New 2020 Stein Fellow Appointment
Vishesh Jain will join our department in mid-December, direct from the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing where he is currently a Simons-Berkeley Research Fellow for the program on Probability, Geometry, and Computation in High Dimensions. He completed his PhD in mathematics at MIT in May and is actually returning to Stanford, since he graduated with a BS from the Math Department in 2015. While earning his doctorate, Vishesh served as a teaching assistant in courses on probability and complex analysis. He has presented his research at special sessions during January's Joint Mathematical Meetings in Denver, and traveled last year to give talks at events for the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics and the American Mathematical Society. In 2018, he was a speaker at the 59th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in Paris.
Vishesh lists his research interests as high-dimensional probability and combinatorics, with applications to statistics and theoretical computer science. Most of his recent work has concerned the non-asymptotic theory of random matrices and algorithmic applications of Markov chains.