CAP Summer School in Applied Probability:

July 21-24, 2001

Co-sponsored by IBM Research

July 21-24, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (right before the 11th INFORMS APS 2001 Conference, http://www.cap.columbia.edu/informs-aps/ap-2001.html)
 

This summer school is aimed at Ph.D students and junior faculty. The level will be from introductory (e.g. introduction to the topic) onwards and is meant to allow people to learn about and get active in cutting-edge research topics in applied probability.
 

CAP successfully ran such an event 3 years ago: http://www.cap.columbia.edu/CAP-97-Summer.html

LOCATION:

At Columbia University, Schapiro CEPSR Bldg., Room 750--Interschool Lab, 530 W. 120th St. (enter campus at 116th st. & Broadway on weekends)
 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE July 21-24:

Saturday:

MORNING:
10:00AM-10:30  COFFEE & OPENING REMARKS
10:30-12:00noon

12-2:00PM LUNCH

AFTERNOON:
2:00PM-3:30
3:30-4:00 COFFEE
4:00-5:30

Sunday-Tuesday:

MORNING:
8:30AM-10:00
10:00-10:30  COFFEE
10:30-12:00noon

12-2:00PM LUNCH

AFTERNOON:
2:00PM-3:30
3:30-4:00 COFFEE
4:00-5:30

LECTURERS & TOPICS:

July 21: One full day on Optimization with applications in telecommunications/networking (sponsored by Columbia's Computational Optimization Research Center (CORC) http://corc.ieor.columbia.edu/. (main lecturers: Daniel Bienstock, Columbia U.; Alan J. King, IBM Research). Start time is 10:00am.

July 22: One full day on Financial Engineering/Mathematical and Computational Finance (main lecturers: Hui Wang, Brown U.; Steve Kou, Columbia U.)

July 23: One full day on Stochastic Networks (main lecturer: Sean Meyn, U. Illinois, Urbana Champaign)

July 24: One full day on  Long-range dependence, and heavy-tailed distributions (main lecturers: Chris C. Heyde, Director of CAP, Columbia U.; Peter Glynn, Stanford U. )

Various CAP faculty/members will attend and participate.
http://www.cap.columbia.edu/CAP-faculty.html
 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE July 25-27:

11th INFORMS APS 2001 Conference, http://www.cap.columbia.edu/informs-aps/ap-2001.html

All attending students will also spend much of Friday, July 27, at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where they will learn about new and emerging technologies, and exciting research activities in both the science and the application of applied probability and related fields in Operations Research.  More details will be available soon.
 

APPLICANTS:

The number of accepted applicants is limited to about 35, and funds will be awarded by CAP/IBM to fully cover travel and housing for the accepted Ph.D. students, and some funding for the junior faculty. Accepted candidates are expected to attend the 11th INFORMS APS 2001 Conference, http://www.cap.columbia.edu/informs-aps/ap-2001.html
(All funding is on a case-by-case competitive/need basis.)
 

HOW TO APPLY:

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. The Program is full. Sorry, no on-site registration.