I just began my new job as an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Previously I was a Krener Assistant Professor at UC Davis, and, more recently, a CNRS Postdoctoral Researcher under Cristina Toninelli at Laboratoire de Probabilités, Statistique et Modélisation (LPSM) at University of Paris VII, and a Visiting Instructor at Dartmouth College. I received my Phd in Mathematics under Christopher Hoffman in 2014 from the University of Washington.
My research is a mix of probability and combinatorics with connections to theoretical computer science and statistical mechanics. I work on a variety of topics: random permutations and permutations patterns, discrete stochastic processes, bootstrap percolation, etc. I am particularly interested in the limiting behaviors of discrete systems. Given a combinatorial family of objects, what can we say about the shape and statistics of a typical large object in the family? For some stochastic process, what is the long term behavior of the process and how sensitive is the behavior with respect to initial conditions?
Here is my CV.
I can be reached at slivkene[at]uncw.edu