The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) in 2013 will be co-hosted by the Department of Mathematics at Duke University and the Department of Statistics and Operations Research  at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from March 14 to March 16, 2013.

The main conference will be held on the 14th to the 16th of March 2013. On the 13th of March there will be a special set of lectures and discussions targeted at new researchers.  These new research lectures will be given by Andrea Montanari. Everyone is are welcome to attend the activities on the 13th.  The scheduled for the different days can be found here.

The talks on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will take place in the French Family Science center, room 2231. The talks on Saturday will be held in the Math/Physics Building, room 130.

The speakers will include (See the program for the titles and  abstracts and the schedule for the time table ):

A Map containing many of the important locations for the conference can be found here.

In 2013, some additional activities of particular interest to new researchers will be organized by the IMS new researchers committee. These activities will be coordinated with the main SSP program. They will begin the day before the main SSP program, with some activity on March 14, 2013. As part of these activities, Andrea Montanari will give a a series of introductory lectures.

One of the unique features of SSP is that the attendees have the chance to give a short informal blackboard talk of 8 min (due to high demand). Every effort will be made of accommodate all those who are interested, especially younger researchers. These short contributed talks will be organized at the conference.

The scientific committee consists of  Chris Burdzy (University of Washington, moderator), Amarjit Budhiraja (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Rene Carmona (Princeton), Steve Evans (University of California, Berkeley), Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah), Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University, Durham), Ed Perkins (University of British Columbia), Tom Salisbury (York University, Toronto), Ruth Williams (University of California, San Diego)

The local organizers are Amarjit Budhiraja and Jonathan Mattingly.

Funding request preferred by Feb 15th