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
Steven N. Evans Professor Probability and stochastic processes
Alan Hammond Associate Professor Statistical mechanics, studied rigorously via modern techniques from mathematical probability
Michael J. Klass Professor Probability theory, Combinatorics
James Pitman Professor Probability, stochastic processes, combinatorics, machine learning

Visiting Faculty

Name Title Research Interests
Alec Kercheval Visiting Scholar Financial mathematics
Philip Matchett Wood Lecturer Probability theory, combinatorics


Name Title Research Interests
Erik Bates NSF Postdoctoral Fellow Probability theory, mathematical physics

Faculty with Related Research Interests

Name Title Research Interests
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou Professor Probability theory, Partial differential equations
Nikhil Srivastava Assistant Professor Theoretical computer science, random matrices, geometry of polynomials
Luca Trevisan Professor Computational Complexity, Spectral Graph Theory
Melanie Matchett Wood Professor Number theory

Graduate Students

Name Dissertation Supervisor
Nicholas Bhattacharya
Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham Yun Song, Steve Evans
Ian Francis
Milind Hegde
Satyaki Mukherjee
Kyeongsik Nam Fraydoun Rezakhanlou
Peter Vinella L. Craig Evans
Theodore Zhu

Recent Ph.D.s

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Supervisor Year
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
Christopher Wells Miller Methods for Optimal Stochastic Control and Optimal Stopping Problems Featuring Time-Inconsistency L. Craig Evans 2016