Off-site Fields Institute Workshop on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications,

Carleton University, Ottawa, August 9-11, 2017

[IMAGE]   School of Mathematics and Statistics
Carleton University 
1125 Colonel By Drive 
Ottawa, ON 


Minyi Huang, Gennady Shaikhet, and Yiqiang Q. Zhao (Carleton University)


HP 4351 (Macphail Room, for talks)
  • How to find the workshop room?
    1. Carleton University campus map (available soon)

    2. You may arrive by taxi and get off at University Centre (UC). Walk to the south corner (where you can see the bookstore, beside the big WHITE building under construction,) of UC and take the slowly ascending concrete path (UP along the construction FENCE) to pass the slope of tall pine trees. You will see a wing of the HP building.

    3. If you arrive by bus, get off at the main bus stop on the west side of the Otrain station. Walk in the southwest direction to University Centre and further to the concrete path.


    August 9, 8:15--17:00; August 10, 8:30--16:45; August 11, 8:45--13:50

    Final Program: PDF       Abstracts: PDF

    Invited Speakers

    Participants (to update; including student/postdoc speakers)


    Registration fee: Cash only, sorry for the inconvenience as we do not have a credit card machine. A receipt will be issued.
    Workshop dinner: 7 pm, August 10, 2017. Location to be announced.

    For student participants -- Although the registration time is quite flexible, your early confirmation of participation is appreciated. This will give us extra time for the planning on the workshop dinner and catering, and for the preparation of name tags, etc.

    (1) Regular registration fee with a workshop dinner ticket: $90 including lunches, coffee breaks and a buffet dinner (alcohol by individual order). Extra dinner ticket: 40$

    (2) Reduced registration fee without attending the workshop dinner: $50 including lunches and coffee breaks

    Sorry for this complication since Fields fund is not allowed for food.

    Update on Aug 8, 2017:

    The workshop dinner will be at Mandarin Restaurant. Address: 290 W Hunt Club Rd, Nepean, ON (West of Prince Wales Dr, and east of Merivale Rd). After tax and tips, the cost per head is slightly more than 30$. Below we slightly adjust related fees down accordingly.

    (1) Regular registration fee is now 50$ + 30$ = 80$ (attending dinner). The cost of an extra dinner ticket is now 30$.

    (2) Reduced registration fee is now 50$ (without attending dinner)

    Accommodation and Travel Information

  • Some hotels (reasonable rate; assistance to invited speakers available if requested)
    1. hotel search Trivago
      Business Inn
      Les Suites
      Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa
      Arc The Hotel, Ottawa
  • On campus accommodation:   Each summer the university converts its residences into a big hotel of thousands of rooms. Students and postdocs are encouraged to take this option of comfortable and affordable accommodations (Rates from $42.00/per night), and in particular check room types of traditional singles/doubles; please make your own booking, and do reimbursement later if you are offered support. Some professors visiting Carleton sometimes stay in its suites with better conditions.

  • Student and postdoc support: We have limited funding for graduate students and postdocs to be used for lodging (and travel expenses for bus/train cost subject to availability).
    If you wish to be considered for support, please email to Minyi Huang (mhuang (at) math (dot) carleton (dot) ca) with email subject line "SPA17 Funding".
    We strongly encourage you to use on campus accommodation (for traditional singles/doubles), and in this case our support will be enough to reimburse you for up to 3 nights if you are offered funding.

  • On-campus parking
    1. Daily rate: P5 ($11); P9 ($14); P2 ($14, 4 hr maximum); see more information here .
  • Transportation: How to get to Carleton University
    1. The Carleton University campus is connected to the downtown area by two buses: Routes 4 and 7. Get off the bus at the Otrain stop.
    2. From Ottawa International Airport to downtown: Taxi (about $25-30), or bus route 97.
    3. From Ottawa airport to Carleton University: Taxi (about $20-25), or bus Route 97, change to bus Route 4 at Billings Bridge station (use the ticket for transfer).
    4. The Greyhound Bus Station is at 265 Catherine Street, located in the downtown area.
    5. The Ottawa VIA train station is at 200 Tremblay Road. From the nearby bus station (over the bridge from the VIA train station), you can take one of several buses showing the destination Hurdman, where many buses are available for traveling to the downtown area, including Route 4 to Carleton University.