Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

Dynamical Systems Seminar Schedule

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Dr. Matt Nicol
Ph.D., Stanford, 1992
B.A.(Hons), Sydney University, 1986
B.Sc., Sydney University, 1985
(List of publications)

Dr. Nicol is a professor at the University of Houston and has been the recipient of several NSF grants. Dr. Nicol's interests include Ergodic theory of group extensions and geometric rigidity, ergodic theory of hyperbolic dynamical systems, dynamics of skew products and iterated function systems, and equivariant dynamical systems. There is a description of these topics on Dr. Nicol's webpage.

Dr. Andrew Török
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
M.S., University of Bucharest, Romania, 1986
B.S., University of Timisoara, Romania, 1985
(List of Publications)

Dr. Török is a professor at the University of Houston. His research interests include ergodic theory and dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and operator algebras.

Dr. William Ott
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2004
B.S., California State University, Bakersfield, 1998
(List of Publications)

Dr. Ott is a professor at the University of Houston. He joined the faculty at the University of Houston in 2008 after completing a Courant Instructorship (2004-2006) and an NSF postdoctoral fellowship (2006-2008) at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Dr. Ott is funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include ergodic theory, dynamical systems, stochastics, and the use of dynamical ideas in interdisciplinary science. His interdisciplinary work focuses on the dynamics of genetic regulatory networks and, in particular, on the impact of delay. He has focused his recent ergodic-theoretic efforts on nonequilibrium systems, infinite-dimensional systems, and symbolic systems with infinite alphabets.

Dr. Ott received a 2014 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award. He is the faculty advisor of UHSIAM, the University of Houston student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He actively directs research at the postdoctoral, Ph.D., and undergraduate levels.

Dr. Alan Haynes
Ph.D., UT Austin, 2006
B.S., UT Austin, 2001
(List of Publications)

Dr. Haynes is a professor at the University of Houston. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, he accepted a postdoctoral position at Brandeis University (2007-2008). He then spent a number of years in England, at the University of York (2008-2011 and 2013-2016) and the University of Bristol (2011-2013), before returning to the states to take up his current post. His research interests include topics in dynamical systems, probability theory, analytic number theory, Diophantine approximation, discrete geometry, tiling theory, and the mathematics of quasicrystals.

Dr. Vaughn Climenhaga
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2010
B.Math., University of Waterloo, 2005
(List of Publications)

Dr. Climenhaga is an associate professor at the University of Houston. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland (2010-2011) and at the University of Toronto (2011-2012), where he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests are in dynamical systems and ergodic theory, particularly non-uniform hyperbolicity and smooth dynamics, statistical mechanics and thermodynamic formalism, symbolic dynamics, and multifractal analysis.


   GRADUATE STUDENTS (under construction)      

Phuong Tran, advisor Matthew Nicol
An Chen, advisor Matthew Nicol
Sean Campbell, advisor William Ott
Marco Campos, advisor Andreas Mang and William Ott
Jason Day, advisor Vaughn Climenhaga
Kavita Dhanda, advisor Alan Haynes

former Dynamical Systems graduate students