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Probability and Discrete Mathematics in Mathematical Biology
(14 March - 10 June 2011)

Organizing Committee · Visitors and Participants · Overview · Posters · Activities · Venue · Funding for Students/Young Scientists

 

Visitors and Participants

NAME & AFFILIATION

PERIOD OF VISIT

TENTATIVE TITLE OF TALK

OVERSEAS VISITORS

   

Christian L. Althaus
University of Bern, Switzerland
christian.althaus(AT)alumni.ethz.ch

10 - 23 Apr 2011

Modeling sexually transmitted infections: Chlamydia as a case study

Homayoun Bagheri
University of Zurich, Switzerland
homayoun.bagheri(AT)ieu.uzh.ch

9 - 16 May 2011

Workshop 2:

How can we understand ancient evolutionary transitions such as multicellularity and cellular differentiation?

Andrew Barbour
University of Zurich, Switzerland
a.d.barbour(AT)math.uzh.ch

12 Mar - 23 Apr 2011


1 May - 14 Jun 2011


Quasi-stationary distributions in biology


Laws of large numbers for processes with countably many types

Nayantara Bhatnagar
University of California at Berkeley, USA
nayantara.bhatnagar(AT)gmail.com

20 - 26 Mar 2011

Matthias Birkner
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
birkner(AT)mathematik.uni-mainz.de

23 Mar - 6 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Ancestry in the face of competition, v0.1: Directed random walk on the directed percolation cluster

(PDF)

Jochen Blath
Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
blath(AT)math.tu-berlin.de

23 Mar - 1 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Some results and open problems related to the longterm behaviour of the symbiotic branching model

Graham Brightwell
London School of Economics, UK
G.R.Brightwell(AT)lse.ac.uk

29 Mar - 2 May 2011

Order-invariance and random partial orders

Tom Britton
Stockholm University, Sweden
tom.britton(AT)math.su.se

8 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Dynamic networks in dynamic populations

(PDF)

Tony Cai
University of Pennsylvania, USA
tcai(AT)wharton.upenn.edu

23 May 2011

On optimal estimation of a nonsmooth functional

Chris Cannings
University of Sheffield, UK
C.Cannings(AT)shef.ac.uk

25 Apr - 23 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Some models of reproducing graphs


Tutorial 2:

Evolutionary conflict theory

(PDF)

Persi Diaconis
Stanford University, USA
diaconis(AT)math.stanford.edu

30 Apr - 8 May 2011

Tutorial 2:

Limits of graphs and networks

Rick Durrett
Duke University, USA
Rtd(AT)math.duke.edu

30 Apr - 11 May 2011

Tutorial 2:

Cancer modeling

(PDF 1, PDF 2, PDF 3, PDF 4)


Workshop 2:

Voter models in the age of Facebook, iPads, and Sarah Palin

Guillermo Espinoza
Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
gespinoza(AT)bio.puc.cl

29 Apr - 14 May 2011

Workshop 2:

A diffusion approximation for Hubbell?s local community model

Alison Etheridge
University of Oxford, UK
etheridg(AT)stats.ox.ac.uk

20 - 25 Mar 2011

Tutorial 1:

Modelling evolution of spatially distributed populations

Steve Evans
University of California at Berkeley, USA
evans(AT)stat.berkeley.edu

19 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

Tutorial 1:

Metagenomics and metrics on spaces of probability measures

(PDF)


Workshop 1:

Go forth and multiply?

