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 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


Name Title Research Interests
Tyler Helmuth Postdoc Statistical mechanics, probability
Insuk Seo Morrey Visiting Assistant Professor Probability theory, interacting particle systems, metastability

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

Graduate Students

Name Dissertation Supervisor
Benson Au Steven N. Evans
Justin T. Brereton Daniel Tataru
Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham
Milind Hegde
Kenneth Hung
Satyaki Mukherjee
Kyeongsik Nam
Chanwoo Oh Fraydoun Rezakhanlou
Chen Shen Steven Evans
Peter Vinella L. Craig Evans
Qiuyi Richard Zhang
Theodore Zhu

Recent Ph.D.s

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Supervisor Year
Christopher Wells Miller L. Craig Evans 2016
David C. Kaspar Fraydoun Rezakhanlou 2014
Andrew J. Critch Algebraic Geometry of Hidden Markov and Related Models Bernd Sturmfels 2013
Alexandru Hening Two Models of Default from Finance and a Model of Invasion from Ecology Steven N. Evans 2013
Vladislav Voroninski PhaseLift: A Novel Methodology for Phase Retrieval John Strain, Emmanuel Candes 2013
Tonci Antunovic Two Probabilistic Models of Competition Sourav Chatterjee, Yuval Peres 2012