Week 1 -  Workshop on Randomness and Learning on Networks

July 29th to August 2nd, 2024

The first week of the event will consist of a short focused workshop consisting of:

  • plenary talks by leading experts in the field;
  • a selection of contributed talks
  • a minicourse at the MSc/early PhD level in discrete Probability;
  • a minicourse on Statistics for networks especially aimed at students with a strong mathematical background;
  • plenty of open problem/collaborative work sessions.


The extended program is open to all. A small amount of financial aid will be available, with priority given to young researchers and students from South American institutions.

Participants from RandNET institutions in Europe and Chile may be funded through secondments from this grant; contact the team leader at your institution for more details.


Plenary speakers

Cynthia Rush (Columbia)       
David Gamarnik (MIT)               
Luc Devroye (McGill)            
Miklos Rácz (Northwestern) 



Dieter Mitsche (PUC-Chile)                 
Discrete random models
*This course will follow into the the first week of the extended program

Keith Levin (Wisconsin)                   
Fundamentals of statistics on networks


Preliminary program








09:30 – 10:45


Minicourse Dieter Mitsche

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

David Gamarnik

Luc Devroye

Cynthia Rush

Miklos Rácz

Plenary TBA

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:00

Contributed talks/posters

Collaborative work on open problems

14:00 – 15:15

Plenary TBA

Minicourse Keith Levin

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30

Open problem session

Collaborative work on open problems

17:30 – 18:00


Progress reports on open problems


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