# Igor Pak: Burnside processes on graphs and contingency tables

**Time: **
Fri 2020-01-31 14.30 - 15.20

**Location: **
Institut Mittag-Leffler, Seminar Hall Kuskvillan

**Lecturer: **
Igor Pak, University of California, UCLA

### Abstract

Burnside processes are defined by Jerrum to sample random orbits of the finite group action. In this talk I will show how Burnside processes allow fast sampling of random contingency tables, random graphs with fixed degree conditions, and other related combinatorial objects. I will also review their mixing time analysis, our empirical results, and present some probabilistic applications. Joint work with Sam Dittmer.