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September 4-8, 2017



Probability, Combinatorics

and Algorithms









The YEP workshop series is an annually recurring workshop aimed at Young (European) Probabilists, i.e., researchers at the PhD and Postdoc level in probability and related areas. This year, the topic of YEP XIV are Networks. Since networks are naturally at the interface between various different mathematical disciplines, this YEP will focus not only on purely probabilistic aspects, but also take a more combinatorial and algorithmic perspective. The workshop consists of two parts: the first part is three mini-courses about important recent developments. The second part consist of talks by young researchers.




Luca Avena Leiden University
Jop Briët CWI
Tim Hulshof TU Eindhoven
Julia Komjathy TU Eindhoven
Viresh Patel University of Amsterdam
Guus Regts University of Amsterdam



Amin Coja-Oghlan Goethe Universität
Pietro Caputo Universitŕ Roma Tre
Manuel Cabezas Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Alexander Fribergh Université de Montréal



Agnes Backhaus Eötvös Loránd University
Lorenzo Federico TU Eindhoven
Hakan Guldas Leiden University
Leo Miolane INRIA ENS
Matteo Quattropani Roma Tre
Andrea Roccaverde Leiden University
Nick Simm University of Warwick
Nicos Starreveld University of Amsterdam
Shravas Rao New York University
Wioletta Ruszel TU Delft
Réka Szabó University of Groningen
Daniel Valesin University of Groningen


MONDAY September 4



TUESDAY September 5



WEDNESDAY September 6



THURSDAY September 7



FRIDAY September 8






Amin Coja-Oghlan

Local convergence of graphs and applications

The mini-course is an introduction to local convergence of sparse graph sequences. Initiated by Benjamini and Schramm around 15 years ago, the theory recently advanced in several directions with many remarkable applications. We will discuss some key examples, with special emphasis on the case of sparse random graphs. The main applications we shall present are the asymptotic enumeration of spanning trees and the limiting spectral distribution in sparse random graph sequences. In both cases the theory of local convergence allows one to compute the quantities of interest directly in terms of the underlying limiting object.

Manuel Cabezas + Alexander Fribergh

The ant in the labyrinth

he ant in the labyrinth is a term coined in 1976 by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes to refer to the simple random walk on a critical percolation cluster of the d-dimensional integer lattice.
He proposed to study this model since it is the canonical example of diffusion in critical environments.

The goal of this mini-course is to present the history of this model and to communicate some of the recent progress towards understanding this model in the high-dimensional case. In particular, we will present a very detailed result obtained for the simple random walk on critical branching random walks on the d-dimensional integer lattice. This simplified model is strongly believed to share a common scaling limit with the critical percolation case, a behaviour that is expected to be universal in high dimension.
Presenting this topic will lead us to discuss a wide variety of subjects: random walks in random environments, critical trees, critical graphs, the super-brownian motion …




Eurandom, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, TU Eindhoven,

Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ  EINDHOVEN,  The Netherlands

Eurandom is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Metaforum building (4th floor) (about the building). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven main railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).
Accessibility TU/e campus and map.




Registration is free, but compulsory for speakers and participants. Registration is now open. Please go to: REGISTRATION YEP




For invited speakers and organizers we will take care of accommodation. Other attendees will have to make their own arrangements.

For hotels around the university, please see: Hotels (please note: prices listed are "best available").  Reimbursement available up to 80 euro per night.

More hotel options can be found on the webpages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.



For those arriving by plane, there is a convenient direct train connection between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Eindhoven. This trip will take about one and a half hour. For more detailed information, please consult the NS travel information pages.

Many low cost carriers also fly to Eindhoven Airport. There is a bus connection to the Eindhoven central railway station from the airport. (Bus route number 401) For details on departure times consult http://www.9292ov.nl

The University  can be reached easily by car from the highways leading to Eindhoven (for details, see our route descriptions or consult our map with highway connections.


      Conference facilities : Conference room, Metaforum Building  MF11&12

The meeting-room is equipped with a data projector, an overhead projector, a projection screen and a blackboard. Please note that speakers and participants making an oral presentation are kindly requested to bring their own laptop or their presentation on a memory stick.


      Conference Secretariat

Upon arrival, participants should register with the workshop officer, and collect their name badges. The workshop officer will be present for the duration of the conference, taking care of the administrative aspects and the day-to-day running of the conference: registration, issuing certificates and receipts, etc.



Should you need to cancel your participation, please contact Patty Koorn, the Workshop Officer.


     ●      Contact

Mrs. Patty Koorn, Workshop Officer, Eurandom/TU Eindhoven, koorn"at"eurandom.tue.nl





Last updated 17-07-17,
by PK

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