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Probabilists
 
Krzysztof Burdzy Krzysztof Burdzy (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Brownian motion, stochastic calculus, potential theory, path properties of stochastic processes, partial differential equations
 
burdzy[at]math.washington.edu
Zhenqing Chen Zhenqing Chen (University of Washington)
 
Interests: diffusions and jump-diffusions, stochastic analysis, potential theory, Markov procesees, Dirichlet form, limit theorems for branching processes and superprocesses, SLE, partial differential equations.
 
zchen[at]math.washington.edu
Christopher Hoffman Christopher Hoffman (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Random walks, Percolation, First-Passage Percolation, Random Growth Processes, Mixing times of Markov chains, Phase transitions, Ergodic theory
 
hoffman[at]math.washington.edu
Alexander Holroyd Alexander Holroyd (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: Discrete spatial models, including cellular automata, percolation, matching, coupling.
 
holroyd[at]microsoft.com
Eyal Lubetzky Eyal Lubetzky (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: Probabilistic methods in Combinatorics, Random graph models and processes, Random walks, Mixing times of Markov chains.
 
eyal[at]microsoft.com
Soumik Pal Soumik Pal (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Continuous stochastic processes, discrete point processes, interacting diffusion models, applications of probability to mathematical finance.
 
soumik[at]math.washington.edu
Yuval Peres Yuval Peres (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: Random walks, Percolation, Mixing times of Markov chains, Brownian motion, Determinantal point processes, Fractals and Hausdorff dimension, Phase transitions, Ergodic theory, Game theory
 
peres[at]microsoft.com
Hong Qian Hong Qian (University of Washington)
 
Interests: nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, stochastic modeling, continuous-time random walks, irreversible Markov process and cycles, fractional Brownian motion
 
hongq[at]bioeng.washington.edu
Oded Schramm Oded Schramm (Microsoft Research, died tragically in 2008)
 
Interests: Percolation, two dimensional random systems, critical systems, SLE, conformal mappings, dynamical random systems, discrete and coarse geometry, mountains
Jon Wellner Jon Wellner (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Empirical processes, limit theory, inequalities, applications of probability theory to statistics (semiparametric models; shape constrained estimation and inference)
 
jaw[at]stat.washington.edu
David Wilson David Wilson (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: statistical physics, dimers, SLE, Markov chain mixing times, randomized algorithms
 
David.Wilson[at]microsoft.com

 
Friends of probability
 
Ioana Dumitriu Ioana Dumitriu (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Random Matrix Theory, Probabilistic Games, Markov Chains and Mixing
 
dumitriu[at]math.washington.edu
Peter Guttorp Peter Guttorp (University of Washington)
 
Interests: hidden compartment models, spatial and space-time processes, nonstationary covariance models
 
peter[at]stat.washington.edu
Peter Hoff Peter Hoff (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Markov chain Monte Carlo, multivariate analysis, random graph and matrix models, semiparametric inference
 
pdhoff[at]u.washington.edu
James R. Lee James R. Lee (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Algorithms, complexity, and optimization. High-dimensional geometry and spectral graph theory. Applications of geometry and analysis in theoretical computer science.
 
jrl[at]cs.washington.edu
Douglas Lind Douglas Lind (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Algebraic dynamics, ergodic theory of group actions, entropy, amoebas.
 
lind[at]math.washington.edu
Donald Marshall Donald Marshall (University of Washington)
 
Interests: bounded analytic functions, harmonic measure, extremal length, univalent functions and the numerical computation of conformal maps
 
marshall[at]math.washington.edu
Vladimir Minin Vladimir Minin (University of Washington)
 
