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 an associate 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 an Associate 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 assistant 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.




Dr. Joanna Furno
Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2013
B.S., Wisconsin Lutheran College Milwaukee, WI, 2008
(List of Publications)

Dr. Furno is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Houston. After completing her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she held visiting assistant professor positions at Dickinson College (2013-2014) and Wesleyan University (2014-2015) and a postdoctoral position at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2015-2017). Her research interests are in ergodic theory and dynamical systems, with a focus on complex dynamics and dynamics on non-Archimedean spaces.




Akshat Das

Advisor: Alan Haynes

Jason Duval

Advisor: Vaughn Climenhaga

Meagan Carney

Advisor: Matthew Nicol

Duong Nguyen

Advisor: William Ott

Selahittin Cinar

Advisor: William Ott and Krešimir Josić

Yaofeng Su

Advisor: Andrew Török

Gregory Hemenway

Advisor: Vaughn Climenhaga

Tyler Williams

Advisor: Alan Haynes

former Dynamical Systems graduate students