(PDF)

Hans Follmer
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
foellmer(AT)math.hu-berlin.de

Ayalvadi Ganesh
University of Bristol, UK
a.ganesh(AT)bristol.ac.uk

1 - 14 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Epidemics on networks: Threshold phenomena and optimal control

Bob Griffiths
University of Oxford, UK
griff(AT)stats.ox.ac.uk

20 Mar - 17 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

The Lambda coalescent genealogy with selection

(PDF)


Diffusion processes and coalescent trees


Exchangeable pairs of Bernoulli random variables, Krawtchouk polynomials and Ehrenfest urns

Susan Holmes
Stanford University, USA
Susan(AT)stat.stanford.edu

30 Apr - 8 May 2011

Tutorial 2:

Phylogeny, trees and the human microbiome

Martin Hutzenthaler
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
hutzenthaler.martin(AT)gmx.de

25 Mar - 4 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Branching diffusions in random environment

(PDF)

Hsien-Kuei Hwang
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
hkhwang(AT)stat.sinica.edu.tw

23 May 2011

Threshold phenomena in k-dominant skylines of random samples

Valerie Isham
University College London, UK
valerie(AT)stats.ucl.ac.uk

7 - 15 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Epidemics and rumours: the effect of network structure on transmission dynamics

Goetz Kersting
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
kersting(AT)math.uni-frankfurt.de

27 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

External lengths in Kingman's coalescent and an intriguing urn model

(PDF)

Abdul Jalil M. Khalaf
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
am_maths(AT)yahoo.com

1 - 14 May 2011

Sandra Kliem
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
kliem(AT)eurandom.tue.nl

20 Mar - 3 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Convergence of rescaled competing species processes to a class of SPDEs

(PDF)

Anton Klymovskiy
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
a.klymovskiy(AT)tue.nl

1 - 14 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Multi-scale analysis of the hierarchically interacting heavy-tailed Cannings models

Noemi Kurt
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
kurt(AT)math.tu-berlin.de

23 Mar - 1 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Survival and extinction of caring double-branching annihilating random walk

Nicolas Lanchier
Arizona State University, USA
lanchier(AT)math.asu.edu

9 - 18 May 2011

Workshop 2:

The Axelrod model for the dissemination of culture revisited

(PDF)


Stochastic dynamics on hypergraphs and the majority rule

Simone Linz
University of Tuebingen, Germany
simone_linz(AT)yahoo.de

1 - 14 May 2011

An algorithmic approach to quantify reticulation in evolution

Malwina Luczak
London School of Economics, UK
m.j.luczak(AT)lse.ac.uk

22 Mar - 15 May 2011

Workshop II:

Vertices of high degree in the preferential attachment tree

Shuhei Mano
Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan
smano(AT)ism.ac.jp

28 - 31 Mar 2011

Mahendra Mariadassou
INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), France
Mahendra.Mariadassou(AT)jouy.inra.fr

1 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Uncovering latent structure in valued graphs: a variational approach

Sylvie Méléard
École Polytechnique, France
sylvie.meleard(AT)polytechnique.edu

8 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Random modeling of adaptive dynamics for sexual populations

Martin Möhle
University of Tübingen, Germany
martin.moehle(AT)uni-tuebingen.de

7 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Coalescent processes derived from compound Poisson population models

Frank Morgan
Williams College, USA
fmorgan(AT)williams.edu

5 May 2011

Elchanan Mossel
University of California at Berkeley, USA
mossel(AT)stat.berkeley.edu

20 - 26 Mar 2011

Tutorial 1:

Reconstruction of Markov processes and networks in phylogenetics and genetics

(PPT 1, PPT 2, PPT 3)

Peter Pfaffelhuber
University of Freiburg, Germany
p.p(AT)stochastik.uni-freiburg.de

27 Mar - 9 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

The tree-valued Fleming-Viot process with mutation and selection

(PDF)

Phil Pollett
University of Queensland, Australia
pkp(AT)maths.uq.edu.au

9 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Limit theorems for chain-binomial population models

(PDF)

Andrea Pugliese
University of Trento, Italy
andrea.pugliese(AT)unitn.it

4 - 14 Apr 2011

Growth rate in simple and complex epidemic models with applications to pandemic influence

Gesine Reinert
University of Oxford, UK
reinert(AT)stats.ox.ac.uk

15 Mar - 15 May 2011

Statistics for alignment-free sequence comparison

(PDF)

