August 2012, Poppelsdorfer Allee, Bonn, Germany. (Courtesy: Hamdi Zorgati.)

See Hausdorff Institute program web site.

Joe P. Chen

Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Mathematics
University of Connecticut

B.S. '06, Yale College (*)
M.S. '10, Ph.D. '13, Cornell University

Curriculum vitae (pdf) | Research statement (pdf) | Teaching statement (pdf)

Starting July 2016 I will be moving to Colgate University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Research interests: Probability, Analysis and Mathematical Physics on rough spaces or metric measure spaces (such as fractals).

All of my research papers can be found on the arXiv.

NEW! On the octopus inequality and the moving particle lemma in the exclusion process. [arXiv]

Teaching (Spring '16): MATH 3150 - Analysis I (Section 001), and MATH 3160 - Probability (Section 007) (also taught in Fall '13, AY '14~'15, Fall '15). Also ran an independent study course on spectral graph theory.

Past Teaching: MATH 2110 - Multivariable Calculus (Section 005) (Spring '14), and MATH 3170 - Elementary Stochastic Processes (Spring '14), and MATH 5160 - Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes I (Fall '15).

Report on Honors Probability at UConn

My handcrafted creations of probability problems

UConn Special Semester in Nonsmooth Analysis, Fall 2015

Since Spring 2015, Matthew Badger and I have co-organized the UConn Analysis & Probability Seminar, Fridays 3:15-4:15p.

In Summer 2015, I was one of the research mentors for the UConn math REU program, working mainly with the fractals group and the stochastic control group. I also organized the summer S.I.G.M.A. seminar (Fridays 12:15p~1:15p).

On July 28, 2015, Luke Rogers and I co-organized the 3rd Northeast Mathematics Undergraduate Research Mini-Symposium.

Here is a recent expository talk about random walks and electrical networks, with some newly inspired pieces at the end.

I had my 15 minutes of fame after giving this final exam problem to my probability students.

Recreation: I play the piano. You can find some of my recordings/covers on SoundCloud.