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This web site uses the <a href="">Open Journal System</a> (OJS) free software developed by the non-profit organization <a href="">Public Knowledge Project</a> (PKP).</p><p>Please consider donating to the <a href="" target="_blank">Open Access Fund</a> of the IMS at this <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>page</strong></a> to keep the journal free.</p> Erratum: Transience and recurrence of rotor-router walks on directed covers of graphs 2014-10-10T02:49:42-07:00 Ecaterina Sava-Huss Wilfried Huss In the paper "Transience and recurrence of rotor-router walks on directed covers of graphs", published in <a href="">ECP volume 17 (2012), no. 41</a> there is an error in the proof of Corollary 3.8. This corollary is essential for the transient part in the proof of Theorem 3.5(b). We fix this error by constructing a new rotor-router process, which fulfills our needs, and for which the statement of Corollary 3.8. holds. 2014-10-10T02:49:16-07:00 Conditional persistence of Gaussian random walks 2014-10-10T02:49:42-07:00 Fuchang Gao Zhenxia Liu Xiangfeng Yang Let $\{X_n\}_{n\geq1}$ be a sequence of i.i.d. standard Gaussian random variables, let $S_n=\sum_{i=1}^nX_i$ be the Gaussian random walk, and let $T_n=\sum_{i=1}^nS_i$ be the integrated (or iterated) Gaussian random walk. In this paper we derive the following upper and lower bounds for the conditional persistence:$$\mathbb{P}\left\{\max_{1\leq k \leq n}T_{k} \leq 0\,\,\Big|\,\,T_n=0,S_n=0\right\}\lesssim n^{-1/2},\ \mathbb{P}\left\{\max_{1\leq k \leq 2n}T_{k} \leq 0\,\,\Big|\,\,T_{2n}=0,S_{2n}=0\right\}\gtrsim\frac{n^{-1/2}}{\log n},$$for $n\rightarrow\infty,$ which partially proves a conjecture by Caravenna and Deuschel (2008). 2014-10-10T02:39:56-07:00 A renewal version of the Sanov theorem 2014-10-10T02:49:42-07:00 Mauro Mariani Lorenzo Zambotti Large deviations for the local time of a process <span>X(</span><span>t) </span><span>are investigated, where X(t)=xi for t∈[Si-1,Si[ and (x_j) are i.i.d. random variables on a Polish space, S_j is the j-th arrival time of a renewal process depending on (x_j). No moment conditions are assumed on the arrival times of the renewal process.</span> 2014-10-08T23:42:03-07:00 A characterization of the Poisson process revisited 2014-10-10T02:49:42-07:00 Benjamin Nehring We show that the splitting-characterization of the Poisson point process is an immediate consequence of the Mecke-formula.<br /><br /><br /><br /> 2014-10-03T00:49:07-07:00 A generalized Pólya's urn with graph based interactions: convergence at linearity 2014-10-10T02:49:42-07:00 Jun Chen Cyrille Lucas <p>We consider a special case of the generalized Pólya's urn model. Given a finite connected graph $G$, place a bin at each vertex. Two bins are called a pair if they share an edge of $G$. At discrete times, a ball is added to each pair of bins. In a pair of bins, one of the bins gets the ball with probability proportional to its current number of balls. <span style="font-size: 10px;">A question of essential interest for the model is to understand the limiting behavior of the proportion of balls in the bins for different graphs $G$. In this paper, we present two results regarding this question. If $G$ is not balanced-bipartite, we prove that the proportion of balls converges to some deterministic point $v=v(G)$ almost surely. If $G$ is regular bipartite, we prove that the proportion of balls converges to a point in some explicit interval almost surely. </span><span style="font-size: 10px;">The question of convergence remains open in the case when $G$ is non-regular balanced-bipartite.</span></p> 2014-10-03T00:42:20-07:00