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SUMMARY:Roland Bauerschmidt (University of Cambridge)
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Log
-Sobolev inequality for near-critical Ising models\nby Roland Bauersch
midt (University of Cambridge) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\
nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/1/
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SUMMARY:Domenico Marinucci (University of Rome)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220928T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: The
Geometry of Time-Dependent Spherical Random Fields\nby Domenico Marin
ucci (University of Rome) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\nAbst
ract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/2/
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SUMMARY:Reda Chhaibi (Université Paul Sabatier)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221026T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Fre
e Probability for predicting the performance neural networks\nby Reda
Chhaibi (Université Paul Sabatier) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Semin
ar\n\n\nAbstract\nGradient descent during the learning process of a neural
network can be subject to many instabilities. The spectral density of the
Jacobian is a key component for analyzing stability. Following the works
of Pennington et al.\, such Jacobians are modeled using free multiplicativ
e convolutions from Free Probability Theory (FPT). We make the following
contributions:\n– theoretical: refine the metamodel of Pennington et al.
thanks to the rectangular analogue of free multiplicative convolutions.\n
– numerical: present and benchmark a homotopy method for solving the equ
ations of free probability.\n– empirical: we show that the relevant FPT
metrics computed before training are highly correlated to final test accur
acies – up to 85%.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/3/
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SUMMARY:Simona Diaconu (Stanford University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221102T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Met
hod of Moments and Edge Eigenvalues\nby Simona Diaconu (Stanford Unive
rsity) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nThe method
of moments is a classical technique for showing weak convergence and follo
ws a simple recipe: for any natural number m\; compute the mth moments of
the random variables of interest\, and prove they tend to the mth moment o
f the claimed limit (this works for some limiting laws\, including Gaussia
n). This approach has been prolific for universality results: for the larg
est eigenvalues of random matrices\, justify their asymptotic behavior dep
ends solely on a random variable\, show the moments of the latter depend (
asymptotically) on few moments of the former\, and use the Gaussian case t
o deduce the limiting behavior. Although Gaussianity can be relaxed consid
erably\, some constraints are indispensable: consider a real-valued Wigner
matrix with i.i.d. entries. When the fourth moment of the entry distribut
ions is infinite (heavy-tailed)\, the largest eigenvalues are known to con
verge to Poisson point processes\, whereas when it is finite (light-tailed
)\, the limits are the same as for Gaussian orthogonal ensembles. This tal
k focuses on a subfamily of edge cases\, distributions at the boundary bet
ween heavy- and lighttailed regimes\, and presents a new application of th
e method of moments\, one that allows to obtain the asymptotics of the lar
gest eigenvalues directly\, without any comparison to the Gaussian case. A
byproduct of this result is a connection between the aforementioned subfa
mily and two other families\, finite-rank perturbations of Wigner matrices
and sparse random matrices.\nThis presentation is based on https://arxiv.
org/pdf/2203.08712.pdf.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/4/
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SUMMARY:Barbara Dembin (ETH Zürich)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221012T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Coa
lescence of geodesics and the BKS midpoint problem in first-passage percol
ation\nby Barbara Dembin (ETH Zürich) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastic
s Seminar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/5/
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SUMMARY:Mauro Mariani (HSE University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221109T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Met
astable regimes of diffusion processes\nby Mauro Mariani (HSE Universi
ty) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will discuss
a classical example featuring a metastable behavior: finite-dimensional d
iffusion processes in the vanishing noise limit. Exponential estimates wer
e introduced fifty years ago by Freidlin and Wentzell. Recent developments
in potential theory and variational convergence allowed a refinement of t
hose results. I will focus on the non-reversible case\, with motivations c
oming from MonteCarlo methods. In collaboration with C.Landim and I.Seo.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/8/
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SUMMARY:Alexander Stauffer (University of Bath)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221116T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Non
-equilibrium multi-scale analysis and coexistence in competing first-passa
ge percolation\nby Alexander Stauffer (University of Bath) as part of
Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe consider a natural random
growth process with competition on Z^d called first-passage percolation in
a hostile environment\, that consists of two first-passage percolation pr
ocesses FPP_1 and FPP_\\lambda that compete for the occupancy of sites. In
itially FPP_1 occupies the origin and spreads through the edges of Z^d at
rate 1\, while FPP_\\lambda is initialised at sites called seeds that are
distributed according to a product of Bernoulli measures of parameter p. A
