Marcus Michelen

Research Assistant Professor

I'm a postdoctoral Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2019 from the University of Pennsylvania where my advisor was Robin Pemantle. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Engineering at The Cooper Union in 2014, where I majored in General Engineering and minored in Mathematics.

My research is in probability, combinatorics and the geometry of polynomials. Much of my research concerns probabilistic and extremal properties of polynomials as well as stochastic spatial processes such as percolation and interacting random walk.