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Professors

Athreya, Jayadev S. Assistant Professor, appointed 2015 (PhD University of Chicago 2006)
Research interests: Dynamical systems
Billey, Sara Professor, appointed 2002 (PhD University of California, San Diego 1994)
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Research interests: Algebraic combinatorics, Lie theory and computational geometry
Bube, Kenneth P. Professor, appointed 1986 (PhD Stanford University 1978)
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Research interests: Numerical analysis, partial differential equations
Burdzy, Krzysztof Professor, appointed 1988 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1984)
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Research interests: Probability theory
Burke, James Professor, appointed 1985 (PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1983)
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Research interests: Optimization, nonsmooth analysis
Chen, Zhen-Qing Professor, appointed 1998 (PhD Washington University 1992)
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Research interests: Probability theory, stochastic analysis
Collingwood, David Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, appointed 1987 (PhD University of Utah 1983)
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Research interests: Computational biology, Lie theory
Duchamp, Thomas E. Professor, Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences Program Director, appointed 1979 (PhD University of Illinois 1976)
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Research interests: Differential geometry
Graham, C. Robin Professor, appointed 1984 (PhD Princeton University 1981)
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Research interests: Differential geometry, partial differential equations, mathematical physics
Greenberg, Ralph Professor, appointed 1978 (PhD Princeton University 1971)
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Research interests: Number theory
Hoffman, Christopher Professor and Victor Klee Faculty Fellow, appointed 1999 (PhD Stanford University 1996)
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Research interests: Discrete probability
Irving, Ron Professor and Chair, appointed 1980 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977)
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Research interests: Algebra
Koblitz, Neal I. Professor, appointed 1979 (PhD Princeton University 1974)
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Research interests: Number theory and cryptography
Kovács, Sándor Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor, appointed 2000 (PhD University of Utah 1995)
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Research interests: Algebraic geometry
Lee, John M. Professor, appointed 1986 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1982)
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Research interests: Differential geometry, partial differential equations
Marshall, Donald E. Professor, appointed 1976 (PhD University of California, Los Angeles 1976)
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Research interests: Complex analysis
McGovern, William Monty Professor, appointed 1990 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1987)
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Research interests: Representation theory
Mitchell, Stephen Professor, appointed 1985 (PhD University of Washington 1981)
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Research interests: Algebraic topology
Morrow, James A. Barbara Hand Sando and Vaho Rebassoo Professor, appointed 1969 (PhD Stanford University 1967)
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Research interests: Complex singularities, inverse problems
Novik, Isabella Professor, appointed 2004 (PhD Hebrew University 1999)
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Research interests: Geometric combinatorics
Palmieri, John Professor, Graduate Program Director, appointed 1999 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1991)
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Research interests: Algebraic topology, representation theory
Pollack, Daniel Professor, appointed 1996 (PhD Stanford University 1991)
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Research interests: Differential geometry, partial differential equations, general relativity
Rohde, Steffen Professor and Robert B. Warfield, Jr., Faculty Fellow, appointed 1998 (PhD Technische Universität Berlin 1989)
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Research interests: Analysis and Probability, with an emphasis on geometric function theory
Smith, Hart Professor, appointed 1991 (PhD Princeton University 1989)
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Research interests: Partial differential equations, Fourier analysis
Smith, S. Paul Professor, appointed 1986 (PhD University of Leeds 1981)
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Research interests: Algebra
Solomyak, Boris Professor, appointed 1992 (PhD Leningrad University 1986)
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Research interests: Fractals and dynamics
Stein, William Professor, appointed 2006 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 2000)
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Research interests: Number theory, computation
Sylvester, John Professor, appointed 1987 (PhD Courant Institute of Mathematical Scienc 1980)
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Research interests: Partial differential equations
Thomas, Rekha Professor, appointed 2000 (PhD Cornell University 1994)
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Research interests: Optimization and Computational Algebra
Toro, Tatiana Robert and Elaine Phelps Professor and Associate Chair, appointed 1996 (PhD Stanford University 1992)
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Research interests: Analysis, geometric measure theory
Tuncel, Selim Professor, appointed 1986 (PhD University of Warwick 1982)
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Research interests: Ergodic theory, symbolic dynamics
Uhlmann, Gunther Walker Family Professor, appointed 1984 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1976)
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Research interests: Partial differential equations
Warner, Garth Professor, appointed 1966 (PhD University of Michigan 1966)
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Research interests: Representation theory
Yuan, Yu Professor, appointed 2001 (PhD University of Minnesota 1998)
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Research interests: Partial differential equations and differential geometry
Zhang, James Professor, appointed 1994 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1991)
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Research interests: Algebra and noncommutative algebraic geometry

