SCS Seminar List
for period 11 January to 2 July 2010
Monday 11 January | ||
09:35-10:35 | Ganesh, A (Bristol) | |
Decentralised load balancing in closed and open systems | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Medard, M (MIT) | |
Some new(ish) results in information theory | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Prabhakar, B (Stanford) | |
The Struggle for Independence | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Resnick, S (Cornell) | |
Modeling data network sessions | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 12 January | ||
09:30-10:30 | Montanari, A (Stanford) | |
Iterative Algorithms | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Tsitsiklis, J (MIT) | |
Some models of information aggregation and consensus in networks | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 13 January | ||
11:00-12:00 | Kumar, PR (Illinois) | |
A Formulation and Theory for Delay Guarantees in Wireless Networks | Sem 1 |
Thursday 14 January | ||
09:30-10:30 | Wischik, D (UCL) | |
Two new problems in congestion control: MAC3, and restless bandits | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Tse, D (UC, Berkeley) | |
Information Theory of Wireless Networks: Approximate Max-Flow Min-Cut | Sem 1 |
Friday 15 January | ||
09:30-10:30 | Orlitsky, A (UC, San Diego) | |
Probability Estimation over Large Alphabets | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Walrand, J (UC, Berkeley) | |
Scheduling for Communication and Processing Networks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Ramanan, K (Carnegie Mellon) | |
Stochastic networks and measure-valued processes | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Massoulie, L (THLAB) | |
Flows and matchings for P2P systems | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 19 January | ||
15:00-16:00 | Franceschetti, M (UC, San Diego) | |
Physical limits to the capacity scaling of wireless networks | DS |
Monday 25 January | ||
15:00-16:00 | LeLarge, M (Ecole Normale Superieure) | |
Diffusion and cascading behaviour in random networks | Sem 1 |
Thursday 28 January | ||
15:00-16:00 | Penrose, MD (Bath) | |
Co-variance bounds and chaos expansion over Poisson spaces | Sem 1 |
Monday 01 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Foss, S (Heriot-Watt) | |
Ergodicity of a stress release point process seismic model with aftershocks | Sem 1 |
Thursday 04 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Weiss, G (Haifa) | |
Queuing systems with multi-type jobs and multi-type servers | Sem 1 |
Monday 15 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Mörters, P (Bath) | |
Random networks with nonlinear preferential attachment | Sem 1 |
Thursday 18 February | ||
16:00-17:00 | Wachtel, V (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen ) | |
Conditional limit theorems for ordered random walks | Sem 1 |
Friday 19 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Norros, I (VVT Technical Research Centre of Finland) | |
On the stability of file-sharing systems | Sem 1 |
Monday 22 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Mandjes, M (Amsterdam) | |
Simulation-based computation of the workload correlation function in a Lévy-driven queue | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 23 February | ||
16:30-17:30 | Kurtz, T (Wisconsin-Madison) | |
Applications of a Markov mapping theorem | CMS Mtg Rm 3 |
Thursday 25 February | ||
14:30-15:30 | Janson, S (Uppsala) | |
Graph limits for threshold graphs and interval graphs | CMS Mtg Rm 3 | |
16:00-17:00 | Bambos, N (Stanford) | |
Cone schedules for processing systems - throughput and cost issues | Sem 1 |
Friday 26 February | ||
15:00-16:00 | Miyazawa, M (Tokyo) | |
Conjectures on tail asymptotics of the stationary distribution for a multidimensional SRBM | Sem 1 |
Monday 01 March | ||
15:00-16:00 | Hajek, B (Illinois Urbana-Champaign) | |
A Martingale framework for trust | Sem 1 |
Thursday 04 March | ||
15:00-16:00 | Whittle, P | |
Associative neural memories and oscillatory operation | Sem 1 |
Monday 08 March | ||
15:00-16:00 | Kurtz, T (Wisconsin) | |
Identifying separated time scales in stochastic models of reaction networks | Sem 2 |
Thursday 11 March | ||
14:30-15:15 | Louth, G (OfCom) | |
Combinatorial auctions in theory and practice | Sem 2 | |
15:15-16:00 | Handley, M (UCL) | |
Rethinking the control architecture of the Internet | Sem 2 | |
16:00-16:45 | Hajek, B (Illinois) | |
Combinatorial auctions and spectrum sale in the US | Sem 2 | |
17:00-17:30 | Allwright, D (KTN) | |
Heavy-tailed distributions in queueing systems: a potential approach | Sem 2 |
Monday 15 March | ||
15:00-17:00 | Hajek, B (Illinois) | |
