ICERM Postdocs


Postdoctoral institute Fellows:
Photo Ulas Ayaz Ulas Ayaz completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Hausdorff Center of Mathematics under the supervision of Professor Holger Rauhut. Dr. Ayaz’s primary research interests are in mathematical signal processing, random matrix theory, frame theory, geometric functional analysis and compressed sensing. He is especially interested in the analysis of sparse and low-dimensional representations of high-dimensional data. Before coming to ICERM, Dr. Ayaz worked with SONY Corporation on a research project for applying compressed sensing to image sensors. As a postdoc, he will be at ICERM for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Photo Emily Russell Emily Russell completed her PhD in Physics at Harvard University under the supervision of Professor David Weitz. Her research interests lie in describing how local interactions drive the global structure and behavior of complex systems; during her PhD work, she examined such phenomena experimentally in charged colloidal systems, and she will now focus on combining her physical intuition with a mathematical understanding of more general systems. As an Institute postdoc, Dr. Russell will be at ICERM for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Postdoctoral Fellows:
Photo Tyler Helmuth 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.
Photo Marcin Lis 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.
Photo Xuan Wang 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.
Photo Samuel Watson 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.