Group members
Here you can find information about current group members including Faculty, current students, postdocs and visitors. Information about the Duke probability group can be found here.
Faculty
 Sayan Banerjee
Research Interests: Random matrices, interacting particles, random walks in random environments, coupling properties of elliptic and hypoeliptic diffusions. 
 Shankar Bhamidi
Research Interests: Random networks, dynamics on random networks, probabilistic combinatorial optimization, reconstruction of real world networks, percolation, critical phenomenon and phase transitions.
Phase transitions in statistical physics and randomized algorithms. 
 Mariana OlveraCravioto
Research Interests:
Complex networks, Analysis of information ranking algorithms, stochastic recursions constructed on weighted branching processes, queuing networks, efficient simulation. 
 Nicolas Fraiman
Research Interests: Random graphs and structures, Stochastic processes, Probabilistic combinatorics, Game theory, Discrete and computational geometry.

 Jan Hannig
Research Interests: Generalized fiducial inference, methodology and theory for SiZer, analytical probability and applications to engineering, finance and biology.

 Vladas Pipiras
Research Interests:
Longrange dependence, selfsimilarity, fractional Brownian motion, Heavy tails, extremevalue theory, stable distributions, Models and inference for multifractals. Reducedrank inference, Inverse problems, sampling algorithms, Highdimensional time series.

 Amarjit Budhiraja
Research Interests: Stochastic Dynamical Systems. Stochastic Control and Stochastic Differential Games. Diffusion Approximations of Stochastic Networks. Large Deviations Theory. Nonlinear Filtering. Stochastic Analysis. 
 Andrew Nobel
Research Interests: Statistical Genomics, Analysis of Networks, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Inference from Dynamical Systems

Postdoctoral Fellows
 Dane Johnson
Research Interests: Large Deviations, Importance Sampling, Stochastic Networks    
 Michael Perlmutter
Research Interests: Harmonic Analysis, Probability.    
Current Students
Recent Alumni
Students in the probability group work in a wide array of fields and are often coadvised with faculty in other groups.
 Iain Carmichael
Research Interests: Random Retworks and HighDimensional Classification
Advisors: Shankar Bhamidi, J.S. Marron 
 Suman Chakraborty
Current position: Postdoc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
 Eric Friedlander
Research Interests: Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Weakly Interacting Particle Networks, Stochastic Control, Diffusion Approximations of Stochastic Networks, Communication Networks
Advisor: Budhiraja
Advisor: Postdoc at UChicago. 
 Dylan Glotzer
Research Interests: Extreme value theory, threshold models, stochastic dynamics.
Advisor: Pipiras 
 Jimmy Jin
Research Interests: Dynamics on random graphs, change point detection, social network analysis
Advisor: Bhamidi, Nobel
Current Position: Data Scientist at Stripe. 
 John Palowitch
Research Interests: Community detection methodology, module detectability in graphs, quantitative trait loci detection
Advisors: Nobel, Bhamidi
Current Position: Data Scientist at Google. 
 Yang Yu
Research Interests: Stochastic Numerics, Optimization
Advisors: Budhiraja, Lu 