David Aldous
David Aldous  

David Aldous in Berkeley


Born  13 July 1952 
Nationality  British, American 
Alma mater  University of Cambridge 
Awards 
Loève Prize (1993) Rollo Davidson Prize (1980) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of California, Berkeley 
Doctoral advisor  David J. H. Garling 
David John Aldous, FRS (born 13 July 1952) is a mathematician known for his research on probability theory and its applications, in particular in topics such as exchangeability, weak convergence, Markov chain mixing times, the continuum random tree and stochastic coalescence. He entered St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1970 and received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1977 under his advisor, D. J. H. Garling.^{[1]} Since 1979 Aldous has been on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley.
He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1980, the Loève Prize in 1993, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1994. In 2004, Aldous was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.^{[2]} In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[3]}
Selected publications
Books
 Aldous, David (1989). Probability approximations via the Poisson clumping heuristic. Applied Mathematical Sciences. 77. New York: SpringerVerlag. pp. xvi+269. ISBN 0387968997. MR 0969362.
Papers
 Aldous, David, "Deterministic and stochastic models for coalescence (aggregation and coagulation): a review of the meanfield theory for probabilists". Bernoulli 5 (1999) pp. 3–48.
 Aldous, David, "Exchangeability and related topics". Lecture Notes in Math., 1117 (1985) pp 1–198. Springer, Berlin.
References
 ^ David Aldous at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ "Book of Members, 17802010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 3 November 2012.
External links
 Official website
 "David Aldous's results". International Mathematical Olympiad.
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