Research in Probability

Probability research at UC Berkeley is a joint activity of the Mathematics Department and the Statistics Department.  Please see the Probability section of the Statistics Department home page.

Senate Faculty

Name Title Research Interests
David Aldous Professor Emeritus Theoretical and applied probability
Jennifer Chayes Professor Probability theory, graph theory, graphons, mathematical statistical physics, and machine learning.
Steven N. Evans Professor Probability and stochastic processes
Vadim Gorin Associate Professor Integrable probability, random matrices, asymptotic representation theory
Alan Hammond Professor Statistical mechanics, studied rigorously via modern techniques from mathematical probability
Michael J. Klass Professor Emeritus Probability theory, Combinatorics
James Pitman Professor Probability, stochastic processes, combinatorics, machine learning


Name Title Research Interests
Kevin Yang NSF Postdoctoral Scholar Probability theory, partial differential equations

Faculty with Related Research Interests

Name Title Research Interests
Michael J. Lindsey Assistant Professor Numerical analysis, optimization, Monte Carlo methods
Andrei Okounkov Professor Representation theory (of combinatorial flavor) and its application to algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, probability, special functions, and other fields.
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou Professor Probability theory, Partial differential equations
Nikhil Srivastava Associate Professor Theoretical computer science, random matrices, geometry of polynomials

Recent Ph.D.s

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Supervisor Year
Kyeongsik Nam Singular stochastic differential equations with elliptic and hypoelliptic diffusions Fraydoun Rezakhanlou 2020
Kenneth Hung Topics in Conditional Inference David Aldous, William Fithian 2019
Chanwoo Oh Metastability of Zero Range Processes Fraydoun Rezakhanlou 2019
Chen Shen Fluctuation Analysis of Order Positions Under General Cancellations Steven Evans 2019
Qiuyi Richard Zhang Fast Algorithms for Interior Point Methods 2019
Benson Au Rigid structures in traffic probability: with a view toward random matrices   Steven N. Evans 2018
Justin T. Brereton A method of constructing invariant measures at fixed mass   Daniel Tataru 2018