Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
nforman (at) uw [dot] edu
Office hours (Fall '18): 10AM-12PM, Tuesdays, in Smith Hall room 313
Fall 2018 - TA for Math 394: Probability I.
Spring 2018 - Math 426: Measure theory.
Fall 2017 - Math 394: Probability I.
Spring 2017 - Math 324: Advanced multivariable calculus.
Winter 2017 - Math 582G: Continuum random trees.
I study combinatorial stochastic processes: combinatorial topics and methods, within probability theory. Here is a link to my research statement. In particular, I have worked on:
I have an ongoing project, in collaboration with Soumik Pal, Doug Rizzolo, and Matthias Winkel, to resolve a 1999 conjecture of David Aldous regarding the existence a continuum-tree-valued diffusion with certain properties. This project includes the following papers, preprints, and works in progress:
Here is a cool simulation of a process involved in the Aldous diffusion construction. The simulation was created by Rey Chou, Alex Forney, and Chengning Li, under the supervision of myself and Gerandy Brito.
- continuum random trees,
- path transformations and decompositions, and
- fluctuations and excursions of LÚvy processes.
I earned a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Oberlin College in May of 2008, with highest honors in mathematics. I completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at the UC Berkeley in December of 2013, supervised by Jim Pitman. My dissertation studied a path transformation and fluctuations of random walks and Brownian motion. From 2014-2016 I worked with Matthias Winkel at Oxford, studing stochastic processes on the space of continuum trees.
University of Washington
Department of Mathematics
Seattle, WA 98195-4350