# Parthanil Roy

## Publications Authored By Parthanil Roy

This is a self-contained introduction to the applications of ergodic theory of nonsingular (also known as quasi-invariant) group actions and the structure theorem for finitely generated abelian groups on the extreme values of stationary symmetric stable random fields indexed by $\mathbb{Z}^d$. It is based on a mini course given in the Eighth Lectures on Probability and Stochastic Processes (held in the Bangalore Centre of Indian Statistical Institute during December 6-10, 2013) except that a few recent references have been added in the concluding part. This article is a survey of existing work and the proofs are therefore skipped or briefly outlined. Read More

We consider a branching random walk on a multi($Q$)-type, supercritical Galton-Watson tree which satisfies Kesten-Stigum condition. We assume that the displacements associated with the particles of type $Q$ have regularly varying tails of index $\alpha$, while the other types of particles have lighter tails than that of particles of type $Q$. In this article, we derive the weak limit of the sequence of point processes associated with the positions of the particles in the $n^{th}$ generation. Read More

Based on the ratio of two block maxima, we propose a large sample test for the length of memory of a stationary symmetric $\alpha$-stable discrete parameter random field. We show that the power function converges to one as the sample-size increases to infinity under various classes of alternatives having longer memory in the sense of Samorodnitsky(2004). Ergodic theory of nonsingular $\mathbb{Z}^d$-actions play a very important role in the design and analysis of our large sample test. Read More

In this work, we investigate the extremal behaviour of left-stationary symmetric $\alpha$-stable (S$\alpha$S) random fields indexed by finitely generated free groups. We begin by studying the rate of growth of a sequence of partial maxima obtained by varying the indexing parameter of the field over balls of increasing size. This leads to a phase-transition that depends on the ergodic properties of the underlying nonsingular action of the free group but is different from what happens in the case of S$\alpha$S random fields indexed by $\mathbb{Z}^d$. Read More

Using the language of regular variation, we give a sufficient condition for a point process to be in the superposition domain of attraction of a strictly stable point process. This sufficient condition is then used to obtain an explicit representation of the weak limit of a sequence of point processes induced by a branching random walk with jointly regularly varying displacements. As a consequence, we extend the main result of Durrett (1983) and verify that two related predictions of Brunet and Derrida (2011) remain valid for this model. Read More

We consider the limiting behaviour of the point processes associated with a branching random walk with supercritical branching mechanism and balanced regularly varying step size. Assuming that the underlying branching process satisfies Kesten-Stigum condition, it is shown that the point process sequence of properly scaled displacements coming from the n-th generation converges weakly to a Cox cluster process. In particular, we establish that a conjecture of Brunet and Derrida (2011) remains valid in this setup, investigate various other issues mentioned in their paper and recover the main result of Durrett (1983) in our framework. Read More

We investigate the large deviation behaviour of a point process sequence based on a stationary symmetric stable non-Gaussian discrete-parameter random field using the framework of Hult and Samorodnitsky (2010). Depending on the ergodic theoretic and group theoretic structures of the underlying nonsingular group action, we observe different large deviation behaviours of this point process sequence. We use our results to study the large deviations of various functionals (e. Read More

This paper deals with symmetric random matrices whose upper diagonal entries are obtained from a linear random field with heavy tailed noise. It is shown that the maximum eigenvalue and the spectral radius of such a random matrix with dependent entries converge to the Frech\'et distribution after appropriate scaling. This extends a seminal result of Soshnikov(2004) when the tail index is strictly less than one. Read More

The growth rate of the partial maximum of a stationary stable process was first studied in the works of Samorodnitsky (2004a,b), where it was established, based on the seminal works of Rosi\'nski (1995,2000), that the growth rate is connected to the ergodic theoretic properties of the flow that generates the process. The results were generalized to the case of stable random fields indexed by Z^d in Roy and Samorodnitsky (2008), where properties of the group of nonsingular transformations generating the stable process were studied as an attempt to understand the growth rate of the partial maximum process. This work generalizes this connection between stable random fields and group theory to the continuous parameter case, that is, to the fields indexed by R^d. Read More

We characterize all possible independent symmetric alpha-stable (SaS)
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We establish characterization results for the ergodicity of stationary symmetric $\alpha$-stable (S$\alpha$S) and $\alpha$-Frechet random fields. We show that the result of Samorodnitsky [Ann. Probab. Read More

This paper deals with measurable stationary symmetric stable random fields indexed by R^d and their relationship with the ergodic theory of nonsingular R^d-actions. Based on the phenomenal work of Rosinski(2000), we establish extensions of some structure results of stationary S alpha S processes to S\alpha S fields. Depending on the ergodic theoretical nature of the underlying action, we observe different behaviors of the extremes of the field. Read More

We consider a point process sequence induced by a stationary symmetric alpha-stable (0 < alpha < 2) discrete parameter random field. It is easy to prove, following the arguments in the one-dimensional case in Resnick and Samorodnitsky (2004), that if the random field is generated by a dissipative group action then the point process sequence converges weakly to a cluster Poisson process. For the conservative case, no general result is known even in the one-dimensional case. Read More

We establish a generalization of the Maharam Extension Theorem to nonsingular group actions. We also present an extension of Krengel Representation Theorem of dissipative transformations to nonsingular actions. Read More

We establish a connection between the structure of a stationary symmetric alpha-stable random field (0 < alpha < 2) and ergodic theory of non-singular group actions, elaborating on a previous work by Rosinski (2000). With the help of this connection, we study the extreme values of the field over increasing boxes. Depending on the ergodic theoretical and group theoretical structures of the underlying action, we observe different kinds of asymptotic behavior of this sequence of extreme values. Read More