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 We will host an NSF/CBMS Follow-Up Conference: Gaussian Random Fields, Fractals, SPDEs, and Extremes on August 12-13, 2022 as a hybrid meeting in person on UAH campus and remotely via Zoom.

Confirmed Invited Speakers


We recommend you stay at

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at Space & Rocket Center

      93 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
      Located 0.9 miles away from UAH campus
      256.430.9888, 800.325.0720

(Due to the COVID situation, we cannot reserve a block of rooms for our conference. Please make your own reservation.)

Tentative Schedule and Abstracts

CBMS Follow-Up Conference Tentative Schedule and Abstracts

(Huntsville is in the Central Time Zone. All the in person conference will be held in Room 105, SST)

Friday, August 12 (Chair: Toka Diagana)

8:30-8:50 Refreshments and Coffee
8:50-9:00 Opening, Toka Diagana (Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences at UAH)
9:00-9:45  Yimin Xiao (Michigan State University), Local times and geometric properties of Gaussian random fields Slides
9:45-10:30 Carl Mueller (University of Rochester), Polymer survival among random obstacles Slides
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Chunsheng Ma (Wichita State University), Power-law Levy processes, power-law vector random fields, and some extensions Slides
11:45-1:30 Lunch at Room 105, SST
1:30-2:15 Xia Chen (University of Tennessee at Knoxville), Intermittency for hyperbolic Anderson equations with time-independent Gaussian noise: Stratonovich regime Slides
2:15-3:00 Yaozhong Hu (University of Alberta), Asymptotics of the density of parabolic Anderson random fields Slides

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:15 Xiong Wang (Johns Hopkins University), Necessary and sufficient conditions to solve parabolic Anderson model with rough noise Slides
4:15-500 Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah), Optimal regularity of SPDEs with additive noise Slides

Saturday, August 13 (Chair: Dongsheng Wu)

8:30-9:00 Refreshments and Coffee
9:00-9:45 Renming Song (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Heat kernel estimates for Dirichlet forms degenerate at the boundary Slides
9:45-10:30 Vladas Pipiras (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), A physical model with cyclical long-range dependence Slides
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Erkan Nane (Auburn University, Level of noise and long time behavior of space-time fractional SPDEs in bounded domains Slides
11:45-12:30 Mozhgan Entekhabi (Florida A and M University) Inverse problems for wave propagation in 2 and 3 dimensions Slides




Principal Lecturer: Yimin Xiao, MSU Foundation Professor

Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University

August 02-06, 2021, University of Alabama in Huntsville


This CBMS conference is a hybrid meeting.

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Principal Lecturer

Principal lecturer Professor Yimin Xiao is an MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University. He got his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1996. After taking post-doctoral positions at the University of Utah and Microsoft, he became an assistant professor at Michigan State University in 2000 and moved through the ranks to Full Professor in 2005. He has been named MSU Foundation Professor at Michigan State University since July 2018. In 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). His research has been continuously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 1998, and he has served as a panelist for NSF and as a reviewer for proposals from ARO, NSA, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Professor Xiao is also actively engaged in other national and international professional activities. He has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Statistics and Probability Letters since 2011, and as a Managing Editor for Journal of Fractal Geometry since 2013, and as an editorial board member for Illinois Journal of Mathematics and Science China Mathematics. He has served as an organizer for invited paper or special sessions at numerous international and national conferences. In particular, as a PI (with co-PI V. Mandrekar), he organized an NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences entitled "Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations" at Michigan State University, August 19-23, 2013.

 Professor Xiao has delivered numerous talks at major international conferences, and taught short graduate courses related to his research at universities in Marburg (Germany, 2005), Wuhan (China, 2009), Braunschweig (Germany, 2010), Guangzhou (China, 2012, 2015), University of Science and Technology (China, 2014), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China, 2015), Northwestern University (U.S.A., 2016), and L'Universite de Lille (France, 2018). The formats of those short courses he delivered were quite similar to the series of lectures that he will present here. Most of all, Professor Xiao is widely known as a lecturer who conveys an unbounded and infectious enthusiasm for his subject of study.