seed remains dormant until FPP_1 or FPP_\\lambda attempts to occupy it\,
after which it spreads through the edges of Z^d at rate \\lambda. We will
discuss the results known for this model and present a recent proof that t
he two types can coexist (concurrently produce an infinite cluster) on Z^d
. We remark that\, though counterintuitive\, the above model is not monoto
ne in the sense that adding a seed of FPP_\\lambda could favor FPP_1. A ce
ntral contribution of our work is the development of a novel multi-scale a
nalysis to analyze this model\, which we call a multi-scale analysis with
non-equilibrium feedback and which we believe could help analyze other mod
els with non-equilibrium dynamics and lack of monotonicity. Based on joint
works with Vladas Sidoravicius and Tom Finn.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/9/
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SUMMARY:Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230118T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Ap
proximately Hadamard matrices and random frames\nby Mark Rudelson (Uni
versity of Michigan) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstrac
t\nAn n by n matrix with plus-minus 1 entries which acts as a scaled isome
try is called Hadamard. Such matrices exist in some\, but not all dimensio
ns. Combining number-theoretic and probabilistic tools we construct matric
es with plus-minus 1 entries which act as approximate scaled isometries fo
r all n. More precisely\, the matrices we construct have condition numbers
bounded by a constant independent of the dimension. We will also discuss
an application in signal processing. A frame is an overcomplete set of vec
tors which allows a robust decomposition of any vector in the space as a l
inear combination of these vectors. Frames are used in signal processing s
ince the loss of a fraction of coordinates does not prevent the recovery o
f the signal. We will discuss a question when a random frame contains a co
py of a nice basis. Joint work with Xiaoyu Dong.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/10/
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SUMMARY:Mireille Capitaine (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230201T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: St
rong convergence of tensor products of independent GUE matrices\nby Mi
reille Capitaine (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse) as part of Abu D
habi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nGiven tuples of properly normalize
d independent NxN GUE matrices (X_1\,…\,X_r) and (Y_1\,…\,Y_s)\, we pr
oved that the tuple (X_1⊗I\,…\,X_r⊗I\,I⊗Y_1\,…\,I⊗Y_s) of matr
ices converges strongly as N tends to infinity. We will present the key st
eps and ideas of the proof. Note that it was shown by B. Hayes that this r
esult implies that the Peterson-Thom conjecture is true. This is a joint w
ork with Serban Belinschi.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/12/
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SUMMARY:Anton Nikitenko (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230208T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Me
asuring shapes with random Delaunay mosaics\nby Anton Nikitenko (Insti
tute of Science and Technology Austria) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics S
eminar\n\n\nAbstract\nClassically\, we are used to working with shapes emb
edded into the square lattice. It might be anything\, a pixelated photo of
a maple leaf\, or a 3d-scanned voxelated image of a human organ. And desp
ite being simple and intuitive\, such a way of representation can totally
distort the internal geometry of the object. While it is pretty simple to
estimate the area of the leaf from a pixelated photograph\, there is no st
raightforward way to compute its perimeter: the pixel approximation of the
boundary varies dramatically\, depending on how good the object is “ali
gned” with the lattice. By changing the square lattice for an isotropic
mosaic\, we can expect that the misalignment problem will fade away\, as t
he isotropic background equalizes all directions. In the talk\, we will be
moving objects and mosaics in all possible ways\, and utilizing the archa
ic probability theory approach of counting how many points or lines are th
ere in the space\, to lead us to the precise answer of how an approximatio
n of a p-dimensional object in d-dimensional space distorts its p-dimensio
nal volume.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/13/
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SUMMARY:Mohamed Seddik (Technology Innovation Institute\, UAE)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230215T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:by Mohamed Seddik (Technology Innovation Institute\, UAE) as p
art of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/14/
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SUMMARY:Benjamin Dadoun (New York University Abu Dhabi)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230222T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230222T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Mo
notonicity of the logarithmic energy for random matrices\nby Benjamin
Dadoun (New York University Abu Dhabi) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Se
minar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk I will present an entropy functional for
the mean empirical spectral distribution of random matrices which appears
to be monotonic along the classical limit theorems of Wigner\, Tao−Vu a
nd Marčenko−Pastur. I will first give some motivation by recalling know
n monotonicities of entropy such as Shannon's entropy along the central li
mit theorem or Boltzmann's H-theorem of thermodynamics. Based on joint wor
k with D. Chafaï and P. Youssef.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/15/
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SUMMARY:Pierre Nolin (City University of Hong Kong)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230301T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Se
lf-organized criticality and avalanches in 2D forest fires\nby Pierre
