Patie wins NSF grant

Pierre Patie, associate professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Mathematical Sciences to support his proposal entitled “Intertwining ideas for some problems in probability.”

ORIE Professor Pierre PatieThe three-year, $300,000 award is in line with the Division of Mathematical Sciences’ mission “to support research in mathematics and statistics, training through research involvement of the next generation of mathematical scientists, conferences and workshops, and a portfolio of national mathematical sciences research institutes.”

Patie has been at Cornell since 2013 and his research resides at the crossroads of probability theory and functional analysis, with a pronounced emphasis on real-world applications across diverse areas of applied mathematics.

In his proposal to the NSF, Patie described the nature of his project as one combining theoretical insights with practical computational methods. He wrote, “Stochastic models play a vital role in understanding complex phenomena that occur in the natural, social, and engineering sciences. Obtaining comprehensive and accurate information about these models is crucial for gaining a systematic understanding of the modeled system and for designing effective problem-solving strategies. The objective of this project is to provide fresh perspectives in the study of recently proposed models in various areas of mathematical physics and finance.”

Patie says the work funded by this grant will include both undergraduate and graduate students who will “participate in an inclusive learning environment where they can contribute and gain valuable research experience.” He will also organize conferences, which will give scholars and researchers the opportunity to collaborate.

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