Martingale calculus and a maximal inequality for supermartingales | CMS Mtg Rm 4 |
Wednesday 17 March | ||
15:00-17:00 | Hajek, B (Illinois) | |
On Bayes-Nash implementation of combinatorial auctions: structure and efficiency | CMS Mtg Rm 3 |
Thursday 18 March | ||
15:00-17:00 | Dai, J (Georgia Institute of Technology) | |
Distributional sensitivity in many-server queues | Sem 2 |
Friday 19 March | ||
16:00-17:00 | Konstantopoulos, T (Heroit-Watt) | |
Limit theorems for stochastic ordered graphs | Sem 1 |
Monday 22 March | ||
09:30-10:30 | Baccelli, F (INRIA Paris - ENS) | |
Capacity and error exponents of stationary point processes with additive displacement noise | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Reiman, M (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs) | |
Assemble-to-Order Inventory Systems as Newsvendor Networks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Zwart, AP (CWI) | |
Scheduling and large deviations | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Srikant, R (Illinois) | |
Scheduling in Wireless Networks | Sem 1 | |
17:00-18:00 | Hajek, B (Illinois) | |
Rothschild Visiting Professor - Mathematical analysis of peer to peer communication networks | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 23 March | ||
09:30-10:30 | Anantharam, V (UC, Berkeley) | |
Persistence of long-range-dependence under data compression | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Graham, C (École Polytechnique) | |
Self-adaptive congestion control for multi-class intermittent transmissions in a network | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Glynn, P (Stanford) | |
Numerical Methods for Stochastic Networks | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Anderson, D (Wisconsin-Madison) | |
Simulation methods for stochastically modeled chemical reaction networks | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 24 March | ||
09:30-10:30 | Williams, R (UC, San Diego) | |
A stochastic model of coupled enzymatic degradation | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Roch, S (UC, Los Angeles) | |
Probabilistic Techniques in Mathematical Phylogenetics | Sem 1 |
Thursday 25 March | ||
09:30-10:30 | Bramson, M (Minnesota) | |
A Positive Recurrent Reflecting Brownian Motion with Divergent Fluid Path | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Lelarge, M (ENS) | |
Matchings and rank for random diluted graphs | Sem 1 |
Friday 26 March | ||
09:30-10:30 | Evans, S (UC, Berkeley) | |
Go forth and multiply? | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Robert, P (INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt) | |
The Evolution of a Spatial Stochastic Network | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Ferrari, P (Buenos Aires) | |
Slow-to-start traffic models, coalescing Brownian motions and M/M/1 queues | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:00 | Kelly, F (Cambridge) | |
Closing Perspectives Lecture | Sem 1 |
Monday 29 March | ||
16:00-17:00 | Vladimirov, A (Russian Academy of Sciences) | |
Non-stationary processes in queueing networks | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 30 March | ||
16:00-17:00 | Kelbert, M (Swansea) | |
Continuity of mutual entropy in the limiting signal-to-noise ratio regimes | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 31 March | ||
16:00-17:00 | Schmidt, V (Ulm) | |
Random geometric graphs for modelling the pore system in fibre-based materials | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 06 April | ||
09:30-10:30 | Bollobas , B (Cambridge) | |
Percolation on polygon configurations | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Gupta, P (Bell Labs) | |
Scaling of the Unicast and Multicast Capacity Regions of Wireless Networks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Last, G (Karlsruhe) | |
Gamma distributions in Poisson Voronoi and hyperplane tessellations | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Thiran, P (Lausanne) | |
Medium Access Control, Fairness and Phase Transitions in Multihop Wireless Networks | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 07 April | ||
09:30-10:30 | Aldous, D (Berkeley) | |
Discrete and Continuum Random Spatial Networks | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Bordenave, C (Toulouse) | |
Load optimization in a planar network | Sem 1 | |
13:45-14:45 | Franceschetti, M (San Diego) | |
The percolation benefit of spreading random connection functions | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Soljanin, E (Bell Labs) | |
On Storing and Retrieving (coded) Data in Mobile P2P Networks | Sem 1 |
Thursday 08 April | ||
