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The continuum random tree. II. An overview
 In Stochastic Analysis
, 1990
"... Many different models of random trees have arisen in a variety of applied setting, and there is a large but scattered literature on exact and asymptotic results for particular models. For several years I have been interested in what kinds of "general theory " (as opposed to ad hoc analysis ..."
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Many different models of random trees have arisen in a variety of applied setting, and there is a large but scattered literature on exact and asymptotic results for particular models. For several years I have been interested in what kinds of "general theory " (as opposed to ad hoc analysis of particular
On The Contour Of Random Trees
 SIAM J. Discrete Math
"... Two stochastic processes describing the contour of simply generated random trees are studied: the contour process as defined by Gutjahr and Pflug [9] and the traverse process constructed of the node heights during preorder traversal of the tree. Using multivariate generating functions and singulari ..."
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Two stochastic processes describing the contour of simply generated random trees are studied: the contour process as defined by Gutjahr and Pflug [9] and the traverse process constructed of the node heights during preorder traversal of the tree. Using multivariate generating functions and singularity analysis the weak convergence of the contour process to Brownian excursion is shown and a new proof of the analogous result for the traverse process is obtained. 1.
Probability laws related to the Jacobi theta and Riemann zeta functions, and Brownian excursions
 BULLETIN (NEW SERIES) OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
, 2001
"... This paper reviews known results which connect Riemann’s integral representations of his zeta function, involving Jacobi’s theta function and its derivatives, to some particular probability laws governing sums of independent exponential variables. These laws are related to onedimensional Brownian ..."
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This paper reviews known results which connect Riemann’s integral representations of his zeta function, involving Jacobi’s theta function and its derivatives, to some particular probability laws governing sums of independent exponential variables. These laws are related to onedimensional Brownian motion and to higher dimensional Bessel processes. We present some characterizations of these probability laws, and some approximations of Riemann’s zeta function which are related to these laws.
Random cutting and records in deterministic and random trees
 Alg
, 2006
"... Abstract. We study random cutting down of a rooted tree and show that the number of cuts is equal (in distribution) to the number of records in the tree when edges (or vertices) are assigned random labels. Limit theorems are given for this number, in particular when the tree is a random conditioned ..."
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Abstract. We study random cutting down of a rooted tree and show that the number of cuts is equal (in distribution) to the number of records in the tree when edges (or vertices) are assigned random labels. Limit theorems are given for this number, in particular when the tree is a random conditioned Galton–Watson tree. We consider both the distribution when both the tree and the cutting (or labels) are random, and the case when we condition on the tree. The proofs are based on Aldous ’ theory of the continuum random tree. 1.
The SDE solved by local times of a Brownian excursion or bridge derived from the height profile of a random tree or forest
, 1997
"... Let B be a standard onedimensional Brownian motion started at 0. Let L t;v (jBj) be the occupation density of jBj at level v up to time t. The distribution of the process of local times (L t;v (jBj); v 0) conditionally given B t = 0 and L t;0 (jBj) = ` is shown to be that of the unique strong solu ..."
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Let B be a standard onedimensional Brownian motion started at 0. Let L t;v (jBj) be the occupation density of jBj at level v up to time t. The distribution of the process of local times (L t;v (jBj); v 0) conditionally given B t = 0 and L t;0 (jBj) = ` is shown to be that of the unique strong solution X of the Ito SDE dXv = n 4 \Gamma X 2 v \Gamma t \Gamma R v 0 Xudu \Delta \Gamma1 o dv + 2 p XvdBv on the interval [0; V t (X)), where V t (X) := inffv : R v 0 Xudu = tg, and Xv = 0 for all v V t (X). This conditioned form of the RayKnight description of Brownian local times arises from study of the asymptotic distribution as n !1 and 2k= p n ! ` of the height profile of a uniform rooted random forest of k trees labeled by a set of n elements, as obtained by conditioning a uniform random mapping of the set to itself to have k cyclic points. The SDE is the continuous analog of a simple description of a GaltonWatson branching process conditioned on its total progeny....
Parking Functions, Empirical Processes, and the Width of Rooted Labeled Trees
"... This paper provides tight bounds for the moments of the width of rooted labeled trees with n nodes, answering an open question of Odlyzko and Wilf (1987). To this aim, we use one of the many onetoone correspondences between trees and parking functions, and also a precise coupling between parking f ..."
