Allan Sly (mathematician)
Allan Murray Sly is an Australian mathematician and statistician specializing in probability theory who won the MacArthur "Genius" Fellows award in 2018. He is a professor of mathematics at Princeton University.
Education and careerEdit
Sly was a member of the Australian team at the 1999 and 2000 International Mathematical Olympiads, earning honourable mention and a silver medal. He attended Radford College, where he was dux of the year in 2000. He then studied at Australian National University, winning the University Medal in 2004, earning a bachelor's degree, and in 2006 earning an M.Phil.
Sly's work has included research on finding clusters in networks, the use of information percolation to analyze the "cutoff" phenomenon in which Markov chains exhibit a sharp transition to their stationary distribution, embeddings of random sequences, and phase transitions for random instances of the satisfiability problem.
Sly won a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2012. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018 for "applying probability theory to resolve long-standing problems in statistical physics and computer science". He is the winner of the 2019 Loeve prize.
- Allan Sly, International Mathematical Olympiad, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Allan Sly (2000) – Macarthur Fellow 2018, Radford Collegians, 2018, retrieved 2018-12-02
- University Medallists from 1970 and winners of the University Prize 1963–1979 (PDF), Australian National University, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Allan Sly, MacArthur Foundation, 2018, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Allan Sly at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards, UC Berkeley Public Affairs, October 5, 2018, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Allan Sly named 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Princeton University Department of Mathematics, 2018, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Q&A: Allan Sly on probability theory and random processes, UC Berkeley Public Affairs, February 15, 2012, retrieved 2018-12-02
- Loeve Prize, retrieved 2019-07-14