August 8-9, 2022 at UNC Chapel Hill

The Statistics and Operations research department is organizing the second installment of the Southeastern Probability Conference 2022 (the first  SEPC of 2022 was held at the end of May, 2022 at Duke). Here you can find general information about the venue, schedule etc.  Owing to generous support from NSF, we have some funding for graduate students and postdocs, see here for more information on application, procedure and deadlines.

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The talks will be held in Phillips Hall, Room 215. It is probably easiest to find this room by entering Phillips through the main entrance on Cameron Street. Coffee in the mornings and during Coffee breaks will be in Phillips 206.

Schedule and abstracts

This is the tentative schedule. Order of speakers will potentially change.

Titles and abstracts of the talks. 

August 8

9:30 – coffee [Phillips 206]

10-10:45: Spectral analysis of randomly sketched projection matrices: from iterative linear solvers to randomized singular value decomposition:  Elizaveta Rebrova (Princeton ORFE)

10:45-11:15: Coffee break [Phillips 206]

11:15-12 Evolutionary Genomics: A Probabilistic Perspective:  Sebastien Roch (Wisconsin)


2-2:45 Consensus and discordance in the Axelrod model for the dynamics of cultures: Nicolas Lanchier (Arizona State)

3-3:45 Exact Community Recovery in Correlated Stochastic Block Models: Julia Gaudio (Northwestern, IE and MS)

3:45-4:15: Coffee Break [Phillips 206]

4:15-5 New phenomena in the hydrodynamic limits of crystal surface jump processes: Anya Katsevich (NYU)

August 8: Reception

Reception follows at 5:10 pm in Hanes Hall. Food on the first floor of Hanes Hall (the computer lab). We suggest getting food and hanging out on the Quad. Map so you can get your bearing here:


August 9

9:00 – coffee [Phillips 206]

10:00-10:45 Multiscale approximations in stochastic biochemical networks: Hye-Won Kang (U of Maryland, Balatimore County)

11:15-12:00 Extreme eigenvalues of random graphs with growing degrees: Jiaoyang Huang (NYU)



Organizers, contact info and funding


    • Coffee: Closest walkable good cafe is Epilogue books and chocolate brews. Further from the university, Caffe Driade and Grey Squirrel coffee are phenomenal but probably require a car.
    • Lunch: Franklin Street has a relatively good collection of restaurants both for sandwiches, Mexican food (examples: A, B), Indian Food (examples: A, B) etc.




Supported by NSF grant DMS 2011385.


Co-sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.



Supported by the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, UNC Chapel Hill.