Monday 13th February 2012 – 14:15 to 15:15

Speaker: Mykhaylo Shkolnikov (Stanford University)

We will discuss systems of diffusion processes on the real line, in which the dynamics of every single process is determined by its rank in the entire particle system. Such systems arise in mathematical finance and statistical physics, and are related to heavy-traffic approximations of queuing networks. Motivated by the applications, we address questions about invariant distributions, convergence to equilibrium and concentration of measure for certain statistics, as well as hydrodynamic limits and large deviations for these particle systems.

Parts of the talk are joint works with Amir Dembo, Tomoyuki Ichiba, Ioannis Karatzas, Soumik Pal and Ofer Zeitouni.

Part of the Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series