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This paper provides tight bounds for the moments of the width of rooted labeled trees with n nodes, answering an open question of Odlyzko and Wilf (1987). To this aim, we use one of the many onetoone correspondences between trees and parking functions, and also a precise coupling between parking functions and the empirical processes of mathematical statistics. Our result turns out to be a consequence of the strong convergence of empirical processes to the Brownian bridge (Komlos, Major and Tusnady, 1975).
Distributional limits for critical random graphs
 In preparation
, 2009
"... We consider the Erdős–Rényi random graph G(n, p) inside the critical window, that is when p = 1/n + λn −4/3, for some fixed λ ∈ R. Then, as a metric space with the graph distance rescaled by n −1/3, the sequence of connected components G(n, p) converges towards a sequence of continuous compact metri ..."
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We consider the Erdős–Rényi random graph G(n, p) inside the critical window, that is when p = 1/n + λn −4/3, for some fixed λ ∈ R. Then, as a metric space with the graph distance rescaled by n −1/3, the sequence of connected components G(n, p) converges towards a sequence of continuous compact metric spaces. The result relies on a bijection between graphs and certain marked random walks, and the theory of continuum random trees. Our result gives access to the answers to a great many questions about distances in critical random graphs. In particular, we deduce that the diameter of G(n, p) rescaled by n −1/3 converges in distribution to an absolutely continuous random variable with finite mean. Keywords: Random graphs, GromovHausdorff distance, scaling limits, continuum random tree, diameter. 2000 Mathematics subject classification: 05C80, 60C05.
The law of the maximum of a Bessel bridge
 Electronic J. Probability
, 1998
"... Let M ffi be the maximum of a standard Bessel bridge of dimension ffi . A series formula for P (M ffi a) due to Gikhman and Kiefer for ffi = 1; 2; : : : is shown to be valid for all real ffi ? 0. Various other characterizations of the distribution of M ffi are given, including formulae for its Mel ..."
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Let M ffi be the maximum of a standard Bessel bridge of dimension ffi . A series formula for P (M ffi a) due to Gikhman and Kiefer for ffi = 1; 2; : : : is shown to be valid for all real ffi ? 0. Various other characterizations of the distribution of M ffi are given, including formulae for its Mellin transform, which is an entire function. The asymptotic distribution of M ffi as is described both as ffi !1 and as ffi # 0. Keywords: Brownian bridge, Brownian excursion, Brownian scaling, local time, Bessel process, zeros of Bessel functions, Riemann zeta function Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 The maximum of a diffusion bridge 8 3 The GikhmanKiefer Formula 9 4 The law of T ffi and the agreement formula 11 5 The first passage transform and its derivatives 13 6 Moments 16 7 Dimensions one and three 20 8 Limits as ffi !1 22 9 Limits as ffi # 0 24 10 Relation to last exit times 27 11 A series involving the zeros of J 30 A Some Useful Formulae 33 A.1 Bessel Functions : : : : : : : : : : :...
2000) Memory in returns and volatilities of future’s contracts
 Journal of Futures Markets
"... Various authors claim to have found evidence of stochastic longmemory behavior in futures ’ contract returns using the Hurst statistic. This paper reexamines futures ’ returns for evidence of persistent behavior using a biasedcorrected version of the Hurst statistic, a nonparametric spectral tes ..."
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Various authors claim to have found evidence of stochastic longmemory behavior in futures ’ contract returns using the Hurst statistic. This paper reexamines futures ’ returns for evidence of persistent behavior using a biasedcorrected version of the Hurst statistic, a nonparametric spectral test, and a spectralregression estimate of the longmemory parameter. Results based on these new methods provide no evidence for persistent behavior in futures ’ returns. However, they provide overwhelming evidence of longmemory behavior for the volatility of futures ’ returns. This finding adds to the emerging literature on persistent volatility in financial markets and suggests the use of new methods of forecasting volatility, assessing risk, and optimizing
The brownian excursion multidimensional local time density
 Journal of Applied Probability
, 1999
"... Expressions for the multidimensional densities of Brownian excursion local time are derived by two different methods: A direct method based on Kac’s formula for Brownian functionals and an indirect one based on a limit theorem for GaltonWatson trees. ..."
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Expressions for the multidimensional densities of Brownian excursion local time are derived by two different methods: A direct method based on Kac’s formula for Brownian functionals and an indirect one based on a limit theorem for GaltonWatson trees.