Lectures on
Probability and Stochastic Processes

Hosted by

Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division
of the
Indian Statistical Institute

The Lectures on Probability and Stochastic Processes colloquially known as LPS was started in 2006 at the Delhi Centre of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) by a group of dedicated researchers in probability working in India. Since then this workshop has been successfully conducted as an annual event supported by the National Board of Higher Mathematics , Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division of the Indian Statistical Institute. A small workshop with only 22 participants in 2006 has now become one of the central event for researchers working in the filed of probability. LPS workshops are helping the graduate students and young researchers from India to learn new research topics in probability and also building good collaboration network among the researchers spread out all over the country at various different academic institutes. Number of participants have now grown to be more than 75 in the last few workshops. In the recent years the scope of the workshop has been broaden with a number participants coming from outside India.

The goal of the workshop is to expose the researchers working in the field of probability to learn some new and active areas of research. Typically we have two mini courses by two experts in the field. Each speakers give a total of eight 50 minutes lectures as part of their mini courses. It is expected that the level of the talks will be accessible to first year graduate students with a basic background in measure theoretic probability. The workshops also have "open hours" where students and other participants are given ample opportunities to clear any doubt they have from the lectures.

In the recent years another integral part of the workshops has been the poster presentations by the graduate students. The quality of the posters have been very satisfactory and comparable with any other international conference. From the last two years we are giving award as form of books to the best poster decided by a group of undisclosed juries.

The general nature of the workshops is informal and we try to enjoy the time we spent together as much as we enjoy the lectures.

The workshop is held in rotation in the three centres of ISI at Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata (in this order). This year's workshop LPS IX will be held in ISI, Kolkata.