Workshop Program


Monday, May 18

9:15-9:45       Registration
9:45-10:00     Welcome from J. Murray Gibson (Founding Dean, College of Science, NEU)
Welcome from Chris King (Chair, Department of Mathematics)
Welcome from Reza Ghanadan (DARPA), via Skype
10:00-11:00    Michael Farber “Topology of large random simplicial complexes”
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-12:30    Richard Kenyon “A variational principle for permutations”
12:30-14:30    Lunch
14:30-15:30    David Rideout “Complex networks as Lorentzian geometries”
15:30-16:00    Coffee Break
16:00-17:00    Ali Jadbabaie “From coverage verification in blind sensor networks to simplicial PageRank”

Tuesday, May 19

10:00-11:00    Matthew Kahle “The threshold for homology with integer coefficients”
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-12:30    Yuliy Baryshnikov “Random configurations with topological constraints”
12:30-14:30    Lunch
14:30-15:30    Ginestra Bianconi “Complex quantum network geometries”
15:30-16:00    Coffee Break
16:00-17:00    Jacob Fox “Chromatic number, clique subdivisions and the conjectures of Hajos and Erdos-Fajtlowicz”

Wednesday, May 20

10:00-11:00    Anthony Coolen “New analytical tools for loopy random graphs”
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-12:30    Sukhada Fadnavis “Asymptotic properties of the edge-triangle ERGM”
12:30-14:30    Lunch
14:30-15:30    László Miklós Lovász “Left and right convergence of bounded degree graphs”
15:30-16:00    Coffee Break
16:00-17:00    Sayan Mukherjee “Stochastic topology: random walks and percolation”
18:00              Dinner

Thursday, May 21

10:00-11:00    Iraj Saniee “Hyperbolicity and centrality in informational networks”
11:00-11:30    Coffee Break
11:30-12:30    Eric Kolaczyk “On the propagation of low-rate measurement error to subgraph counts in large, sparse networks”
12:30-14:30    Lunch
14:30-15:30    Mei Yin “Asymptotics for sparse exponential random graph models”
15:30-16:00    Coffee Break
16:00-17:00    Yufei Zhao “Large deviations in random graphs”
17:00               Reception for Workshop participants; the Math Lounge, 553 Lake Hall