Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics
Professor of Mathematics
Joint Appointment or Affiliation:
I am a mathematician and statistician working in probability, combinatorics, and group theory with a focus on applications to statistics and scientific computing. A specialty is rates of convergence of Markov chains. I am currently interested in trying to adapt the many mathematical developments to say something useful to practitioners in large real-world simulations.
Erica Klarreich of Quanta Magazine managed a substantial one-on-one with our resident magician during the San Antonio JMMs this past January; the conversation ran from fluid mixing to a national smoosh.
The award was made during a special graduation ceremony that formed part of the university's 600th Anniversary celebrations.