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, interacting particle systems, six vertex model, Yang-Baxter equation, stochastic vertex models, Bethe ansatz, Macdonald processes, random tilings, symmetric functions, algebraic combinatorics
Focused Research Group in Integrable Probability supported by the NSF grant 1664617 and companion grants 1664531, 1664619, 1664650

Teaching • (all)

In Fall 2018 I teach 2 sections of MATH 3100 Introduction to Probability which meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45pm and 2:00-3:15pm in Monroe Hall 116.
  • Textbook: Pitman's "Probability"
  • Syllabus (PDF)
  • Office hours: Tuesday 11-12, Thursday 10-11, or by appointment (email me to set up a time; you can make as many appointments as you need). Advisees - please use these office hours or set up appointments, too.

Recent news and links • (Events) • (Blog)

  • Virginia Integrable Probability Summer School will be held at University of Virginia from May 27 to June 8, 2019
  • Workshop on Representation Theory, Combinatorics, and Geometry will be at University of Virginia on October 19-21, 2018. The workshop precedes the Virginia Mathematics Lectures by Andrei Okounkov (October 22-24)
  • Updated gallery of simulations of integrable stochastic systems
  • The conference Integrable Probability Boston 2018 was held on May 14-18, 2018 at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
  • My Picture at MIT Random tiling


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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