Introduction to Partition Functions  16 - 27 July 2018

08:00 - 17:00
Room : BI B0 448

Organisers

Rüdiger Urbanke, EPFL

Nisheeth Vishnoi, EPFL

A mix of introductory lectures and research talks on partition functions and techniques for their computation, including methods such as Markov chains, correlation decay, belief propagation and convex optimization.

The main goal of this workshop would be to introduce the techniques to estimate or compute to compute partition functions in the following areas to a broad mathematical audience. The workshop will also have regular open discussion sessions.

  1. Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
  2. Belief Propagation and Bethe Approximation methods
  3. Scaling, analytical, polynomial-based methods
  4. Correlation decay methods
  5. Graph lifts based approach to estimate partition functions
  6. Real-stable polynomials and bounds on partition functions
  7. Entropy-based/convex optimization approach
Confirmed speakers Include:
  • Alexander Barvinok
  • Michael Chertkov
  • Peter Csikvari
  • Leonid Gurvits
  • Alex Samorodnitsky
  • Mohit Singh
  • Piyush Srivastava
  • Daniel Stefankovic
  • Eric Vigoda
  • Pascal Vontobel
  • Yitong Yin
Name University Dates of visit
Nima Ahmadipouranari University of California, Berkeley 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Alexander Barvinok University of Michigan 15/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
Ivona Bezakova Rochester Institute of Technology 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Somenath Biswas IIT Kanpur 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Michael Chertkov Los Alamos National Laboratory 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Amin Coja-Oghlan Goethe University 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Peter Csikvari Eötvös Loránd University 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Friedrich Eisenbrand EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Andreas Galanis University of Oxford 18/07/2018 - 26/07/2018
Vineet Goyal Columbia University 14/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Rohit Gurjar Caltech 12/07/2018 - 03/08/2018
Clément Hongler EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Navin Kashyap Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 15/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
Tamás Király Eötvös University 15/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
Florent Krzakala Université Pierre et Marie Curie 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Olivier Lévêque EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Nicolas Macris EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Aleksander Madry MIT 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Oren Mangoubi EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Aleksandar Nikolov University of Toronto 22/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Pablo Parrilo MIT 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Alex Samorodnitsky Hebrew University of Jerusalem 14/07/2018 - 21/07/2018
Mohit Singh Georgia Tech 16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018
Nikhil Srivastava University of California, Berkeley 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Piyush Srivastava Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 06/07/2018 - 03/08/2018
Daniel Stefankovic University of Rochester 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Nike Sun University of California, Berkeley 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Prasad Tetali Georgia Tech 15/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Rüdiger Urbanke EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Eric Vigoda Georgia Tech 18/07/2018 - 25/07/2018
Nisheeth Vishnoi EPFL 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Pascal Vontobel IEEE 15/07/2018 - 20/07/2018
Yitong Yin Nanjing University 16/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
Lenka Zdeborova CEA Saclay 15/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Total Guests : 34
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