Alexander Vandenberg-Rodes

I am currently (Fall 2011--) a visiting assistant professor at UC Irvine.


I completed my Ph. D in mathematics at UCLA in the spring of 2011, under Tom Liggett. You can find my thesis here:


"Generating function zeros of Markov processes and their applications."

Teaching

Winter 2013: Math 130B.


email: vandenbe[AT]math.uci.edu

Office: Rowland Hall 510P.

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday 9--10:30.

Research

My research interests are in interacting particle systems (especially exclusion and voter models) -- a sub-field of probability, and applications of stable polynomials.

Papers:





The Williams Bjerknes model on regular trees” (with Oren Louidor and Ran Tessler), submitted.



Trapping in the random conductance model” (with Marek Biskup, Oren Louidor, and Alex Rozanov), submitted.


Stability on {0,1,2,...}^S: birth-death chains and particle systems” (with Tom Liggett), Notions of positivity and the geometry of polynomials, Trends in Mathematics (2011), 311-330.


A limit theorem for particle current in the symmetric exclusion process”, Elect. Comm. in Probab. 15 (2010), 240-252.