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1991 Western Section Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA, November 910, 1991
Meeting #870
Associate secretaries:
Lance W Small, AMS
lwsmall@ucsd.edu
Special Session on Applied Probability, 1

Saturday November 9, 1991, 8:00 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, 1
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

8:00 a.m.
Catalytic surfacereaction models.
Maury Bramson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Claudia Neuhauser*, University of Southern California
(8706036)

8:30 a.m.
Internal and external monotonicity properties of marked point processes.
Moshe Shaked, University of Arizona
J. George Shanthikumar*, University of California, Berkeley
(8706077)

9:00 a.m.
On the rate of convergence in Stein's method.
Yosef Rinott*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(8706029)

9:30 a.m.
The MongeKantorovich masstransportation problem.
Svetlozar T. Rachev*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706002)

Saturday November 9, 1991, 2:15 p.m.4:05 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, II
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

2:15 p.m.
Brownian models of multiclass queueing networks.
Ruth J. Williams*, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla
(8706018)

2:45 p.m.
Schurconcave survival functions and survival analysis.
Richard E. Barlow*, University of California, Berkeley
Fabio Spizzichino, University of Rome, Italy
(8706056)

3:15 p.m.
Tagged particles and singularities in selforganizing systems.
J. M. Carlson, University of California, Santa Barbara
E. R. Grannan, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey
G. H. Swindle*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706063)

3:45 p.m.
Phase transitions for the score in matching random sequences.
Michael S. Waterman*, University of Southern California
Richard Arratia, University of Southern California
(8706008)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 7:30 a.m.9:50 a.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, III
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

7:30 a.m.
Finite clusters in continuous percolation.
Kenneth S. Alexander*, University of Southern California
(8706054)

8:00 a.m.
Longrange percolation.
Mathew D. Penrose*, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706023)

8:30 a.m.
Functional discrete limit theorems for random mappings.
R. Arratia, University of Southern California
S. Tavar\'e*, University of Southern California
(8706064)

9:00 a.m.
The inverse problem for phasetype distributions.
Robert S. Maier*, University of Arizona
(8706072)

9:30 a.m.
Logistic and semilogistic processes.
Barry C. Arnold*, University of California, Riverside
(8706080)

Sunday November 10, 1991, 2:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Special Session on Applied Probability, IV
ROOM 1115, Girvetz Hall

2:00 p.m.
Convergence of some partially parallel Gibbs samplers with annealing.
Roberto H. Schonmann*, University of California, Los Angeles
(8706004)

2:30 p.m.
Stationary Poisson sequences.
Aaron M. Gross*, University of California, Santa Barbara
James B. Robertson, University of California, Santa Barbara
(8706024)

3:00 p.m.
Some results on Poisson approximation.
Anant P. Godbole*, Michigan Technological University
(8706079)

3:30 p.m.
Taylor series solution of the M/M/1 queueing system.
Alan Krinik*, California State Polytechnic University
(8706003)
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