Twelfth Annual Applied Probability Day

Monday May 10th, 2004

Columbia University, New York City
(Location: Interschool Lab, 7th Floor of CEPSR (Shapiro Engineering Center))


8:30-9:00 Coffee and Danish

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks: Chris C. Heyde, Director of CAP

9:15-10:00 Assaf Naor (Microsoft Research)
Shannon's Problem on the Monotonicity of Entropy

10:00-10:45 Yuval Peres (UC Berkeley)
A Stable Marriage of a Poisson Process and Lebesgue Measure

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:00 Amir Dembo (Stanford University)
Fractal geometry of simple random covering: late and favorite points

12:00-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-2:45 Timo Seppalainen (University of Wisconsin)
Inhomogeneities and the Hydrodynamic Limit of the Asymmetric Exclusion Process

2:45-3:30 Gennady Samorodnitsky (Cornell University)
Measuring the Length of Memory in Infinite Variance Stable Processes

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-4:45 Chris Heyde (Columbia University and Australia National University)
The Zoo of Non-classical Limit Theorems - Species Yet to be Classified

4:45-6:00 Wine and Cheese Reception

To Register:

REGISTRATION IS FREE, all are very welcome;
but please email to let us know that you plan to attend.


Applied Probability Day (APD) first took place in April 1992 at Columbia University as a one-day international event and has been successfully repeated annually since. It traditionally takes place on a Friday (although it is on a Monday this year), 9:00am-6:00pm, leaving the weekend free for visitors to enjoy the many attractions of New York City.

Directions and parking information

For inquiries:
(Chris Heyde, Director of CAP)
(Karl Sigman, Secretary of CAP)