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Nicolas Fraiman
Nicolas Fraiman
Associate Professor
337 Hanes Hall

I obtained my Ph.D. from McGill University in 2013, under the direction of Luc Devroye, where I was part of the CARP (Combinatorics, Algorithms, Randomization, and Probability) research group. Before joining UNC, I was a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Research Interests

Random structures, Combinatorial Statistics, and Randomized algorithms

Research Synopsis

My research is in probability and statistics. I focus on probabilistic analysis of random structures, the effect these structures have on stochastic processes and algorithmic and statistical applications of these models. I am interested in combinatorial problems from statistics, mathematical biology (especially evolutionary dynamics) and theoretical computer science (particularly randomized algorithms). Some specific topics that I have worked on include metric and connectivity properties of random networks, the structure random trees and connections with branching processes, simplicial complexes and random topology, the effect of power of choice in dynamics, quasi-stationary behavior for Markov chains, and stochastic recursions on graphs.