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Personal Profile of Dr. David John Aldous


David does research in mathematical probability. A central theme is the study of large finite random structures, obtaining asymptotic behavior as the size tends to infinity via consideration of some suitable infinite random structure. Much current work involves random network models. Older work covered topics such as stochastic coalescence, the continuum random tree, mixing times for Markov chains, exchangeability, and the Poisson clumping heuristic. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1977 under advisor D.J.H. Garling, and since 1979 has been on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, where he was Chair of the Statistics Department from 1997-99. He was awarded the Loève Prize in 1993 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as Editor of Probability Surveys since 2004. Currently, he is on leave during 2009-10 at Microsoft Research. Aldous will give a plenary address at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). Much more material can be found on his web site http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~aldous/

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Past Committee Membership
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Scientific Advisory Committee Apr 01, 2006 Jun 30, 2010