Mick Roberts
Massey University, New Zealand
m.g.roberts(AT)massey.ac.nz

17 Apr - 21 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Epidemic models with uncertainty


Threshold quantities for epidemics

Farkhondeh Sajadi
Indian Statistical Institute, India
sajadi7r(AT)isid.ac.in

30 Apr - 16 May 2011

Anish Sarkar
Indian Statistical Institute, India
anish.sarkar(AT)gmail.com

1 - 21 May 2011

Workshop 2:

On the one dimensional "learning from neighbours" model


River networks - some models of random oriented trees

Sophie Schbath
INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), France
Sophie.Schbath(AT)jouy.inra.fr

8 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Motif-based comparison of biological networks

Deena Schmidt
Ohio State University, USA
dschmidt(AT)mbi.osu.edu

1 - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Linking network structure and stochastic dynamics to neural activity patterns involved in sleep-wake regulation

Jason Schweinsberg
University of California at San Diego, USA
jschwein(AT)math.ucsd.edu

18 Mar - 2 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Modeling the genealogy of populations using coalescents with multiple mergers: A survey

(PDF)

Jan Swart
UTIA, Czech Republic
swart(AT)utia.cas.cz

Debleena Thacker
Indian Statistical Institute, India
thackerdebleena(AT)gmail.com

19 Mar - 3 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

Urn models on one-dimensional integer lattice

Viet Chi Tran
Université Lille 1, France
chi.tran(AT)math.univ-lille1.fr

27 Apr - 13 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Historical particle systems for population models with past dependence and logistic competition


Large graph limit and Volz' equations for an SIR epidemic spreading on a configuration model graph

Anton Wakolbinger
Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
wakolbinger(AT)math.uni-frankfurt.de

27 Mar - 9 Apr 2011

Workshop 1:

The rate of Muller's ratchet: A new formula for an old problem

LOCAL VISITORS

   

Louis Chen
National University of Singapore
matchyl(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Kwok Pui Choi
National University of Singapore
stackp(AT)nus.edu.sg

21 Mar - 13 May 2011

Van Thanh Le
National University of Singapore
matlvt(AT)nus.edu.sg

13 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Adrian Roellin
National University of Singapore
staar(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Stein's method in high dimensions


On a recent paper by Ley and Swan: univariate Chen-Stein characterization of distributions

Rongfeng Sun
National University of Singapore
matsr(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

GRADUATE STUDENTS

   

Olukayode Adebimpe
Osun State University, Nigeria
kay_lad2002(AT)yahoo.com

19 Mar - 18 May 2011

Workshop 1:

Stability analysis of some epidemic models

Eugenio Azpeitia
National University of Mexico, Mexico
emazpeitia(AT)gmail.com

29 Apr - 21 May 2011

Amiya Ranjan Bhowmick
Indian Statistical Institute, India
amiyaiitb(AT)gmail.com

20 Mar - 16 May 2011

Workshop 1:

Chaos in simple ecological systems

Zhitao Fan
National University of Singapore
a0030819(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Xiao Fang
National University of Singapore
g0700725(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Workshop 1:

Multivariate normal approximation by Stein's method


The concentration approach to multivariate approximation

Anne Feidt
University of Zurich, Switzerland
anne.feidt(AT)math.uzh.ch

13 - 25 Mar 2011

Han Liang Gan
University of Melbourne, Australia
h.gan5(AT)pgrad.unimelb.edu.au

1 - 14 May 2011

Robert Gaunt
University of Oxford, UK
robert.gaunt(AT)queens.ox.ac.uk

29 Apr - 14 May 2011

Workshop 2:

Rates of convergence of variance-Gamma approximations via Stein's Method

Muhammad Imran
Government College University, Pakistan
imrandhab(AT)gmail.com

21 Mar - 17 May 2011

Si Li
National University of Singapore
g0800874(AT)nus.edu.sg

20 Mar - 20 May 2011

Bastien Marmet
University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
bastien.marmet(AT)unine.ch

