**CURRICULUM VITAE**

**Name: **Steven Neil Evans

**Address: **Department of Statistics, University of California, 367 Evans Hall
#3860, Berkeley, CA 94720-3860

**ph****: **(510) 642-2777

**fax: **(510) 642-7892

**email: **evans@stat.Berkeley.EDU

**URL: **http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/users/evans

**Date and place of birth: **August 12, 1960 Orange, Australia

**Nationality: **Australian and U.S. dual citizenship

__Tertiary Education:__

**1979-1982 **Bachelor of Science (Honours I),
University of Sydney

**1983-1986 **Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, supervisor M.T.
Barlow, graduated May 2, 1987

__Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes:__

**1979-1981 **Gowrie Trust Fund Scholarship

**1980 & 1981 **John Irvine
Hunter Scholarship

**1983** University Medal in Mathematical
Statistics

**1983-1986 **Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Scholarship

**1983-1986 **Research Scholarship and Studentship, Corpus
Christi College, Cambridge

**1990 **Rollo Davidson Prize

**1991 **Presidential Young Investigator Award

**1993 **Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

**1997 **G. de B. Robinson Prize of the Canadian
Mathematical Society

**1998** Fellow, Institute of Mathematical
Statistics

**1998** Dobson Fellow, U.C. Berkeley

**2002** Miller Research Professor, U.C. Berkeley

**2002 **Medallion Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical
Statistics

**2005 **Presidential Chair Teaching Fellow, U.C.
Berkeley

**2007+2008 **Visiting Fellow, Mathematical Sciences
Institute, Australian National University

**2009 **Astor Visiting Lecturer, University of Oxford

**2011 **Birnbaum Lecturer, University of Washington

**2012 **Fellow, American Mathematical Society

**2016 **Member, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.)

**2017 **Distinguished Visitor, Institute of
Mathematical Sciences, University of Singapore

**2018 **Hotelling Lecturer, University of North Carolina

__Employment and Teaching Experience__

**1979-1982** Full-time Bursar, Commonwealth Banking Corporation

**1983-1987** Research Graduate, Commonwealth Banking Corporation of
Australia. Promoted 1987, Manager Research and Analysis.

**1987-1991 **Assistant Professor, Statistics, University of California,
Berkeley.

**1987-1989 **Whyburn Research Instructor, Mathematics, University of
Virginia.

**1991-1995 **Associate Professor with tenure, Statistics, University of
California, Berkeley.

**1995-present **Professor, Statistics, University of California, Berkeley.

**1999-present **Professor, Mathematics (joint appointment), University of California,
Berkeley.

**2005-present **Core faculty, Center for Computational Biology,
University of California, Berkeley.

__Selected Invited Lectures__

**1988 **Seminar on Stochastic Processes (Gainesville,
Florida), plenary speaker

**1989 **Southern Californian Probability Meeting, U.C.
Irvine (Irvine, California)

**1992 **Twenty First Conference on Stochastic Processes
and their Applications, Bernoulli Society (North York, Canada), plenary speaker

Centre de Recherches Mathematiques
(Montreal, Canada) Workshop - "Topics in probability and Lie groups:
boundary theory" (course of 5 talks).

Centre de Recherches Mathematiques
(Montreal, Canada) Workshop - "Measure-valued processes, stochastic
partial differential equations and interacting systems."

Fourteenth Midwest Probability Colloquium, Northwestern University
(Evanston, Illinois)

**1993 **Joint Statistical Meeting (ASA, Biometric
Society, IMS), (San Francisco, California)

First World Congress on Branching Processes (unable to attend due
to health) **1994 **International Centre for
Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh, U.K.) "Stochastic Partial Differential
Equations”

Oberwolfach Mathematics Institute "Probability and
Statistics" (unable to attend due to health)

Oberwolfach Mathematics Institute "Probability Theory
on Groups and Related Structures"

