Australia-New Zealand Applied Probability Workshop

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Vine Inn Barossa, 7–10 April 2015

This workshop brought together national and international applied probability researchers to present and discuss the state-of-the-art research in this field.

Invited leading international speakers presented challenging topics and some of the latest results in the frontier. New theoretical and methodological contributions to applied probability were discussed. Attendees also attended presentations on the applications of new and existing techniques within epidemiology, ecology, finance, queueing systems and networks.

Associate Professor Dieker’s two-part talk Change of Measure: A Love Story, focused on research efforts where the “change of measure” technique was instrumental in the development of new theorems and simulation algorithms. The talk was well received by an audience able to share their own success stories of the technique.

Associate Professor Olvera-Cravioto also presented a two-part talk titled Queues in the Cloud: Generalising the Single Server Queue to Massively Parallel Networks. Her talk focused on a queueing model motivated by cloud computing capabilities in large server farms. The immediate application and intricate mathematics in her work were widely doscissed among participants.

Both speakers are well known in their area and they gave particularly inspiring talks.

MathSciNet Classification
60K20, 60J20, 60J28

Program structure

Web Links
http://maths.adelaide.edu.au/ANZAPW15

Other Sponsors
ACEMS, ANZIAM, University of Adelaide

Contact
Dr Giang Nguyen, University of Adelaide
g.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au

Organisers

Professor Nigel Bean, University of Adelaide
Dr Andrew Black, University of Adelaide
Professor Jeffrey Hunter, Auckland University of Technology
Professor Fima Klebaner, Monash University
Dr Yoni Nazarathy, The University of Queensland
Dr Giang Nguyen, University of Adelaide
Professor Phil Pollett, The University of Queensland
Dr Leonardo Rojas-Nandayapa, The University of Queensland
Dr Joshua Ross, University of Adelaide
Professor Peter Taylor, The University of Melbourne
Professor Ilze Ziedins, The University of Auckland

Special presenters

Associate Professor Ton Dieker, Georgia Tech/Columbia University
Research interests: applied probability, stochastic networks and stochastic analysis of algorithms
Associate Professor Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, Columbia University
Research interests: asymptotic analysis involving heavy-tailed distributions, analysis of information ranking algorithms and their large-scale behaviour, asymptotic properties of solutions to certain stochastic recursions, in particular, weighted branching processes

Participant Summary

Attendees

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES

XX

  • Academic

    64%

  • Postdocs

    0%

  • Post Graduates

    28%

  • Students

    8%

  • Industry

    0%

Gender

Gender Breakdown

State Breakdown
Victoria
50%
Australian Capital Territory
50%
New South Wales
50%
Queensland
0%
South Australia
0%
Western Australia
0%
Tasmania
0%
Northern Territory
0%
International
0%
Citizenship Status
Domestic - 60%
50%
International - 40%
50%
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