Toggle Accessibility Tools

S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan

We are honored to have an internationally renowed probabilist, Professor S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Frank J. Gould Professor of Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, currently visiting the Departments of Statistics & Probability, and Mathematics as Norbert Wiener & James F. Hannan Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Varadhan was born January 2, 1940 in Madras (Chennai). He received his undergraduate B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1959 from Presidency College, Madras and Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute in 1963. Since 1963, he has been at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Varadhan is among the world’s most gifted probabilists. His ground-breaking work on large deviations provides a unified framework to study the occurrences of rare outcomes in complex systems.
His probabilistic/statistical insights have been applied in diverse fields, such as quantum field theory, population dynamics, finance, econometrics and traffic engineering. Varadhan is member of several National Academies of Sciences and Arts, including the U.S., India and Norway. He was elected to Fellowships of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Third World Academy of Sciences, the IMS, the Royal Society, the SIAM and the AMS. He has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science (2010), the Padma Bhushan (2008) from the Government of India, the Abel Prize (2007) from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Leroy P. Steele Prize (1996), the Birkhoff Prize (1994), and honrary degrees from Universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie (2003) and from the Indian Statistical Institute (2004). 

Schedule:

Entropy and Large Deviations
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1420 BPS
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lecture Slides

Scaling Limits of Large Systems
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
C204 Wells Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lecture Slides

Large Deviations for Translation Invariant Functionals of Brownian Occupation Times
Thursday, April 2, 2015
C405 Wells Hall
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Lecture Slides

news

July 22, 2021 MSU statistician attains uncommon Institute of Mathematical Statistics "Annals quadfecta" status

MSU statistician attains uncommon Institute of Mathematical Statistics "Annals quadfecta" status

June 24, 2021 STT presents William L. Harkness Award to PhD student

PhD student Nilanjan Chakraborty was recently presented with the William L. Harkness Award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student.

May 20, 2021 STT Undergraduate Student Andrew McDonald Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Mr. Andrew McDonald, an Honors College junior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Engineering; and Statistics, and Advanced Mathematics in the College of Natural Science, has been named a recipient of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

May 10, 2021 Yijun Zuo elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Professor Yijun Zuo has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellows of the IMS are selected based on “demonstrated distinction in research in statistics or probability,” and the fellowship process is highly competitive.

upcoming events

Colloquium - Jingshu Wang

Institution: University of Chicago
Title: [TBA]
Date: October 5, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Aaditya Ramdas

Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Title: [TBA]
Date: October 12, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Lucas Mentch

Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Title: Random Forests: Why They Work and Why That's a Problem
Date: October 19, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time

Colloquium - Sam Pimentel

Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Title: [TBA]
Date: November 2, 2021
Location: Zoom (Click here for meeting details)
Time: 10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Eastern Time