PROBABILITY

Besides being a basic area of Mathematics and providing the theoretical foundation for Statistics, Probability is also used in a rapidly growing number of applications in the physical, biological, social and engineering sciences. Such applications often require the development of new theory and need scientists and engineers trained in the fundamental techniques of probability.

In the Mathematics Department at UCSD, the research of faculty in probability is concerned with developing the theory of probability and stochastic processes and related applications. The theory has connections to other areas of Mathematics such as Analysis, Geometry and Combinatorics, and applications arise in applied areas such as Physics, Genetics, Systems Biology, Finance, Neuroscience and Communications Theory.


PROBABILITY AND RELATED FIELDS IN MATHEMATICS AT UCSD

Probability:
  • Patrick J. Fitzsimmons, Professor (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve)
  • Jason Schweinsberg, Professor (Ph.D., UC Berkeley).
  • Ruth J. Williams, Professor (Ph.D., Stanford)
  • Ronald K. Getoor, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., U. of Michigan), email: rgetoor@math.ucsd.edu
  • Michael J. Sharpe, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Yale)
    Geometry and Probability:
  • Bruce K. Driver, Professor (Ph.D., Cornell).
    Combinatorics, Functional Analysis and Probability:
  • Todd Kemp, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Cornell).
    Probability and Geometric Group Theory
  • Tianyi Zheng, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Cornell).
    Statistics:
  • Ian Abramson, Professor (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley), email: iabramso@math.ucsd.edu
  • Ery Arias-Castro, Professor, (Ph.D., Stanford)
  • Jelena Bradic, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Princeton)
  • Leonard R. Haff, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Oregon St. Univ.), email: haff@math.ucsd.edu
  • Dimitris Politis, Professor (Ph.D., Stanford)
  • Murray Rosenblatt, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Cornell) Further information.
    Biostatistics:
  • Ronghui Xu, Professor (Ph.D., UCSD)
    Probabilistic Combinatorics:
  • Fan Chung Graham, Professor (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jacques Verstraete, Professor (Ph.D., Cambridge University)
    Combinatorics, Random Matrix Theory and Representation Theory
    Jonathan Novak, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Queens University, Canada)
    Information Theory, Signal Processing and Applied Harmonic Analysis
  • Rayan Saab, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of British Columbia)
    Systems and Control:
  • William Helton, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, (Ph.D., Stanford University)
    PROBABILITY GRADUATE COURSES IN MATHEMATICS

    For information on graduate courses in Probability offered by the Mathematics Department at UCSD, click here.
    CENTERS OR PROGRAMS AT UCSD RELATED TO PROBABILITY
  • Advanced Network Sciences Group.
  • Biocircuits Institute.
  • Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics (CCSD).
  • Center for Theoretical Biological Physics.
  • Information Theory and Applications Center.
  • Institute for Neural Computation.