Modern Applied Probability. A workshop in celebration of Sergey Foss’ 65th birthday

15-17 May 2019

ICMS, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

Scientific Organisers


  • Burak Buke, University of Edinburgh
  • Denis Denisov, University of Manchester
  • Seva Shneer, Heriot-Watt University

The objective of the workshop is to mark the birthday of Sergey Foss (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh) and to celebrate his achievements in Applied Probability, Queueing Theory and Communication Sciences. Funding will be available for PhD students and other early-career researchers who can further benefit from attending an LMS lecture course (20-24 May 2019, Edinburgh) on financial mathematics in life insurance which will be given by Soren Asmussen after this workshop.

This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the London Mathematical Society and the Maxwell Institute.

Provisional list of speakers:

Venkat Anantharam, EECS at UC Berkeley
Soren Asmussen, Aarhus University
Francois Baccelli, University of Texas at Austin
Onno Boxma, Eindhoven University of Technology
Mikhail Chebunin, Novosibirsk State University
Denis Denisov, University of Manchester
Peter Glynn, Stanford University
Istvan Gyongy, University of Edinburgh
Jennie Hansen, Heriot-Watt University
Takis Konstantopoulos, University of Liverpool
Dima Korshunov, Lancaster University
Artem Kovalevskii, Novosibirsk State University
Guenter Last, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Nelly Litvak, University of Twente
Masakiyo Miyazawa, Tokyo University of Science
Ilya Molchanov, University of Bern
Thomas Mountford, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Zbigniew Palmowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Kavita Ramanan, Brown University
Tomasz Rolski, University of Wroclaw
Sasha Stolyar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Vitali Wachtel, University of Augsburg
Sergei Zuyev, University of Gothenburg
Bert Zwart, CWI
Stan Zachary                                                         



Invited Speakers
Invited speakers were sent an email invitation from ICMS on 12 February.

Other Participants
If you would like to participate in this workshop please APPLY HERE. If you are interested in attending this workshop the closing date for applications is 12 April 2019. Limited funding will be available for UK based PhD students and other early-career researchers. If you wish to apply for this funding please indicate this in the application form. Please note there will be a registration fee of £30 to attend this workshop (excluding speakers and organisers). This fee will also apply to local applicants ie: students from Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh.



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