Associate Professors

Arms, Judith M. Associate Professor, appointed 1980 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1977)
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Research interests: Geometric analysis of Hamiltonian systems with symmetry
Devinatz, Ethan Associate Professor, appointed 1991 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985)
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Research interests: Algebraic topology
Dumitriu, Ioana Associate Professor, appointed 2006 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003)
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Research interests: Random matrix theory, numerical analysis and scientific computing, algorithmic and probabilistic game theory
Lieblich, Max Associate Professor, appointed 2009 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2004)
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Research interests: Algebraic geometry
Pal, Soumik Associate Professor, appointed 2008 (PhD Columbia University 2006)
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Research interests: Applied and theoretical probability
Pevtsova, Julia Associate Professor, appointed 2008 (PhD Northwestern University 2002)
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Research interests: Representation theory

Assistant Professors

Drusvyatskiy, Dmitriy Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD Cornell University 2013)
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Research interests: Nonsmooth optimization, variational analysis, and the connections of these disciplines to semi-algebraic geometry
Narayanan, Hariharan Assistant Professor, appointed 2012 (PhD University of Chicago 2009)
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Research interests: Combinatorics and Discrete Geometry, Probability
Rothvoß, Thomas Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne 2009)
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Research interests: Theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics
Viray, Bianca Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 2010)
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Research interests: Number theory and algebraic geometry

Senior Lecturers

Conroy, Matthew Senior Lecturer, Director of the Math Study Center, appointed 2004 (PhD University of Colorado 1997)
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Research interests: Analytic number theory
Loveless, Andrew Senior Lecturer, appointed 2005 (PhD Washington State University 2005)
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Research interests: Number theory, cryptography, and combinatorics
Nichifor, Alexandra Senior Lecturer, appointed 2004 (PhD University of Washington 2004)
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Research interests: Algebraic number theory
Perkins, Patrick Senior Lecturer, appointed 2000 (PhD University of Washington 1988)
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Research interests: Algebra and combinatorics
Taggart, Jennifer Senior Lecturer, appointed 2001 (PhD University of Colorado 1997)
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Research interests: Algebra & Calculus

Lecturers

Bekyel, Ebru Lecturer, appointed 2013 (PhD Brown University 2002)
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Research interests: Number Theory
Ostroff, Jonah Lecturer, appointed 2013 (PhD Brandeis University 2013)
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Research interests: Combinatorics

Acting Assistant Professors

Baland, Shawn Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2013 (PhD University of Aberdeen 2012)
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Research interests: Modular Representation Theory, Algebraic Geometry
Chan, Kenneth Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2013 (PhD University of New South Wales 2010)
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Research interests: Noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry
Chirvasitu, Alexandru Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 2014)
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Research interests: Non-commutative geometry & quantum groups
Chou, Chih-Chi Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD University of Illinois at Chicago 2014)
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Research interests: Algebraic geometry
McGonagle, Matthew Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD Johns Hopkins University 2014)
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Research interests: Geometric analysis & partial differential equations
Montalto Cruz, Carlos R. Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD Purdue University 2014)
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Research interests: Inverse problems, medical imaging, partial differential equations, micro-local analysis, differential geometry, imaging processing
Raymond, Annie Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD Technische Universität Berlin 2014)
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Research interests: Combinatorial optimization & polyhedral combinatorics
Reichert, Nicholas Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2014 (PhD Princeton University 2013)
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Research interests: Partial differential equations, differential geometry
Wang , Zhenan Acting Assistant Professor, appointed 2015 (PhD Northwestern University 2015)
Research interests: Representation theory of Lie groups

Postdocs

Werness, Brent Research Associate/NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, appointed 2013 (PhD University of Chicago 2012)
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Research interests: Probability theory and stochastic processes

Part-Time Lecturers

Dos Reis, Fanny Part-Time Lecturer
Research interests: Differential Equations
Heald, Andrea Part-Time Lecturer, appointed 2013 (PhD University of Virginia 2015)
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Research interests: Algebra
Naehrig, Natalie Part-Time Lecturer (PhD Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochsc 2008)
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Research interests: Algebra and Number Theory
Pezzoli, Elena Part-Time Lecturer (PhD Stanford University 1998)
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Research interests: Logic and computational complexity, complexity of higher order functions, combinatorics, mathematical biology