Nolin (City University of Hong Kong) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Semi
nar\n\n\nAbstract\nBernoulli percolation is a model for random media intro
duced by Broadbent and Hammersley in 1957. In this process\, each vertex o
f a given graph is occupied or vacant\, with respective probabilities p an
d 1-p\, independently of the other vertices (for some parameter p). It is
arguably one of the simplest models from statistical mechanics displaying
a phase transition as the parameter p varies\, i.e. a drastic change of be
havior at some critical value p_c\, and it has been widely studied.\n\nPer
colation can be used to analyze forest fire (or epidemics) processes. In s
uch processes\, all vertices of a lattice are initially vacant\, and then
become occupied at rate 1. If an occupied vertex is hit by lightning\, whi
ch occurs at a (typically very small) rate\, all the vertices connected to
it burn immediately\, i.e. they become vacant. We want to analyze the beh
avior of such processes near and beyond criticality\, that is\, when large
components of occupied sites appear. They display a form of self-organize
d criticality\, where the phase transition of Bernoulli percolation plays
an important role. In particular\, a peculiar and striking phenomenon aris
es\, that we call “near-critical avalanches”.\n\nThis talk is based on
joint works with Rob van den Berg (CWI and VU\, Amsterdam) and with Wai-K
it Lam ( National Taiwan University\, Taipei).\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/16/
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SUMMARY:Wei Qian (City University of Hong Kong)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230308T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230308T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Co
nformally invariant fields out of Brownian loop soups\nby Wei Qian (Ci
ty University of Hong Kong) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\n
Abstract\nFor each central charge c in (0\,1]\, we construct a conformally
invariant field which is a measurable function of the local time field L
of the Brownian loop soup with intensity c and i.i.d. signs given to each
cluster. This field is canonically associated to L\, in a sense which is s
imilar to the isomorphism theory that associates the Gaussian free field t
o the loop soup with critical intensity. Isomorphisms between Brownian mot
ions and random fields were previously developed by Symanzik\, Brydges-Fr
öhlich-Spencer\, Dynkin and Le Jan in several different settings.\nIn a k
ey intermediate step\, we obtain the crossing exponent for the event that
a cluster in the subcritical loop soup passes near a given point. Among ot
her things\, it allows us to deduce that the Minkowski gauge function of a
cluster in a loop soup with intensity c in (0\,1)\, which is t^2 f(t) for
some f(t)=|\\log t|^{1-c/2+o(1)}.\nIn the end\, I will present several co
njectures about this family of fields. This talk is based on joint works i
n progress with Antoine Jego (EPFL) and Titus Lupu (CNRS).\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/17/
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SUMMARY:Octavio Arizmendi (CIMAT Mexico)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230405T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230405T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: bm
t-independence: combining notions of independence\nby Octavio Arizmend
i (CIMAT Mexico) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI
n this talk we will present a framework where monotonic\, Boolean and (cla
ssical) tensor independence can coexist. In a sense\, we generalize Wysocz
ańsky’s bm- independence by allowing the tensor case to be included and
removing the restriction of having a partial order of the algebras. This
is a work in progress with Saúl Mendoza Jacobo.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/18/
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SUMMARY:Keith Ross (New York University Abu Dhabi)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231011T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231011T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: An
Introduction to Deep Reinforcement Learning\nby Keith Ross (New York
University Abu Dhabi) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\nAbstract
: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/19/
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SUMMARY:Gerard Ben Arous (New York University)
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Th
e topological complexity and free energy of the Elastic Manifold\nby G
erard Ben Arous (New York University) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Sem
inar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/20/
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SUMMARY:Hamza Ruzayqat (KAUST\, Saudi Arabia)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230927T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230927T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Un
biased Estimation using the Underdamped Langevin Dynamics\nby Hamza Ru
zayqat (KAUST\, Saudi Arabia) as part of Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\n
Abstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/21/
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SUMMARY:Laura Shou (University of Minnesota)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231004T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231004T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:by Laura Shou (University of Minnesota) as part of Abu Dhabi S
tochastics Seminar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/22/
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SUMMARY:Alexandros Eskenazis (Sorbonne University Paris)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231213T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20231213T150000Z
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DESCRIPTION:by Alexandros Eskenazis (Sorbonne University Paris) as part of
Abu Dhabi Stochastics Seminar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ADPS/23/
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