New Stein Fellow for 2019

Nicholas Cook joins the Statistics Department as a Stein Fellow for a one-year appointment. Nick has spent three years at Stanford with the Math Department on a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. His most recent teaching assignment was "Basic Probability and Stochastic Processes with Engineering Applications" (CME 298, MATH 158) in Spring Quarter.  He also served as Assistant Adjunct Professor in UCLA's Department of Mathematics, where he received his PhD in 2016. Nick will depart in July 2020 to become Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Duke.

Recently returned from his invited session on log-correlated fields at the 2019 Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA) Conference at Northwestern University, Nick was also among the presenters last December at Advances in Asymptotic Probability in honor of Amir Dembo’s 60th birthday. His research interests include random matrix theory, random graphs, large deviations, and related topics in combinatorics, high-dimensional geometry, mathematical physics, statistics and data science.