Emeritus Faculty

Brownell, Frank H. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1950 (PhD Yale and Princeton University 1949)
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Research interests: Spectral analysis of Hilbert space operators, mathematical quantum mechanics, partial differential equations
Curjel, Caspar R. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1964 (PhD ETH, Zürich 1960)
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Research interests: Algebraic topology
Curtis, Edward B. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1970 (PhD Harvard University 1962)
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Research interests: Graph theory, networks
Erickson, K. Bruce Professor Emeritus, appointed 1973 (PhD University of Wisconsin 1970)
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Research interests: Probability theory
Folland, Gerald B. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1973 (PhD Princeton University 1971)
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Research interests: Harmonic analysis and differential equations
Gangolli, Ramesh A. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1962 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1961)
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Research interests: Probability theory, harmonic analysis on Lie groups
Goldstein, Allen A. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1964 (PhD Georgetown University 1954)
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Research interests: Approximation theory, non-linear programming, control theory, calculus of variations
Grünbaum, Branko Professor Emeritus, appointed 1966 (PhD Hebrew University 1957)
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Research interests: Geometry
King, James R. Associate Professor Emeritus, appointed 1974 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1969)
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Research interests: Complex manifolds, instructional computing in geometry
Lind, Douglas A. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1975 (PhD Stanford University 1973)
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Research interests: Ergodic theory
Monk, Steven G. Associate Professor Emeritus, appointed 1964 (PhD University of Minnesota 1966)
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Research interests: Mathematics education
Moore, Robert T. Associate Professor Emeritus, appointed 1968 (PhD Princeton University 1964)
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Research interests: Operator theory, group representations, mathematical software and experimental mathematics
Namioka, Isaac Professor Emeritus, appointed 1963 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1956)
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Research interests: Functional analysis
Ozols, Vilnis Assistant Professor Emeritus, appointed 1968 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1967)
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Research interests: Lie groups, Riemannian geometry
Ragozin, David Professor Emeritus, appointed 1969 (PhD Harvard University 1967)
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Research interests: Approximation theory, splines, wavelets, numerical analysis, harmonic analysis
Rockafellar, R. Tyrrell Professor Emeritus, appointed 1966 (PhD Harvard University 1963)
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Research interests: Variational analysis and optimization
Segal, Jack Professor Emeritus, appointed 1960 (PhD University of Georgia 1960)
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Research interests: Topology, shape theory
Stout, E. Lee Professor Emeritus, appointed 1969 (PhD University of Wisconsin 1964)
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Research interests: Complex analysis
Sullivan, John B. Professor Emeritus, appointed 1973 (PhD Cornell University 1971)
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Research interests: Representations of classical groups
Warfield, Virginia M. Principal Lecturer Emeritus, appointed 1973 (PhD Brown University 1971)
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Research interests: Probability and the teaching of mathematics
Westwater, M. John Professor Emeritus, appointed 1970 (PhD University of Cambridge 1967)
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Research interests: Mathematical Physics

Adjunct Faculty

Deconinck, Bernard Adjunct Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Applied Mathematics, appointed 2012 (PhD University of Colorado 1998)
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Research interests: Nonlinear wave phenomena
Fazel, Maryam Adjunct Associate Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Electrical Engineering, appointed 2010 (PhD Stanford University 2002)
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Research interests: Optimization
Greenbaum, Anne Adjunct Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Applied Mathematics, appointed 1997 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 1981)
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Research interests: Applied analysis and computational mathematics
LeVeque, Randy Adjunct Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Applied Mathematics, appointed 2007 (PhD Stanford University 1982)
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Research interests: Numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear PDEs, mathematical theory of conservation laws, software development
Mesbahi, Mehran Adjunct Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Aeronautics & Astronautics, appointed 2010 (PhD University of Southern California 1996)
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Research interests: Optimization
Simonsen, Linda M. Adjunct Professor; Primary affiliation: UW Bothell/Engineering & Mathematics, appointed 2012 (PhD Oregon State University 1995)
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Affiliate Faculty

Garnett, John Affiliate Professor; Primary affiliation: UCLA, appointed 2007 (PhD University of Washington 1966)
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Research interests: Complex analysis, harmonic Analysis
Goodearl, Ken Affiliate Professor; Primary affiliation: UC Santa Barbara, appointed 1998 (PhD University of Washington 1971)
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Research interests: Noncommutative algebra
Holroyd, Alexander Affiliate Associate Professor; Primary affiliation: Microsoft Research, appointed 2009 (PhD University of Cambridge 2000)
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Research interests: Probability theory, with emphasis on discrete spatial models, including cellular automata, percolation, matching, and coupling.
Kas, Arnold Affiliate Professor; Primary affiliation: Boeing, appointed 1996 (PhD Stanford University 1966)
Research interests: PDE, applied mathematics
Klee, Steven Affiliate Assistant Professor; Primary affiliation: Seattle University, appointed 2013 (PhD University of Washington 2010)
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Research interests: Algebraic and geometric combinatorics; combinatorics of simplicial and cubical decompositions of polytopes and manifolds; connections between combinatorics, commutative algebra, and algebraic topology.
Lauter, Kristin Affiliate Professor; Primary affiliation: Microsoft Research, appointed 2009 (PhD University of Chicago 1996)
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Research interests: Number theory, algebraic geometry, cryptography, and coding theory
Lubetzky, Eyal Affiliate Associate Professor; Primary affiliation: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences @ NYU, appointed 2008 (PhD Tel-Aviv University 2007)
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Research interests: Combinatorics, Probability Theory and Graph Theory, and their applications
Nachmias, Asaf Affiliate Assistant Professor; Primary affiliation: UBC, appointed 2011 (PhD University of California, Berkeley 2008)
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Research interests: Probability theory and statistical physics, Percolation, random walks and mixing times of Markov chains.
Wilson, David Bruce Affiliate Associate Professor; Primary affiliation: Microsoft Research, appointed 2000 (PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1996)
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Research interests: Stochastic processes, computer algorithms, probability and combinatorics
 

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