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Lectures on Probability and Stochastic Processes X

Indian Institute of Science
December 13 - 16, 2015

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  • Location: IISc campus (locally called Tata institute): 30 km. from the airport and 5 km. from the railway station. Instructions on how to reach IISc can be found here.
  • Lectures will take place in rooms G01 and G21 (next to each other) of the old physics building which is marked as Building number 67 in this map.
  • Participants are in various guest houses:
    1. Main guest house (MGH) is building 10. Distance to the lecture halls is about 700 meters.
    2. Centenary visitor's home (CVH) is building 4. Distance to the lecture halls is about 2 kilometers.
    3. Hoysala house is building 68. Distance to the lecture halls is about 200 meters.
    4. Krishington. On the map it is the black dashed circle just outside D-gate (left side of the map). Distance to the lecture halls is about 1.5 kilometers.
    5. The IAS guest house is at Jalahalli which is about 8 km. from the campus.
    6. The NCBS hostel Mandara is also far from the campus and travel will be arranged. It is also possible to use the NCBS shuttle that runs from IISc campus to Mandara. But this may have limited capacity.
  • Other places on campus:
    1. Restaurants: Prakruti (Building 78), Nisarga (the blue dashed square on the map). The latter can be reached by the road (not shown on map) continuing from 21 to 80 and beyond or by walking around building 5 (Biological sciences). But there is no walking path from 9 to here. In addition there is also Kabini canteen (between 22 and 34).
    2. Mathematics department: Building 26.
    3. Tata book house: Building 78.
    4. In building 73, there is a medical store (chemist), hair saloon, laundry service and general stores.
  • Restaurants near the campus: There are 8 gates shown in the map.
    1. Outside CVH gate (northeast corner) there are many restaurants. Some reasonable ones (on New-BEL road or 80 ft road) are Hunan (Chinese and Thai), Truffles (Continental), Chung Wah (Chinese), The Heat Mexican Cafe & Grill (Mexican), Freskka (Italian), Have More (North Indian), Aunty Fung's (Asian), Darband Restaurant (Persian), Neel resaturant (North Indian), The egg factory.
    2. From Maramma gate (southern tip) one can walk to Malleshwaram, a residential area with many restaurants. Some good ones are Adigas (South Indian veg), Asha Food Camp (South Indian veg), Halli Mane (Karnataka veg), CTR (central tiffin rooms), New Krishna Bhavan (Karnataka veg), Rasa restaurant (coastal Karnataka cuisine). Some of these places are small eateries. For more homely food served on a plantain leaf, go to Iyer's mess (South Indian, there is another one by the same name on Margosa road and 16th cross).
    3. Mantri mall in Malleshwaram and Orion mall in Yeshwanthpur are two large malls that have several food places of various cuisines.
    4. Near the exit from IISc through NIAS gate, there are several food places, (serving North Indian, South Indian, Bengali, Kerala cuisines) for cheap. Apart from these one can look for Holigemane and several Darshinis (like Sri Sagar, Shanti Sagar, ), they serve local vegetarian cuisine while mostly standing and eating places. For more homely food, there are various messes such as Gupta ji's mess (North Indian). Asha sweet center on Sampige road and 8th cross, Mallaeshwaram has good sweets.
    5. Far from campus, on Church street near MG road there are innumerable fancy restaurants and is also a shopping area.
  • If you are interested in Indian classical music, there are many concerts that take place in Malleshwara neighbourhood. There does not appear to be a single place where one can find upcoming events. Search on google. For instance, Chowdaiah memorial hall holds many regularly. A nice theatre to go for plays is Rangashankara (in the current schedule, on 16-18 there appears to be an interesting play).
  • Online you can find all tourist attractions in Bangalore and nearby. Among one day excursions Belur-Halebidu-Shravanabelagola is highly recommended. Mysore-Shrirangapatna-Ranganathittu is also very nice.
  • How to get around: Public buses, and Taxis (Ola cabs, Meru cabs, Taxi for sure, Uber etc.) are convenient. There are also autos that one can hail on the road (insist that the meter is turned on).