**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 from
the 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**

*—
preprints** *

*› *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

*› *Sharp
threshold for K4-percolation

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

*—**
publications**
*

*›
*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, 2019

*› *Sharp
thresholds for contagious sets in random graphs, with Omer Angel,
Annals of Applied Probability, 2018

*› *Stability
of geodesics in the Brownian map, with Omer Angel and Grégory
Miermont, Annals of Probability, 2017

*› *Lower
bounds for the isoperimetric numbers of random regular graphs, with Nick Wormald,
SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 2014

**Co****authors**

David
Aldous

Omer Angel

Persi Diaconis

Janko Gravner

Grégory Miermont

Nick Wormald

**Teaching**

*— at UC Berkeley *

*› *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