7||Jonathan Mattingly||Duke University, Durham, US|
|8||Natesh Pillai||Harvard University, Cambridge, US|
|9||Alexandre Proutiere||KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden|
|10||Alexander Rakhlin||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US|
|11||Gareth Roberts||University of Warwick, Coventry, UK|
|12||Rahul Roy||Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India|
|13||Nike Sun||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US|
|14||Joel Tropp||California Institute of Technology, California, US|
|15||Santosh Vempala||Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US|
|16||Mengdi Wang||Princeton University, New Jersey, US|
Familiarity with probability at the advanced undergraduate level
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply for the program by clicking here.
The last date to apply is December 31, 2020.
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