**1996 **World Congress of the Bernoulli Society,
(Vienna, Austria)

**1997** International Centre for Mathematical
Sciences (Edinburgh) "Instructional Meeting on Stochastic Partial
Differential Equations"

**1999** Fields Institute (Toronto, Canada)
Workshop - "Interactive Measure-Valued Processes"

Southern California Probability Meeting, University of Southern
California (Los Angeles, California)

**2000 **Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Bristol, U.K.) -
Microsoft Workshop at BRIMS - "Random Matrices",

AMS Western Section Meeting, (San Francisco, California), plenary
speaker

**2001 **MSRI (Berkeley, California) Summer School -
"Modern Signal Processing"

Erwin Schroedinger Institute (Vienna,
Austria) Workshop - "Random Walks and Geometry"

Twenty Seventh Conference on Stochastic Processes and their
Applications, Bernoulli Society (Cambridge U.K.), plenary speaker

**2002 **New Zealand Mathematics Research Institute, Eighth Summer
Workshop, (Napier, New Zealand)

Medallion Lecturer, IMS Annual Meeting, (Banff, Canada)

**2003** Oberwolfach
Mathematics Institute "Branching Processes"

Warwick Mathematics Institute, "Stochastic Partial
Differential Equations and Related Topics" (2 talks)

Banff International Research Station, workshop on stochastic
differential equations in honour of John Walsh

**2004 **McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
(Cambridge U.K), "Phylogenetic Methods and the Prehistory of
Languages"

Frankfurt University, "Workshop on Random Discrete
Structures"

German Mathematical Society annual meeting (Heidelberg, Germany)

**2005 **Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
"Fourth Symposium on Levy Processes"

Weierstrass Insitute (Berlin),
"Workshop on Random Spatial Models from Physics and Biology"

Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard, "Mathematical
Modeling and Language Diversification Workshop"

St. Flour (France) Probability Summer School (10 talks)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld, Germany),
"Microscopic Stochastic Dynamics in Biology and Chemistry"

Oberwolfach Mathematics Institute "Mathematical
Population Genetics"

**2006 **Princeton, New Jersey, Seminar on Stochastic
Processes, plenary speaker

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh, U.K),
“Workshop on Mathematical Population Genetics”

Banff International Research Station, “Workshop on Mathematical
and Computational Approaches to Linguistic Phylogeny”

Cornell University (Ithaca, New York), 2nd Cornell
Probability summer school

University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), “International
Conference on Stochastic Analysis and its Applications”

50th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
(Sydney, Australia), plenary speaker

**2007** Australian National University
Mathematical Sciences Institute (Canberra, Australia), Visiting Fellow, lecture
for the general public

Linguistic Society of America Linguistic Institute, Stanford
University (Palo Alto, California), “Workshop on Alternative Approaches to
Language Classification”

**2008** RWTH, (Aachen, Germany), 8th German
Open Conference on Probability and Statistics, plenary speaker

Erwin Schroedinger Institute (Vienna,
Austria), 15th Anniversary Celebrations, plenary
speaker

Australian National University Mathematical Sciences Institute
(Canberra, Australia), Visiting Fellow, lecture for the general
public

**2009** Oberwolfach
Mathematics Institute, "Random Trees"

University of Utah (Salt Lake City), “Frontier Probability Days”

Columbia-Princeton Probability Day

University of Oxford, Astor Visiting Lecturer

EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), academic visitor

Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
(Marseille – Luminy, France), “Probabilistic Models
in Evolutionary Biology”

**2010** Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK),
“Workshop on Stochastic Networks”

Australian Academy of Science (Canberra), “Science at the Shine
Dome Symposium on Genomics and Mathematics”

University of Colorado (Boulder), “Advances in Superprocesses
and Nonlinear PDEs”

University of Warwick, Probability at Warwick Young Researchers
Workshop (5 talks)

University of Warwick, “Orthogonal Polynomials, Applications in
Statistics and Stochastic Processes”

