Brett Kolesnik
I am a Neyman Visiting Assistant Professor & NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics at UC Berkeley, hosted by Prof David Aldous. I received my PhD in Mathematics in 2017 from the University of British Columbia, advised by Prof Omer Angel.

bkolesnik@berkeley.edu
Office: 351 Evans Hall
Mail: Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall # 3860, UC Berkeley CA 94720 USA

Research
Randomized sequential importance sampling for estimating the number of perfect matchings in bipartite graphs,
with Persi Diaconis, preprint, 2019

› To stay discovered: On tournament mean score sequences and the Bradley–Terry model,
with David Aldous
, preprint, 2018
Sharp threshold for K4-percolation,
preprint,
2017

Large deviations for subcritical bootstrap percolation on the random graph,
with Omer Angel, preprint, 2017

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

Teaching

Stat 134: Concepts of Probability,
UC Berkeley, Spring 2020

Stat 150: Stochastic Processes,
UC Berkeley, 106 students, Fall 2018

Stat 150: Stochastic Processes,
UC Berkeley, 96 students, Spring 2018

Math 220: Mathematical Proof,
University of British Columbia, 64 students, Spring 2017

Math 318: Probability with Physical Applications,
University of British Columbia, 59 students, Spring 2016

Math 110: Differential Calculus,
University of British Columbia, 111 students, Fall 2014

Math 101: Integral Calculus,
University of British Columbia, 77 students, Spring 2014