09:30-10:30 | Peres , Y (Microsoft) | |
Finding Sparse Cuts Locally Using Evolving Sets and the anatomy of random graphs | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Shah, D (MIT) | |
Medium Access using Queues | Sem 1 | |
15:00-16:00 | van der Hofstad, R (Eindhoven) | |
Random graph asymptotics on high-dimensional tori: volume, diameter and mixing time | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Xie, L-L (Waterloo) | |
Omnidirectional Relay in Wireless Networks | Sem 1 |
Friday 09 April | ||
09:30-10:30 | Penrose, M (Bath) | |
Strict inequalities of critical points in continuum percolation | Sem 1 | |
11:00-12:00 | Zuyev, S (Gothenburg) | |
Thinning-stable point processes: new models in telecommunications | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Blaszczyszyn, B (Paris and Wroclaw) | |
Stochastic geometry and wireless ad-hoc networks - from the coverage probability to the asymptotic end-to-end delay on long routes | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Leveque, O (Lausanne) | |
Optimal cooperation in large wireless networks | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 13 April | ||
16:00-17:00 | Viswanath, P (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) | |
Better Good-Turing probability estimation | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 21 April | ||
16:00-17:00 | Gamarnik, D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) | |
Stability of Skorohod problem is undecidable | Sem 1 |
Thursday 22 April | ||
16:00-17:00 | Bramson, M (Minnesota) | |
Stability criteria and applications for randomised load balancing schemes | Sem 1 |
Monday 26 April | ||
14:00-15:00 | Lees-Miller, J (Bristol) | |
Transport that waits for you: planning and operating personal rapid transit systems | Sem 1 | |
15:00-16:00 | Gibbens, R (Cambridge) | |
An investigation of proportionally fair ramp metering | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 04 May | ||
15:00-16:00 | Debicki, K (Wroclaw) | |
Queues, collisions and extremes of integral mean of stationary Gaussian processes | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 05 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Rybko, A (Russian Academy of Sciences) | |
Poisson hypothesis for mean-field models of generalised Jackson networks with countable set of nodes | Sem 1 |
Thursday 06 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Zhao, YQ (Carleton) | |
Resequencing Delay Analysis of ARQ Protocols over Parallel Channels | Sem 1 |
Monday 10 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Zwart, B (CWI, Amsterdam) | |
Limit theorems for bandwidth sharing networks with rate constraints | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 11 May | ||
14:30-16:00 | Bremaud, P (Ecole Normale Superieure) | |
Bartlett spectra of point processes | Sem 1 |
Thursday 13 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Bremaud, P (Ecole Normale Superieure) | |
What philology, archeology and history have to say about Pythagoras' theorem | Sem 1 |
Monday 17 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Balister, PN (University of Memphis) | |
Sentry Selection | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 19 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Boxma, O (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven) | |
Semi-open problems in open and closed queueing networks | Sem 1 |
Thursday 20 May | ||
16:00-17:00 | Konstantopoulos, T (Heriot-Watt) | |
Order-theoretic properties of the Skorokhod reflection mapping | Sem 1 |
Monday 24 May | ||
14:00-15:15 | Hobbs, B, Ralph, D (Johns Hopkins/Cambridge) | |
What makes electricity different? Dumb grids, the ultimate just-in-time problem, and polar bears | Sem 1 | |
15:45-17:00 | Hobbs, B, Ralph, D (Johns Hopkins/Cambridge) | |
Things we don't know how to do: Huge nonconvex smart auctions; combining financial and structural models; and multilevel games | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 25 May | ||
09:30-10:45 | Meyn, S (Urbana-Champaign) | |
Dynamic models for electric power markets | Sem 1 | |
11:15-12:30 | Vinnecombe, G (Cambridge) | |
A scalable approach to the stability of power networks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:15 | Bialek, J (Durham) | |
Wide area blackouts: why do they happen and how can modelling help? | Sem 1 | |
15:45-17:00 | Kirschen, D (Manchester) | |
New formulations of the Optimal Power Flow (OPF) problem | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 26 May | ||
11:00-12:15 | O'Malley, M (Dublin) | |
Mathematical modelling for wind energy integration studies | Sem 1 | |
14:30-15:00 | Meyn, S (Urbana-Champaign) | |
