Oct 2, 2015

Stochastic Processes conference featured Schramm lecture

The 2015 Schramm Lecture at the 38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting in Oxford, UK, in July, was presented by Michel Ledoux, University of Toulouse. Michel’s lecture was on “Stein’s method, logarithmic Sobolev and transport inequalities.”

This year’s Stochastic Processes and their Applications conference welcomed over 400 speakers and delegates from 39 countries, who represented 198 institutions and organizations.

Martin Barlow, who was chair of the Scientific Committee, commented, “Over the last four decades both the mathematical depth and the scope of the SPA has broadened greatly. Early meetings were concentrated on traditional applied probability, with much attention given to (mainly one-dimensional) branching processes and queues. The talks this year show how far the field has developed; we are able to study complicated stochastic systems, in high dimensions, and with many kinds of interactions. The development of many new areas of application of probability and stochastic processes is well reflected. One example is the number of talks on mathematical finance. The common theme of several of the sessions is the development of mathematical tools to model and understand the high dimensional data sets which the computer revolution has created.”

More photos are on the conference website: http://spa2015.oxford-man.ox.ac.uk/

michel ledoux schramm lecture
Michel Ledoux, 2015 Schramm lecturer, pictured with session chair Andrew Barbour (right).
Thanks to Wendy Ball, Oxford Man Institute, for the photo


Leave a comment



Welcome to the IMS Bulletin website! We are developing the way we communicate news and information more effectively with members. The print Bulletin is still with us (free with IMS membership), and still available as a PDF to download, but in addition, we are placing some of the news, columns and articles on this blog site, which will allow you the opportunity to interact more. We are always keen to hear from IMS members, and encourage you to write articles and reports that other IMS members would find interesting. Contact the IMS Bulletin at bulletin@imstat.org

What is “Open Forum”?

In the Open Forum, any IMS member can propose a topic for discussion. Email your subject and an opening paragraph (to bulletin@imstat.org) and we'll post it to start off the discussion. Other readers can join in the debate by commenting on the post. Search other Open Forum posts by using the Open Forum category link below. Start a discussion today!

About IMS

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics is an international scholarly society devoted to the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. We have about 4,500 members around the world. Visit IMS at http://imstat.org
Latest Issue