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

Faculty with Related Research Interests

Name Title Research Interests
Svetlana Jitomirskaya Professor Mathematical physics and dynamical systems
Michael J. Lindsey Assistant Professor Numerical analysis, optimization, Monte Carlo methods
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou Professor Probability theory, Partial differential equations
Nikhil Srivastava Associate Professor Theoretical computer science, random matrices, geometry of polynomials

Graduate Students

Name Dissertation Supervisor
Yulia Alexandr Bernd Sturmfels, Serkan Hosten
Brian Cruz Steven Evans, Federico Ardila
Rongyi (Amy) Dai
Ian Francis
Yujie Fu
Victor Ginsburg
Zoe McDonald
Zack McNulty
Rikhav Shah
Tianrui Xu

Recent Ph.D.s

Name Dissertation Title Dissertation Supervisor Year
Emily Bain Correlation functions of the two-periodic weighted Aztec diamond in mesoscopic limit Nicolai Reshetihkin 2023
Nicholas Bhattacharya Making Sense of Protein Representation Learning in the Wild   Yun Song, Steven Evans 2022
Theodore Zhu Some Problems on the Convex Geometry of Probability Measures James Pitman 2022
Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham Probabilistic Models and Statistical Tools for Gene Expression Analysis   Yun Song, Steve Evans 2021
Milind Hegde Probabilistic and geometric methods in last passage percolation   Alan Hammond, Shirshendu Ganguly 2021
Satyaki Mukherjee Pseudospectra of matrices and Point spectra of infinite graphs   James Pitman, Nikhil Srivastava 2021
Peter Vinella Coefficient Optimal Control Problems for Elliptic PDE L. Craig Evans 2021
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