Is there a deregulated electricity market operating in the world today? | Sem 1 | |
15:00-15:30 | Smith, S (Ofgem) | |
Ensuring the adequacy of future energy systems | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:00 | Bialek, J (Durham) | |
Mathematical modelling of future energy systems | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:30 | Murray, C (National Grid) | |
A national grid fit for the future | Sem 1 | |
17:00-18:00 | (Chair) Pollitt, M | |
Panel discussion | Sem 1 |
Thursday 27 May | ||
09:45-10:15 | Riches, S (EPSRC) | |
UK Research Councils Energy Programme | Sem 1 | |
10:15-11:00 | Meah, N (Dept of Energy and Climate Change) | |
Including future uncertainty in economic projection models | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:15 | Richards, A (National Grid Control Centre) | |
Demand forecasting | Sem 1 | |
12:15-13:00 | Tritschler, M (KEMA consulting) | |
Smartgrid control challenges | Sem 1 |
Friday 28 May | ||
11:00-12:00 | Tassiulas, L (Thessaly) | |
Stochastic models and algorithms for cooperative information delivery | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 02 June | ||
16:00-17:00 | Wierman, A (CALTECH) | |
Scheduling to balance energy and delay: Optimality versus robustness | Sem 1 |
Thursday 03 June | ||
15:00-16:00 | Szpankowski, W (Purdue) | |
Analytic information theory and beyond | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Piunovskiy, A (Liverpool) | |
Discounted continuous-time Markov decision process with constraints: unbounded transition and loss rate | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 16 June | ||
15:00-16:00 | Juneja, S (Tata Institute) | |
The concert queueing game: to wait or to be late | Sem 1 |
Thursday 17 June | ||
15:00-16:00 | Kaj, I (Uppsala) | |
Fractional Poisson motion and network traffic models | Sem 1 | |
16:00-17:00 | Thorisson, H (Iceland) | |
Mass-stationarity through the Cox process | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 23 June | ||
09:00-09.50 | Mandjes, M, Glynn, P (Stanford; Amsterdam) | |
Simulation-based computation of the workload correlation function in a Lévy-driven queue | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10.40 | Griffiths, R (Oxford) | |
Simulation of ancestral histories of genes | Sem 1 | |
11:10-12.00 | Rosenthal, JS (Toronto) | |
Optimising and adapting the Metropolis algorithm | Sem 1 | |
13:40-14.30 | Roberts, G, Papaspiliopoulos, O (Warwick; Pompeu Fabra) | |
Retrospective simulation and the Bernoulli factory | Sem 1 |
Thursday 24 June | ||
09:00-09:45 | Shen, H (North Carolina ) | |
Robust Estimation of the Self-similarity Parameter in Network Traffic | Sem 1 | |
09:45-10:30 | Handcock, M (UCLA) | |
Modeling networks when data is missing or sampled | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11.45 | Coates, M (McGill) | |
The Value of Clustering for Distributing Content in Mobile Social Networks | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12.30 | Crovella, M (Boston) | |
Inferring Invisible Traffic | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14.45 | Newman, M (Michigan) | |
Community Structure and Link Prediction in Networks | Sem 1 | |
14:45-15.30 | Mahoney, MW (Stanford) | |
Community Structure in Large Social and Information Networks | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:45 | Duffield, N (AT&T) | |
New Methods for Sampling and Estimation in Communications Networks | Sem 1 |
Friday 25 June | ||
09:00-09:45 | Bühlmann, P (ETH Zürich) | |
Sparse Graphs and Causal Inference | Sem 1 | |
09:45-10:30 | Maggioni, M (Duke) | |
Multiscale Methods for the Analysis of Dynamic Graphs | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:45 | Willinger, W (AT&T) | |
When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Graph Models of the Internet | Sem 1 | |
11:45-12:30 | Volz, E (Michigan) | |
Diffusion in Networks and Infectious Disease Epidemics | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:45 | Feldmann, A (Technische Universität Berlin) | |
An Opportunity for ISP and Application Collaboration | Sem 1 | |
14:45-15:30 | Roughan, M (Adelaide) | |
Statistically Accurate Network Measurements | Sem 1 | |
16:00-16:45 | Kolaczyk, E (Boston) | |
(Anti)social Behavior in Malicious Internet Source IPs: Characterisation and Detection | Sem 1 | |
16:45-17:30 | Thiran, P (EPFL) | |
Locating Congested Links in the Internet with Unicast Probes | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 29 June | ||
17:30-18:30 | Verdu, S (Princeton) | |
New bounds in channel coding | Sem 1 |
Other Seminars |
Seminars in the University National and International Scientific Research Meetings |