21st Applied Probability Day: Honoring Ward Whitt

FRIDAY, April 21, 2017

With deep affection and appreciation we honor our colleague Ward Whitt, who just turned 75 years old, for his decades of landmark contributions in applied probability, operations research and related topics, spanning theory and applications, and for his exceptional and generous mentorship to so many. Ward is currently the Wai T. Chang Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University where he has been since 2002. After completing his doctorate from Cornell University in 1969, and spending one year at Stanford University, he then became a faculty member at Yale University (1969-1977) after which (1977—2002) he was a researcher at Bell Labs/AT&T Labs. Some of his honors/awards include:
Member of The National Academy of Engineering (since 1996). INFORMS von Neumann Prize (for theory) 2001. INFORMS Lanchester Prize for his book “Stochastic-Process Limits” (2002)

Date: FRIDAY, April 21, 2017*

Room 303
S. W. Mudd Building
500 W. 120th St.
Columbia University
New York City

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Registration is FREE, all are welcome to join! (But please RSVP so we can plan various events accordingly):

SPEAKERS & SCHEDULE (Titles of talks to be announced):

10:00 - 10:15AM   Opening remarks, Karl Sigman, Director of CAP
10:15 - 11:00AM   Søren Asmussen (Aarhus University, Department of Mathematics)
'Martingales for Levy processes, Markov additive processes and phase-type distributions'
11:00 - 11:45AM   Peter Glynn (Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering)
'Heavy Traffic, Sequential Stopping, and Asymptotic Efficiency'
11:45 - 12:00PM   Further discussion/announcements
12:00 - 2:00PM   LUNCH
2:00 - 2:45PM   Avi Mandelbaum (Technion, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management)
'"Theompirical" Research in OR (MS/IE/OM), or Theoretical & Empirical Journeys through Service Systems'
2:45 - 3:30PM   William Massey (Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering)
'Dynamic Rate Transience for Offered and Carried Load Queues'
3:30 - 4:00PM   Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:45PM   Marty Reiman (Columbia University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)
'Intertwined Tales of Time (and Space) Scales'
4:45 - 5:30PM   WINE AND CHEESE

* Honoring Ward Whitt Day 2 (SATURDAY, April 22, 2017)

For more information, please email cap@columbia.edu.

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