Since 2014 I am an Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia. I got my PhD in 2010 in Moscow with Grigori Olshanski, and in 2011-2014 I was a postdoc at Northeastern University.

Research interests • (papers) • (CV)

Integrable probability, KPZ universality, Yang-Baxter equation, Bethe ansatz, Macdonald processes, symmetric functions, random tilings.

Teaching • (all)

In academic year 2017-18 I am on sabbatical at MIT and do not teach at University of Virginia.

Recent news and links • (all events) • (Blog)

  • Focused Research Group in Integrable Probability supported by the NSF grant 1664617 and companion grants 1664531, 1664619, 1664650
  • The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) in 2017 is held from Wednesday, March 8, through Saturday, March 11. It is hosted by the University of Virginia. Conference website.
  • Gallery of simulations of random lozenge tilings and other integrable stochastic systems
  • In 2014-2017 I co-organized the UVA probability seminar, and will return to it in Fall 2018
  • My Picture with Tilings Random tiling

    MIT Office (2017-18)


    UVA Office

    209 Kerchof Hall
      no. 22 on the Grounds Map
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    Mailing Address

    Leonid Petrov
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Virginia
    141 Cabell Drive, Kerchof Hall
    P.O. Box 400137
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137