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Seven Years After

Prof. Dr. Alexey Chernov and I
Raleigh, NC, April 5, 2012


SIAM UQ 2012

On April 1, I will fly to Raleigh, NC with US Airways. After unpleasant experience with United Airlines (lost luggage and no diner on international flight), I hope to enjoy the flight. Here is my itinerary: Los Angeles → Phoenix → Charlotte → Raleigh. Two stops at the airline’s major hubs is, in fact, an advantage, since I have to finish many things on my way. I have never been to the East Coast. This will be my first trip.

MCMC Revolution in Reliability Engineering

As I have already mentioned,  I was invited to give a talk at the Southern California Probability Symposium 2001. After some thinking, I have decided to talk about the MCMC revolution that has happened over the last decade in the field of reliability engineering that lies at the boundary of engineering sciences and applied probability. This talk will be in the spirit of this paper by Persi Diaconis of Stanford.

Southern California Probability Symposiums have a reach history.
This is the schedule for SCPS-2011:

  • 9:50 – 10:40  Jinqiao Duan, IPAM and Illinois Institute of Technology, “Random Dynamical Systems with Non-Gaussian Noises”
  • 11:10 – 12:00  Tom Alberts, Cal Tech, “The Continuum Directed Random Polymer and the KPZ Universality Class”
  • 2:00 – 2:50  Allan Sly, UC Berkeley, “Asymptotic Learning on Social Networks”
  • 3:20 – 4:10  Tomoyuki Ichiba, UC Santa Barbara, “On collision of Brownian particles and applications”
  • 4:10 – 5:00  Konstantin Zuev, USC, “Markov Chain Monte Carlo Revolution in Reliability Engineering”
  • 6:00  Dinner

It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be in this company!

2011 Southern California Probability Symposium

I was invited to give a talk at the Southern California Probability Symposium. This is an annual one-day event, attended by probabilists from UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC, Caltech, UC Santa Barbara and elsewhere. There will be five talks of 40-50 minutes duration. Mine would be one of them.

I have just proudly accepted this invitation.
The next step is to come up with a topic for my talk :)