Tentative Schedule and Abstracts

Tentative Schedule and Abstracts (Huntsville is in the Central Time Zone)

Sunday, August 1

6:30p.m.-8:00p.m. Informal Reception at Room 126 A, CTC (Campus Map)

Monday, August 2 (Chair: Toka Diagana)

7:00-8:15 Breakfast at Room 109, SST
8:15-8:45 Onsite registration in front of Room 109, SST
8:45-9:00 Opening, Dr. Rainer Steinwandt (Dean, College of Science)
9:00-10:00  Yimin Xiao, Lecture 1 Lecture 1_Slides
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 2 Lecture 2_Slides
11:30-12:30 Carl Mueller (University of Rochester), The radius of a moving polymer Slides
12:30-2:00 Lunch at CTC
2:00-3:00 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 3 Lecture 3_Slides
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-3:55 Chunsheng Ma (Wichita State University), Peakedness comparison for hyperbolic cosine and sine ratio random fields Slides
3:55-4:20 Sefika Kuzgun (University of Kansas), Convergence of densities for stochastic heat equation Slides
4:20-4:45 Ruxiao Qian (Lehigh University), Intermittency property of stochastic heat and wave Equations with Dobri\'{c} Ojeda type noise Slides

Tuesday, August 3 (Chair: Erkan Nane)

7:00-8:30 Breakfast at CTC
8:30-9:00 Onsite registration in front of Room 109, SST
9:00-10:00 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 4 Lecture 4_Slides
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 5 Lecture 5_Slides
11:30-12:30 Vladas Pipiras (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Some extreme value problems arising with ship motions Slides
12:30-2:00 Lunch at CTC
2:00-3:00 Raluca Balan (University of Ottawa), Stratonovich solution for the wave equation Slides
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-3:55 Hailin Sang (The University of Mississippi), Local limit theorem for linear random fields Slides
3:55-4:20 Jeonghwa Lee (Truman State University), Hurst estimation for operator scaling Random fields Slides
4:20-4:45 Yanghui Liu (CUNY), Numerical stochastic integrations and limit theorems Slides

Wednesday, August 4 (Chair: Xia Chen)

7:00-8:30 Breakfast at Room 109, SST
9:00-10:00 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 6 Lecture 6_Slides
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 7 Lecture 7_Slides
11:30-12:30 Yaozhong Hu (University of Alberta), Stochastic heat equation with general nonlinear spatial rough Gaussian noise Slides
12:30-2:00 Lunch at Room 109, SST
2:00-2:25 Youssef Hakiki (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Images of fractional Brownian motion with deterministic drift: Positive Lebesgue measure and non-empty interior Slides
2:25-2:50 Yassine Nachit (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco), Local times for systems of non-linear stochastic heat equations Slides
2:50-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-3:55 Yujia Ding (Claremont Graduate University), Linear multifractional stable sheets in the broad sense: Existence and joint continuity of local times Slides
3:55-4:20 Nhu Nguyen (University of Connecticut), Stochastic Lotka-Volterra competitive reaction-diffusion systems perturbed by space-time white noise: Modeling and analysis Slides
4:20-4:45 Han Yu (University of Northern Colorado), The SPDE/GMRF-based approach to the spatio-temporal dynamics of crowdfunding campaign Slides
6:00-9:00 Conference Banquet at Room 126 A, CTC

Thursday, August 5 (Chair: Oana Mocioalca) 

7:00-8:30 Breakfast at Room 109, SST
9:00-10:00 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 8 Lecture 8_Slides
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 9 Lecture 9_Slides
11:30-12:30 Xia Chen (University of Tennessee), Necessary and sufficient condition for the solvability of the hyperbolic Anderson models with Gaussian noise that is fractional in times Slides
12:30-2:00 Lunch at CTC
2:00-2:25 Ummugul Bulut (Texas A&M University-San Antonio), A stochastic model of Avian Influenza in the migratory birds Slides
2:25-2:50 S. Y. Samadi and T. P. D. Alwis (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Fourier method on sufficient dimension reduction in time series Slides
2:50-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Problems and Discussion

Friday, August 6 (Chair: Dongsheng Wu)

7:00-8:30 Breakfast at CTC
9:00-10:00 Yimin Xiao, Lecture 10 Lecture 10_Slides
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah), Phase analysis of a family of stochastic reaction-diffusion equations Slides
11:30-11:55 Marek Slaby (Fairleigh Dickinson University), Explicit solutions of the extended Skorokhod problems in affine transformations of time-dependent strata Slides
11:55-12:20 Olena Atlasiuk (Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), On generic boundary-value problems for differential systems in Sobolev spaces Slides
12:30-2:00 Lunch at CTC
 2:00-3:30 Problems and Discussion


List of Participants

Notes on Logistics

Notes on Logistics


Warning: We do not authorize any travel agency to take care of accommodations for the conference. Thank you.


 Charger Village Residence Hall

John Wright Drive
Located on the UAH campus, adjacent to the Shelby Center

 We have reserved a block of rooms at Charger Village Residence Hall at a rate of $25 per night for a single room with linens (with shared bathroom) or at a rate of $45 per night for a two bedroom suite with linens (with private bathroom). The cutoff date for reservation is June 30, 2021. Please email to make your reservation. 

Drury Inn & Suites Huntsville at Space & Rocket Center

      93 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
      Located 0.9 miles away from UAH campus
      256.430.9888, 800.325.0720

Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center

      5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama 35805

      Located 1.4 miles away from UAH campus





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