## Math 8520 - Topics in Probability

**Instructor**: Hoi H. Nguyen.

**Email**: nguyen.1261@math.osu.edu, ** phone**: (614) 292-2789, ** office**: Mathematics Tower MW 446.

**Course meetings**: MWF 11:30-12:25pm, in Smith Lab 1042 .

**Office hours**: MWF 4-5pm.

**Textbook **: Markov Chains and Mixing Times by David A. Levin, Yuval Peres, and Elizabeth L. Wilmer.

**Contents**: Beside the first part of the textbook above, we will be covering other topics such as random transposition, Kac's random walk model.

**Weekly summary**: to be posted on Carmen.

**Homeworks**: The homework problems will be assigned along the semester.

Homework is due in class on Fridays.

55-minute classes: 8-8:55; 9:10-10:05, 10:20-11:15, 11:30-12:25, 12:40-1:35, 1:50-2:45, 3-3:55, 4:10-5:05, 5:20-6:15.

80-minute classes: 8-9:20; 9:35-10:55, 11:10-12:30, 12:45-2:05, 2:20-3:40, 3:55-5:15, 5:30-6:50.