I am an Associate 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 2020 I teach two sections of the course MATH 3100 Introduction to Probability.
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00-12:15 and 12:30-1:45.
Office hours: Mondays 2:30-3:30; Thursdays 9:00-10:00, and by appointment. (Office hours zoom link is available on Collab.) Automatically schedule an office hours appointment here.

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

  • (program postponed due to COVID-19) Program "Integrability and Combinatorics at Finite Temperature", MATRIX Institute, University of Melbourne, June 1-19, 2020.
  • (AMS meeting postponed due to COVID-19) Special Session on Integrable Probability at the 2020 AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting at University of Virginia, March 13-15, 2020.
  • MATH 8380 Random Matrices (Fall 2019) • PDF course notesCourse page
  • My Picture at MIT Random tiling
    Interesting papers on arXiv


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    Leonid Petrov
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Virginia
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