Interests: stochastic modeling of evolutionary/genetic forces, statistical inference and hypothesis testing in stochastic processes, computational statistics, Bayesian inference
 
vminin[at]u.washington.edu
Michael Perlman Michael Perlman (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Multivariate analysis; graphical Markov models; decision theory; probability inequalities; convexity
 
michael[at]stat.washington.edu
Steffen Rohde Steffen Rohde (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Conformal and quasiconformal geometry, Loewner equation, SLE, Laplacian growth (DLA and variants), dynamics
 
rohde[at]math.washington.edu
Galen Shorack Galen Shorack (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Empirical processes on the reals, L-statistics
 
galen[at]stat.washington.edu
Boris Solomyak Boris Solomyak (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Deterministic and random fractals, Bernoulli convolutions, Ergodic Theory, Tilings
 
solomyak[at]math.washington.edu
Tatiana Toro Tatiana Toro (University of Washington)
 
Interests: Geometric measure theory, partial differential equations, free boundary regularity problems and harmonic analysis.
 
toro[at]math.washington.edu

 
Postdocs
 
Shaddin Dughmi Shaddin Dughmi (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: algorithms, game theory, and combinatorial optimization
 
shaddin[at]microsoft.com
Jason Miller Jason Miller (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests: All forms of probability theory, with a focus on stochastic interface models such as random surfaces and SLE.
 
jmiller[at]math.stanford.edu
Alexandre Stauffer Alexandre Stauffer (Microsoft Research)
 
Interests:
 
alstauff[at]microsoft.com

 
Graduate Students
 
Sayan Banerjee Sayan Banerjee
 
sayan87[at]uw.edu
Joel Barnes Joel Barnes<\a>
 
Interests: I am currently investigating metrics on random surfaces
 
Adviser: Krzysztof Burdzy
 
joel[at]math.washington.edu
Nathaniel Blair-Stahn Nathaniel Blair-Stahn
 
Interests: Discrete probability and statistical physics, first-passage percolation, random growth and competition models, random matrices
 
Adviser: Christopher Hoffman
 
ndbs[at]math.washington.edu
Mauricio Duarte Mauricio Duarte
 
Adviser: Krzysztof Burdzy
 
maduarte[at]math.washington.edu
Louis Fan Louis Fan
 
Interests: Applications of stochastic processes and SPDEs in phenomena in physics, biology, finance, etc
 
Adviser: Zhenqing Chen
 
louisfan[at]uw.edu
Toby Johnson Toby Johnson
 
Interests: spectral graph theory, random matrices, and connections to combinatorics
 
Adviser: Ioana Dumitriu
 
tobiasj[at]math.washington.edu
Shuwen Lou Shuwen Lou
 
Interests: Markov processes and Dirichlet forms
 
Adviser: Zhenqing Chen
 
shwlou[at]uw.edu
Sudip Pal Sudip Pal
 
sudip[at]math.washington.edu
Elliot Paquette Elliot Paquette
 
Interests: Random matrix theory, Spectra of random graphs, Random Geometry
 
Adviser: Ioana Dumitriu
 
paque[at]math.washington.edu
Andrey Sarantsev Andrey Sarantsev
 
Adviser: Soumik Pal
 
ansa1989[at]math.washington.edu
Erik Slivken Erik Slivken
 
Interests: sandpile groups, random graphs
 
Adviser: Chris Hoffman
 
slivken[at]math.washington.edu
Tvrtko Tadić Tvrtko Tadić
 
tadic[at]math.washington.edu
Josh Tokle Josh Tokle
 
Adviser: Zhenqing Chen
 
jtokle[at]math.washington.edu

 
Former students
 
Siva Athreya Siva Athreya
 
Thesis title: Probability and Semilinear Partial Differential Equations (1998)
Adviser: Krzysztof Burdzy
Panki Kim Panki Kim
 
Thesis title: Potential theory for stable processes. (2004)
Adviser: Zhenqing Chen
Jason Swanson Jason Swanson
 
Thesis title: Variations of stochastic processes: Alternative approaches (2004)
Advisers: Krzysztof Burdzy and Zhenqing Chen
Sona Zaveri Sona Zaveri
 
Thesis title: The Second Eigenfunction of the Neumann Laplacian on Thin Regions (2006)
Adviser: Krzysztof Burdzy

 
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