2009 Southern California Probability Symposium

Event Date: 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Event Date Details: 

UC Irvine, Doheny Beach Room B, UCI Student Center

2009 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.


UC Irvine CampusDoheny Beach Room B (next to the West Courtyard, room A134B on map) at the UCI Student Center (building 113 on the map). 


9:45am-10:00am: Refreshments
10:00am-11:00am: M. Harrison (Stanford)
11:00am-11:15am: Break
11:15am-12:00pm: W. Zheng (UCI)
12:00pm-12:45pm: S. Roch (UCLA)
12:45pm-2:15pm: Lunch
2:15pm-3:00pm: E. Arias-Castro (UCSD)
3:00pm-3:15pm: Break
3:15pm-4:00pm: S. Lototsky (USC)
4:00pm-4:45pm: M. Ludkovski (UCSB)
5:30pm: Dinner

Access and Parking

Recommended parking is at the SCPS (Student Center Parking Structure) which is adjacent to the student center and is on Pereira Dr. and West Peltason, just off Campus Drive. See parking map. The student center is building 113 (in the Red Administration block and North-West of Aldrich park) and SCPS is North-West from it, marked in yellow). 

Participants must pay for their parking; UCI will honor monthly parking passes from other UC campuses.

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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