**Brett Kolesnik**

*Neyman
Visiting Assistant Professor **in
Statistics
at UC
Berkeley*

NSERC
Postdoctoral
Fellow 2017–2019
at UC Berkeley, hosted
by Prof David
Aldous

PhD in Mathematics in
2017, University of British Columbia, advised
by Prof Omer
Angel

Email: bkolesnik@berkeley.edu

Mail: Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall # 3860, UC Berkeley CA 94720 USA

Office:
351 Evans Hall

**Re****search**

› Large deviations of
the greedy independent set algorithm on sparse random graphs

*›
*The geometry of random
tournaments,
with Mario
Sanchez

*› *Weakly
saturated random
graphs, with Zsolt
Bartha

*› *Transitive
closure in a polluted
environment,
with
Janko Gravner

*› *Randomized
sequential importance sampling for estimating the
number of perfect matchings in bipartite graphs,
with Persi
Diaconis

*›
*To stay
discovered: On tournament mean score sequences and
the Bradley–Terry model, with David Aldous, *Stochastic
Processes and their
Applications, In Memoriam:
Larry
Shepp*

*› *Sharp
threshold for K4-percolation

*› *Large
deviations for subcritical bootstrap percolation on the random
graph, with
Omer Angel

*› *Sharp
thresholds for contagious sets in random graphs, with Omer Angel,
*Annals of Applied Probability*

*› *Stability
of geodesics in the Brownian map, with Omer Angel and Grégory
Miermont, *Annals of Probability*

*› *Lower
bounds for the isoperimetric numbers of random regular graphs, with Nick
Wormald, *SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics*

**Co****authors**

David
Aldous

Omer Angel

Zsolt
Bartha

Persi Diaconis

Janko Gravner

Grégory Miermont

Mario Sanchez

Nick Wormald

**Teaching**

*A**t **UC **Berkeley:*

Stat 150:
Stochastic
Processes,
Spring 2021

Stat 150:
Stochastic
Processes, 82 students, Fall 2020

Stat 134: Concepts of Probability, 296 students, Spring 2020

Stat 150:
Stochastic Processes,106 students, Fall 2018

Stat 150: Stochastic
Processes, 96 students, Spring 2018

*At
**University
of British
Columbia:*

Math 220: Mathematical
Proof, 64 students,
Spring 2017

Math 318: Probability
with Physical Applications, 59 students, Spring 2016

Math 110: Differential
Calculus, 111
students, Fall 2014

Math 101: Integral
Calculus, 77 students,
Spring 2014