STAR Workshop on Random Graphs 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to Nijmegen for a two-day workshop focused on random graphs and related topics, which takes place (in the pendulated Huygensgebouw, room HG00.304) on the campus of Radboud University Nijmegen on the 12th and 13th of April 2018.

Radboud University Nijmegen


Our event features some of the foremost researchers in the field, including Leslie Ann Goldberg, Frank den Hollander, Colin McDiarmid, Patrice Ossona de Mendez, and Bruce Reed.

For abstracts and further information, consult the workshop booklet.

Thursday, 12 April

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome coffee/tea
10:20 - 10:30 Opening by Lutgarde Buydens (Dean of FNWI)
10:30 - 11:30 Leslie Goldberg The Moran process: An algorithm modelling the spread of genetic mutations in populations
11:30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:30 Two short talks (Betken, Hoorn)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Eric Cator The contact process on random graphs: a new approach
14:30 - 14:55 One short talk (Ritter)
14:55 - 15:30 Coffee/tea break (conference photo first)
15:30 - 16:30 Colin McDiarmid Sampling from a high modularity graph
16:45 - 19:00 Borrel or bicycle ride
19:00 - Dinner reception

Friday, 13 April

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome coffee/tea
10:30 - 11:30 Patrice Ossona de Mendez Structural convergence and H-colorings of random graphs
11:30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:30 Two short talks (Šileikis, Bonnet)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Frank den Hollander Exploration on dynamic networks
14:30 - 14:55 One short talk (Kumar)
14:55 - 15:15 Coffee/tea break
15:15 - 15:40 One short talk (Cai)
15:40 - 16:40 Bruce Reed The Structure of A Random Graph from a Hereditary Family
16:45 - Closing borrel


The event is free and open to all, but participants are asked to register by email to rosskanggmailcom, including name and affiliation (as it might appear on a badge), dietary or other requirements, and expected day/time of arrival/departure.

The list of participants registered thus far includes Sven Polak (Amsterdam), Has Maassen (Nijmegen), Bas Terwijn (Nijmegen), Xing Shi Cai (Uppsala), Stijn Cambie (Nijmegen), Lena Yuditsky (Karlsruhe), Pim van der Hoorn (Northeastern), Wouter Cames van Batenburg (Nijmegen/ULB), Carina Betken (Osnabrück), Stephan Bussmann (Osnabrück), Matas Šileikis (Czech Academy of Sciences), Max Hahn-Klimroth (Frankfurt), Rémi de Joannis de Verclos (Nijmegen), Pankaj Kumar (Copenhagen Business School), Matthias Reitzner (Osnabrück), László Kozma (TU Eindhoven), Hassane Bouzahir (Ibn Zohr), David Sabonis (TU Munich/Copenhagen), Carla Groenland (Oxford), Daniel Ritter (Munich), Gilles Bonnet (Ruhr University Bochum), William Weimin Yoo (Leiden), Markus Schepers (Groningen), Henk Don (Nijmegen), Ben Hansen (Groningen), Nicolas Grelier (IMT Atlantique), Davis Issac (MPI Saarbrücken), Aida Abiad (Maastricht), Eric Cator (Nijmegen), Leslie Ann Goldberg (Oxford), Frank den Hollander (Leiden), Colin McDiarmid (Oxford), Patrice Ossona de Mendez (CNRS), Bruce Reed (CNRS/IMPA), Ross Kang (Nijmegen), Tobias Müller (Groningen).

Local information

The city of Nijmegen is a medium-sized municipality in the Netherlands, situated on the Waal river close to the Eastern border with Germany. It is friendly and liberal, with historical roots extending back two millennia.

Nijmegen is easily accessible by rail and in particular has a regular 90-minute connection to Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Other airports nearby are Eindhoven (100-minute connection, bus and train) and Weeze (45-minute connection, infrequent bus). For travel information within the Netherlands, is useful.

The campus of Radboud University is about 3 kilometres south of the city centre. To get to the workshop location by bus (stop "Huygensgebouw"), use 13, 15, 300 from the east side of the centre, or take the shuttle bus service 10 from nearer the Nijmegen train station. It is a 10 minute bicycle ride if, say, your accommodation provides free (or cheap) wheels. It could also be convenient to take a one-stop journey on a local train service (station "Nijmegen Heyendaal").

The campus has eduroam. Don't forget to set it up before leaving your home institution.

To give a Dutch spin on a tradition from the RS&A conference series, we hope to have a "random ride" on Thursday weather permitting, which may include part of the nearby "Zeven Heuvelen".

Sponsors and organisation

The meeting is made possible through the support of the Netherlands mathematics cluster "Stochastics – Theoretical and Applied Research" (STAR). It follows similar events in 2012, 2015, and 2017.

The organisers are Ross Kang and Tobias Müller.

STAR              Radboud University Nijmegen


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