Markov Lecture

Markov Lecture

In 2005, the Applied Probability Society initiated the annual Markov Lecture, to be delivered in the fall of each year at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The intent is to both honor the associated speaker and to bring to the APS membership topical work of the highest calibre in our discipline. The Markov Lecturer is selected by the APS prize committee.

2022 Markov Lecturer
Elchanan Mossel
Professor of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2022 Markov Lecture Discussant
Miklos Racz
Assistant Professor of Operations Research & Financial Engineering
Associated Faculty in the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
Princeton University

Title: Stochastic Models of Information on Networks and Their Inference

Abstract: The talk will overview some of the models on information on networks studied in statistical physics, the social sciences, biological sciences and theoretical computer science. The talk will emphasize the role of the mathematical properties of these models in studying their inference.

Year Lecturer Affiliation Topic Discussant(s)
2021 Darrell Duffie Stanford University Mathieu Rosenbaum
2020 Sem Borst Eindhoven University of Technology Neil Walton
2019 Laurent Massoulié INRIA Finding Structures Planted in Random Graphs Bruce Hajek
Jiaming Xu
2018 Sara van de Geer ETH Zurich Adaptive Estimation using Regularized Empirical Risk Alexandre Belloni
2017 Paul Dupuis Brown University Methods for Model Approximation and Optimization in the Presence of Model Uncertainty Using Information Divergences Markos Katsoulakis
2016 Gareth Roberts University of Warwick Piecewise deterministic Markov processes for Monte Carlo Natesh Pillai  
Jeff Rosenthal
2015 David Yao Columbia University Risk Analytics Jose Blanchet  
Paul Glasserman
2014 Peter Glynn Stanford University Perspectives on Traffic Modeling Assaf Zeevi
Pierre L'Ecuyer
2013 Martin Reiman Bell Labs A Stochastic Programming Based Approach to Assemble-to-Order Inventory Systems Alan Scheller-Wolf
Amy Ward
2012 Jim Dai Cornell University and Georgia Tech  Stochastic Network Models for Hospital Inpatient Flow Management
Part I
Part II              
Baris Ata
Avi Mandelbaum              
2011 Francois Baccelli ENS and INRIA Routing on Point Processes David Gramarnik
Devavrat Shah
2010 Ward Whitt Columbia University Multiserver Queues with Time-Varying Arrival Rates Galit Yom-Tov
Bill Massey
2009 John N. Tsitsiklis MIT Information Aggregation and Consensus in Networks
Part I
Part II
Part III              
Ben Van Roy
Vivek Borkar
2008 Steve Shreve CMU Mixing Models to Capture Stock Price Volatility Paul Glasserman
Ronnie Sircar
2007 Ruth Williams UCSD Stochastic Networks with Resource Sharing Kavita Ramanan
Mark Squillante
2006 Bruce Hajek UIUC

On Connections between Network Coding and Stochastic Network Theory: An Introduction

Michael Mitzenmacher
R.W.R. Darling
2005 Avi Mandelbaum Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology QED Q’s: Quality & Efficiency Driven Telephone Call/Contact Centers Ger Koole
Marty Reiman