### DIMACS - RUTGERS EXPERIMENTAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:**
**Matthew Russell**, Rutgers University, russell2 {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu)
** Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Random partitions and permutations

Speaker: **Harry Crane**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

Historically, enumerative combinatorics and discrete probability theory are closely related through uniform probability distributions on finite sets. I will first explain why the uniform distribution is unnatural in some modern applications and then survey several aspects of non-uniform random partitions and permutations. The discussion touches on ideas from enumerative combinatorics, algebra, probability, and statistics. I assume no prior knowledge.

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~russell2/expmath/