
Tyler Helmuth completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of
Professor David Brydges at the University of British Columbia. His research interests lie primarily in probability, combinatorics,
and statistical mechanics. He is particularly interested in models of excluded volume. Dr. Helmuth will be at ICERM from January 2015 to May 2015.


Marcin Lis completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of Professors Ronald Meester, Federico Camia and Wouter
Kager at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is interested in combinatorial aspects of statistical mechanics and conformal
invariance of critical statistical mechanical models. His research mainly concerns the two dimensional Ising model. Dr. Lis
will be at ICERM from January 2015 to May 2015. After ICERM, he will return to Sweden to be a postdoc at Chalmers University in Gothenburg.


Xuan Wang completed his Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill under the supervision of Professor Shankar Bhamidi and Professor Amarjit Budhiraja. Dr. Wang’s research interests
include probability theory, random networks, phase transitions and critical scaling limits of random structures and large deviation
principle for random graph models. He will be at ICERM from January 2015 to May 2015 as a postdoc.


Samuel Watson is receiving his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
under the supervision of Professor Scott Sheffield. Sam’s research is in mathematical probability; in particular he studies conformally invariant
statistical physics models and their scaling limits. He has worked on problems related to percolation, conformal loop ensembles, and the Gaussian free field.
He will be at ICERM from January 2015 to May 2015.
