Probability Section Update

The Probability Section is pleased to announce a workshop and the speakers in its four invited sessions for the 2018 SSC Annual Meeting in Montréal.  

Aaron Smith of the University of Ottawa will run a workshop titled Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods.  To quote from the abstract “This workshop will give an introduction to various Monte Carlo methods, with a bias towards problems and algorithms that might contain some interest for probabilists and mathematical statisticians.”  We are very pleased to have Aaron running this workshop.


  • Limit Order Book Modeling
       Organized by: Anatoliy Swishchuk, University of Calgary
    • Bruno Rémillard, HEC Montréal
    • Claude Simard, Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Anatoliy Swishchuk, University of Calgary
  • Distribution-free testing for discrete distributions
      Organized by: Priscilla Greenwood, University of British Columbia
    • Estate Khmaladze, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
    • Hira Koul, Michigan State University
  • Probabilistic Aspects of Reliability Theory and Applications 
       Organized by:  N. Balakrishnan, McMaster University
    • Nozer Singpurwalla, Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong
    • Maxim Finkelstein, University of the Free State, South Africa
    • Olivier Gaudoin, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Limit Theorems in Change-Point Analysis
       Organized by: Yuliya Martsinyuk, University of Manitoba
    • Miklos Csörgő, Carleton University
    • Bruno Rémillard, HEC Montréal
    • Greg Rice, University of Waterloo

We are grateful to the organizers of the sessions for continuing to promote the diversity and depth of the Canadian probability community.

Again this year the Probability Section will be sponsoring student competitions for talks and poster presentations at the annual SSC meeting. More details about the 2018 competitions will be announced soon. Please contact Neal Madras at for further information.  

We look forward to continuing the tradition of a Probabilty Section dinner on the Monday evening of the SSC meeting. We encourage as many members as possible to join us for this enjoyable evening.

Richard Lockhart        
President, Probability Section







Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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