20 Mar - 6 Apr 2011

Pamela Moschini
University of Trento, Italy
moschini.pamela(AT)gmail.com

1 - 13 May 2011

Tien Dung Nguyen
FPT University, Vietnam
dungnt(AT)fpt.edu.vn

20 Mar - 21 May 2011

Daniel Paulin
National University of Singapore
paulindani(AT)gmail.com

28 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Talagrand's concentration inequality


Talagrand's isoperimetric inequality and the method of non-uniformly bounded differences

Ali Saeb
University of Mysore, India
asaeb(AT)aim.com

29 Apr - 14 May 2011

Poster:

On convergence of entropy of convolution of max stable laws and their max domains

Ngoc Hieu Tran
National University of Singapore
g0801325(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Da Zhou
Peking University, China
zhouda1112(AT)gmail.com

20 Mar - 1 Apr 2011

REGISTERED LOCAL PARTICIPANTS

   

John Baez
National University of Singapore
baez(AT)math.ucr.edu

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Zhidong Bai
National University of Singapore
stabaizd(AT)nus.edu.sg

Sanjay Chaudhuri
National University of Singapore
stasc(AT)nus.edu.sg

David Chew
National University of Singapore
david.chew(AT)nus.edu.sg

Shang Shan Chong
National University of Singapore
chongss(AT)gmail.com

Lalit Garg
Nanyang Technological University
l.garg(AT)ntu.edu.sg

2 - 13 May 2011

Nikoley Gravin
Nanyang Technological University
ngravin(AT)gmail.ntu.edu.sg

Akash Jawa
Nanyang Technological University
ak001na(AT)ntu.edu.sg

Yang Hao Lau
Institute of High Performance Computing
lauyh(AT)ihpc.a-star.edu.sg

Leerink Laurens
National University of Singapore
laurens.leerink(AT)gmail.com

Chee Kian Leong
UniSim Singapore
ckleong(AT)unisim.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Chen Li
National University of Singapore
chenli(AT)nus.edu.sg

Wee Chuan Eldin Lim
National University of Singapore
chelwce(AT)nus.edu.sg

28 Feb - 10 Jun 2011

Jie Liu
National University of Singapore
matlj(AT)nus.edu.sg

Wei Liem Loh
National University of Singapore
stalohwl(AT)nus.edu.sg

Chang Luo
National University of Singapore
A0068369(AT)nus.edu.sg

Vaibhav Maheshwari
National University of Singapore
vmaheshwari(AT)nus.edu.sg

Duc Hieu Nguyen
Nanyang Technological University
nyay0085(AT)e.ntu.edu.sg

Annika Noreen
National University of Singapore
anoreen(AT)gmail.com

Yin Teng
National University of Singapore
a0068164(AT)nus.edu.sg

Kwong Meng Teo
National University of Singapore
isetkm(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Dechao Tian
National University of Singapore
a0068140(AT)nus.edu.sg

Pee Choon Toh
National University of Singapore
mattpc(AT)nus.edu.sg

Chen Wang
National University of Singapore
a0030755(AT)nus.edu.sg

Pavandip Wasan
National University of Singapore
g0900758(AT)nus.edu.sg

David Wu
Institute of High Performance Computing
davidwu(AT)ihpc.a-star.edu.sg

Taoyang Wu
National University of Singapore
taoyang.wu(AT)gmail.com

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Zhengxiao Wu
National University of Singapore
stawz(AT)nus.edu.sg

14 Mar - 10 Jun 2011

Von Bing Yap
National University of Singapore
stayapvb(AT)nus.edu.sg

Yu Zheng
National University of Singapore
leftcoset(AT)gmail.com

21 Mar - 1 Apr 2011

 

 

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