New perspectives on Mallows permutations

Stochastics Seminar
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
University of British Columbia
I will discuss two projects concerning Mallows permutations, with Ander Holroyd, Tom Hutchcroft and Avi Levy.  First, we relate the Mallows permutation to stable matchings, and percolation on bipartite graphs. Second, we study the scaling limit of the cycles in the Mallows permutation, and relate it to diffusions and continuous trees.