Nike Sun
nikesun at berkeley dot edu
389 Evans Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 947203860
Hello! I am an assistant professor at
Berkeley Statistics.
I am interested in probability theory and statistical physics.
Education and past employment:
(20142015) Schramm postdoctoral fellowship, MSR New England and MIT Mathematics.
(20102014) Ph.D. Statistics, Stanford University. Advised by Prof.
Amir Dembo.
(20092010) M.A.St. Mathematics, University of Cambridge.
(20052009) B.A. Mathematics and M.A. Statistics, Harvard University.
Teaching
Fall 2017: Math218a/Stat205a (Probability Theory), TTh 9:30a11:00a in Etcheverry 3108.
Fall 2017: Stat155 (Game Theory), TTh 12:30p2:00p in Stanley 106.
Past:
Fall 2016: Stat134, Concepts of Probability.
Publications and preprints
(Final arXiv version matches journal version except for very minor changes.)
Spectral algorithms for tensor completion.
[arXiv]
With Andrea Montanari.
Submitted.
The number of solutions for random regular NAESAT.
[arXiv]
[conference]
With Allan Sly
and Yumeng Zhang.
Conference version in proceedings of
57th FOCS
(2016), pp. 724731.
Shotgun assembly of random regular graphs.
[arXiv]
With Elchanan Mossel.
Submitted.
Supercritical minimum meanweight cycles.
[arXiv]
With Jian Ding and
David B. Wilson. Submitted.
Proof of the satisfiability conjecture for large k.
[arXiv]
[conference]
With Jian Ding and
Allan Sly.
Submitted.
Conference version in proceedings of 47th STOC (2015), pp. 5968.
Maximum independent sets on random regular graphs.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Jian Ding and
Allan Sly.
Acta Math. 217:2 (2016), pp. 263340.
Satisfiability threshold for random regular NAESAT.
[arXiv]
[conference]
[journal]
With Jian Ding and
Allan Sly.
Comm. Math. Phys. 341:2 (2016), pp. 435489.
Conference version in proceedings of
46th STOC (2014), pp. 814822.
On the asymptotics of dimers on tori.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Richard W. Kenyon
and David B. Wilson.
Probab. Theory Rel. Fields 166:3 (2016), pp. 9711023.
The replica symmetric solution
for Potts models on dregular graphs.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Amir Dembo,
Andrea Montanari, and
Allan Sly.
Comm. Math. Phys.
327:2 (2014), pp. 551575.
The Hausdorff dimension of the CLE gasket.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Jason Miller and
David B. Wilson.
Ann. Probab.,
42:4 (2014), pp. 16441665.
Counting in twospin models on dregular graphs.
[arXiv]
[journal]
[conference]
With Allan Sly.
Ann. Probab.
42:6 (2014), pp. 23832416.
Conference version in proceedings of 53rd FOCS (2012), pp. 361369.
Factor models on locally treelike graphs.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Amir Dembo and
Andrea Montanari.
Ann. Probab. 41:6 (2013), pp. 41624213.
Central limit theorem for biased random walk on multitype GaltonWatson trees.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Amir Dembo.
Elect. J. Probab. 17:75 (2012), pp. 140.
Strong path convergence from Loewner driving convergence.
[arXiv]
[journal]
With Scott Sheffield.
Ann. Probab. 40:2 (2012), pp. 578610.
Conformally invariant scaling limits in planar critical percolation.
[arXiv]
[journal]
Probab. Surveys 8 (2011), pp. 155209.
