Lea Popovic

Dept of Mathematics, Cornell University

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Dept of Mathematics at Cornell University. I received a PhD in Probability and Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley under the guidance of David Aldous. Previously, I earned an Honours BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Contact Information:
Address: 580 Malott Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607)255-6400; Fax: (607)255-7149
Email: popovic (at) math (dot) cornell (dot) edu

My research interests are in probability theory and its applications. My thesis work concentrated on branching processes and their asymptotics, the motivation coming from a model for macroevolution. Some of my current research is in analysis of stochastic models related to population biology. I am also involved in a research project on stochastic models for intracellular reaction networks.



Papers and Preprints:

  • Ph.D. Thesis (2003), UC Berkeley. - ps
  • "Asymptotic Genealogy of a Critical Branching Process" (2003), Ann. of Appl. Probab., Vol 14(4), 2004. - pdf
  • "A Critical Branching Process Model for Biodiversity" (2004), (with D.Aldous), Adv. in Appl. Probab., Vol 37(4), 2005. - pdf
  • "Asymptotic Analysis of Multiscale Approximations to Reaction Networks" (2005), (with T.Kurtz, K.Ball, G.Rempala), to appear in Ann. of Appl. Probab. - pdf
  • "Genealogy of Catalytic Branching Models" (with A.Greven and A. Winter), submitted to Ann. of Appl. Probab. - pdf
  • "Stochastic Models for Phylogenetic Trees in Higher Order Taxa" (with D.Aldous and M.Krikun), to be submitted.

Curriculum Vitae: 

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