Swee Hong Chan


Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor (postdoc)
Department of Mathematics
University of California Los Angeles
sweehong at math dot ucla dot edu

I am currently a postdoc at UCLA mentored by Igor Pak. Previously I was a graduate student at Cornell University, supervised by Lionel Levine.

Research

My research interests lie at the intersection of probability and combinatorics, with some motivations from statistical physics.
I have worked on various stochastic processes that exhibit self-organized criticality, building a unifying theory for those processes.
I have also worked on random walks in random environments that interact with the walker, where the uniform spanning forest makes a surprising appearance.
Recently I have also been interested in the applications of probability to the theory of partially ordered sets.

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Teaching

Current quarter (Summer 2020): I am not teaching any classes.
Previous quarter (Spring 2020): I was teaching Math 170S at UCLA. Please use this link to access the course materials (enrolled students only).
Next quarter (Fall 2020): I will teach Math 170S at UCLA. Please use this link to access the course materials.

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