May 23, 2018

September 17, 2005
Carleton Applied Probability Day

Carleton University, Ottawa

Organizers: A. Bose, D. Panario, Y. Zhao

Friday Sept. 16 -- Colloquium Talk
15:30-16:30 (Coffee 15:00)Room: 4351 HP
Speaker: Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Concentration and moment inequalities for functions of independent random variables

Saturday September 17, 2005
4351 HP, Carleton University

Carleton Applied Probability Day


Barbara Gonzalez
Mathematics Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Modeling teletraffic arrivals by a Poisson cluster process


Haipeng Shen
Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A Queueing-Science Look at a Telephone Call Center.

Lunch Break

Wojciech Szpankowski
Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
Analytic Algorithmics, Combinatorics and Information Theory

Damon Wischik
Department of Computer Science University College London (UCL)
Queueing theory for TCP/IP
Colloquium Talk Friday, September 16, 2005
15:30-16:30 (Coffee 15:00)Room: 4351 HP

    Speaker: Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
    Concentration and moment inequalities for functions of independent random variables

    A general method for obtaining concentration inequalities for functions of independent random variables is presented. It is a generalization of the entropy method which has been used to derive concentration inequalities for such functions, and is based on a generalized tensorization inequality due to Latala and Oleszkiewicz.

    The new inequalities prove to be a versatile tool in a wide range of applications. We illustrate the power of the method by showing how it can be used to effortlessly re-derive classical inequalities including Rosenthal and Kahane-Khinchine-type inequalities for sums of independent random variables, moment inequalities for suprema of empirical processes, and moment inequalities for Rademacher chaos and $U$-statistics. We also provide examples involving random combinatorial entropies.

    We generalize Talagrand's exponential inequality for Rademacher chaos of order two to any order. We also discuss applications for other complex functions of independent random variables, such as suprema of boolean polynomials which include, as special cases, sub graph counting problems in random graphs.
    (Joint work with S. Boucheron, O. Bousquet, and P. Massart)

Accommodation Resources

Participants are asked to make their own accommodation reservations. We are happy to provide the information below to assist in your selection.

There is a list of hotels and B&Bs at

Walking distance to Carleton (B&Bs in the Glebe):

    A Rose on Colonel By
    9 Rosedale Ave., Ottawa (At canal, close to Carleton)
    Tel: (613) 291-7831
    Rates: From $95.00 single, $110 double/ night
    By the Way
    310 First Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 232-6840
    Rates: $70.00 single, $85.00 double/ night
    Alanbury House Bed & Breakfast
    119 Strathcona Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 234-8378
    Rates: From $109.00 to $159.00
    Echo Bank House
    700 Echo Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 730-0254
    Rates: $85.00/night

Hotels (none within walking distance)

    Monterey Inn Resort
    2259 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 226-5813, 1-800-565-1311 (CAN/USA)
    Rates: From $125.00/ night
    Lord Elgin Hotel
    100 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8
    Tel: 613-235-3333, toll-free: 1-800-267-4298
    Fax: 613-235-3223
    Rates: $ 113, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: Wnterlude in February, Jun 29/03 - Jul 02/03
    Delta Ottawa
    361 Queen Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
    Tel: 613-238-6000, toll-free: 1-800-268-1133
    Fax: 613-238-2290
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy
    Crowne Plaza Ottawa
    101 Lyon Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9
    Tel: 613-237-3600, toll-free: 1-1-800-227-6963
    Fax: 613-237-2351
    Rates: $ 132, single/double occupancy
    The Westin Ottawa
    11 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9H4
    Tel: 613-560-7000, toll-free: 1-800-937-8461
    Fax: 613-560-2707
    Rates: $ 179, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: December 31
    Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
    130 Besserer Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
    Tel: 613-232-2000, toll-free: 1-800-267-1989
    Fax: 613-232-1242
    Rates: $ 134, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: July 1
    Arc The Hotel
    140 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1P 5H6
    Tel: 613-238-2888, toll-free: 1-800-699-2516
    Fax: 613-235-8421
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy

    Aristocrat Suite Hotel Frommer's Favorite
    141 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Phone 800/563-5634, 613/236-7500
    Fax 613/563-2836
    210 units
    Prices C$99-C$159 (US$71-US$114) double
    Credit Cards AE, DC, MC, V
    In Room Amenities A/C, TV w/pay movies, dataport, kitchen
    facilities, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron
    Parking Parking C$10 (US$7.20)

    Cartier Place Suite Hotel
    180 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Ottawa, Ontario,
    From Canada and U.S.: 1-800-236-8399
    In Ottawa: (613) 236-5000
    Fax: (613) 238-3842

    For additional suggestions see the Carleton webpage :