Heavy Tails and Long Range Dependence

Conference in honor of Gennady Samorodnitsky's 60th birthday.

Paris, June 20-22 2017

The workshop will focus on recent progress on theory and applications of ”non-standard” stochastic models, in particular those exhibiting heavy tails and/or long-range dependence. These models behave very differently from the ”usual” models that are typically based on Gaussian or Markovian stochastic processes. Both heavy tails and long-range dependence are observed in financial processes, teletraffic processes, climate/environmental data, and many other areas. Since many classical statistical tools break down in the presence of long-range dependence and/or absence of Gaussianity, it is important to understand how ”non-standard” models behave, how one simulates them, how one estimates their parameters, and how one predicts their behavior in the future. The workshop will include talks on self-similar (fractal-like) stochastic processes, stable and other infinitely divisible processes, geometry of the excursion sets of random fields, scale free random graphs, and connections between probability and ergodic theory.

Scientific Committee                                          Local organizing committee

Thomas Mikosch (chair)                                      

Serge Cohen                                                        Philippe Soulier
Vicky Fasen                                                          Maud Thomas
Henrik Hult                                                           Olivier Wintenberger
Bo Friis Nielsen
Jan Rosinski
Parthanil Roy
Philippe Soulier

Registration (free but mandatory)