Manjunath Krishnapur

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Mathematics - Probability (17)
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Mathematics - Complex Variables (2)
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Publications Authored By Manjunath Krishnapur

Given two vectors in Euclidean space, how unlikely is it that a random vector has a larger inner product with the shorter vector than with the longer one? When the random vector has independent, identically distributed components, we conjecture that this probability is no more than a constant multiple of the ratio of the Euclidean norms of the two given vectors, up to an additive term to allow for the possibility that the longer vector has more arithmetic structure. We give some partial results to support the basic conjecture. Read More

Lower bounds for persistence probabilities of stationary Gaussian processes in discrete time are obtained under various conditions on the spectral measure of the process. Examples are given to show that the persistence probability can decay faster than exponentially. It is shown that if the spectral measure is not singular, then the exponent in the persistence probability cannot grow faster than quadratically. Read More

In certain point processes, the configuration of points outside a bounded domain determines certain features of the point process within the domain. This notion, called rigidity, was introduced in \cite{GP}. In this paper, rigidity and the related notion of tolerance are studied more systematically and many new examples of point processes with rigidity of various levels are found. Read More

The pattern maximum likelihood (PML) estimate, introduced by Orlitsky et al., is an estimate of the multiset of probabilities in an unknown probability distribution $\mathbf{p}$, the estimate being obtained from $n$ i.i. Read More

We introduce a new method for studying universality of random matrices. Let T_n be the Jacobi matrix associated to the Dyson beta ensemble with uniformly convex polynomial potential. We show that after scaling, T_n converges to the Stochastic Airy operator. Read More

We study continuum percolation on certain negatively dependent point processes on \R^2. Specifically, we study the Ginibre ensemble and the planar Gaussian zero process, which are the two main natural models of translation invariant point processes on the plane exhibiting local repulsion. For the Ginibre ensemble, we establish the uniqueness of infinite cluster in the supercritical phase. Read More

Using the spectral multiplicities of the standard torus, we endow the Laplace eigenspaces with Gaussian probability measures. This induces a notion of random Gaussian Laplace eigenfunctions on the torus ("arithmetic random waves"). We study the distribution of the nodal length of random eigenfunctions for large eigenvalues, and our primary result is that the asymptotics for the variance is non-universal, and is intimately related to the arithmetic of lattice points lying on a circle with radius corresponding to the energy. Read More

Given a metric space with a Borel probability measure, for each integer $N$ we obtain a probability distribution on $N\times N$ distance matrices by considering the distances between pairs of points in a sample consisting of $N$ points chosen indepenedently from the metric space with respect to the given measure. We show that this gives an asymptotically bi-Lipschitz relation between metric measure spaces and the corresponding distance matrices. This is an effective version of a result of Vershik that metric measure spaces are determined by associated distributions on infinite random matrices. Read More

We study the empirical measure $L_{A_n}$ of the eigenvalues of non-normal square matrices of the form $A_n=U_nD_nV_n$ with $U_n,V_n$ independent Haar distributed on the unitary group and $D_n$ real diagonal. We show that when the empirical measure of the eigenvalues of $D_n$ converges, and $D_n$ satisfies some technical conditions, $L_{A_n}$ converges towards a rotationally invariant measure on the complex plan whose support is a single ring. In particular, we provide a complete proof of Feinberg-Zee single ring theorem \cite{FZ}. Read More

A result of Zyczkowski and Sommers [J.Phys.A, 33, 2045--2057 (2000)] gives the eigenvalue probability density function for the top N x N sub-block of a Haar distributed matrix from U(N+n). Read More

Given an $n \times n$ complex matrix $A$, let $$\mu_{A}(x,y):= \frac{1}{n} |\{1\le i \le n, \Re \lambda_i \le x, \Im \lambda_i \le y\}|$$ be the empirical spectral distribution (ESD) of its eigenvalues $\lambda_i \in \BBC, i=1, ... Read More

We consider two families of random matrix-valued analytic functions: (1) G_1-zG_2 and (2) G_0 + zG_1 +z^2G_2+ ... Read More

The dominant theme of this thesis is that random matrix valued analytic functions, generalizing both random matrices and random analytic functions, for many purposes can (and perhaps should) be effectively studied in that level of generality. We study zeros of random analytic functions in one complex variable. It is known that there is a one parameter family of Gaussian analytic functions with zero sets that are stationary in each of the three symmetric spaces, namely the plane, the sphere and the unit disk, under the corresponding group of isometries. Read More

We consider the point process of zeroes of certain Gaussian analytic functions and find the asymptotics for the probability that there are more than m points of the process in a fixed disk of radius r, as m-->infinity. For the Planar Gaussian analytic function, sum_n a_n z^n/sqrt(n!), we show that this probability is asymptotic to exp(-0.5 m^2 log(m)). Read More

We give a probabilistic introduction to determinantal and permanental point processes. Determinantal processes arise in physics (fermions, eigenvalues of random matrices) and in combinatorics (nonintersecting paths, random spanning trees). They have the striking property that the number of points in a region $D$ is a sum of independent Bernoulli random variables, with parameters which are eigenvalues of the relevant operator on $L^2(D)$. Read More

We present a class of graphs where simple random walk is recurrent, yet two independent walkers meet only finitely many times almost surely. In particular, the comb lattice, obtained from Z^2 by removing all horizontal edges off the X-axis, has this property. We also conjecture that the same property holds for some other graphs, including the incipient infinite cluster for critical percolation in Z^2. Read More