2013 Southern California Probability Symposium

Event Date: 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Event Date Details: 

USC Campus, Kaprelian Hall (KAP) 414

2013 Southern California Probability Symposium

The Southern California Probability Symposium (SCPS) is an annual event. Probablists from Southern California and beyond have been gathering at the SCPS since its inception. Ted Harris (USC) founded the symposium in about 1970 to spur the exchange of ideas and foster research collaborations within the region. This annual gathering has contributed to the development of a vibrant community of probablists in Southern California, and continues to serve as an exciting place for interactions.


USC Campus, Kaprelian Hall (KAP) 414


9:15am-9:50am: Refreshments
9:50am-10:00am: Jason Schweinsberg (UCSD)
10:40am-11:10am: Break
11:10am-12:00pm: Qi He (UCI)
12:00pm-2:50pm: Lunch
2:50pm-3:20pm: Break
3:20pm-4:10pm: Eviatar B. Procaccia (UCLA)
4:10pm-5:00pm: Marco Frittelli (University of Milano, UCSB)
6:00pm: Dinner

Access and Parking

Maps and Directions

USC Maps

Free parking is available - just tell the parking booth attendant that you are going to the Probability Symposium (NOT Southern California Probability Symposium). Campus access is by either Entrance 5 (northern edge of campus at Jefferson Blvd. and McClintock Ave) or Entrance 1 (off Exposition Blvd on the South side of campus). Either way, parking is in Parking structure A, close to Kaprelian Hall where the conference takes place.

Kaprelian Hall is on the Western edge of campus, at the intersection of Vermont Ave. and 26th Place.

Symposium History

The first Southern California Probability Symposium was organized circa 1970 by Ted Harris (USC). Harris made substantial contributions to the field of probability. As such, Harris chains, in the study of stochastic processes, and the Harris inequality, in statistical physics, honorably carry his name. The Ted Harris Memorial Issue of the Annals of Applied Probability (Volume 39, Number 2) contains several articles that highlight many of his important contributions. Harris served as the first coordinator of the SCPS for approximately 10 years. The continued success of this annual event is one of his many legacies. Ted Harris passed away in 2005.

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