International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, India

Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting

**2011** Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
National University of Singapore, “Probability and Discrete Mathematics in
Mathematical Biology” (5 talks)

Mathematical Biosciences Institute, “New Questions in Probability
Theory Arising in Biological Systems”

Banff International Research Station, “Foundations of Stochastic
Analysis”

Birnbaum Lecture, University of Washington

**2012 **Mathematical Biosciences Institute, “Spatial
Models of Macro and Micro Systems”

Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
(Marseille – Luminy, France), “Probability,
Population Genetics and Evolution”

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Bielefeld, Germany),
“Stochastic Dynamics: Mathematical Theory and Applications”

Rhein-Main-Kolloquium Stochastik, Goethe-Universitaet
(Frankfurt, Germany)

Courant Institute, New York University, “Random Structures and
Limit Objects: A conference in honor of the 60th birthday
of David Aldous”

Thirty Fourth Midwest Probability Colloquium, Northwestern
University (Evanston, Illinois)

**2013 **Joint German Polish Conference on Probability
Theory and Mathematical Statistics (Torun, Poland)

Long term visitor, DFG Priority Programme
Probabilistic Structures in Evolution, talks in Cologne, Essen, Erlangen,
Frankfurt, Hannover

Institut Mittag-Leffler
(Stockholm, Sweden), Olav Kallenberg Workshop,

Centre de Récherches Mathématiques
(Montreal, Canada), “Random Trees”

Centre de Récherches Mathématiques
(Montreal, Canada), “Coalescent Theory: New Developments and Applications”

**2014 **Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing (Berkeley), "Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of
Computing"

**2015 **Long term visitor, DFG Priority Programme Probabilistic Structures in Evolution, talks in
Frankfurt, Giessen

Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
(Marseille – Luminy, France), “Probability and
Biological Evolution”

London Mathematical Society and the Clay Mathematics Institute Research School (Oxford University) “Developments in Modern
Probability”

University of Warwick, “Models and Inference in Population
Genetics”

**2016** Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (Marseille – Luminy,
France), "Random Trees and Maps: Probabilistic and Combinatorial
Aspects"

**2017** National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting , Research Briefing

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of
Singapore, Distinguished Visitor lecture for the general
public

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of
Singapore, “Genealogies of Interacting Particle Systems”

**2018** University of North Carolina, Hotelling Lectures

SPP Summer School, “Probabilistic Structures in Evolution”

Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
(Marseille – Luminy, France), “Probability and
Biological Evolution”

__Research Support__

**1988 - 1989 **NSF grant at University of Virginia

**1990 - 1991 **NSF grant at University of California

**1991 - 1997 **Presidential Young Investigator Award

**1993 - 1995 **Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

**1994 - 1997 **NSERC Canada Collaborative Projects Grant,
"Stochastic Partial Differential Equations"

**1997 - 2000 **NSF grant at University of California

**1997 **NSA grant at Mathematical Sciences Research
Institute, Berkeley

**1999 **NSF grant jointly at MSRI, Berkeley and Fields
Institute, Toronto

**2000-2003 **NSF grant at University of California

**2004-2008 **NSF grant at University of California (no-cost
extension to 2009)

**2006-2007** Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics
(U.C. Berkeley) grant

**2007-2008** Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics
(U.C. Berkeley) grant

**2009-2014 **NSF grant at University of California (no-cost
extension to 2015)

**2015-2018 **NSF grant at University of California (no-cost
extension to 2019)

**2016-2018 **NIH grant at University of California (co-PI, Yun Song PI)

__Professional Service__

**1993 - 2000 **Associate Editor *Stochastic
Processes and their Applications*

**1994 - 2000 **Associate Editor *Annals
of Probability*

**1997 - 1998 **Co-chair, special year on Stochastic Analysis,
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley

**1998 - present **Co-organizer, Seminar
on Stochastic Processes

**2001 – 2003 **Associate Editor *Probability
Theory and Related Fields*

**2003 – 2016 **Core Editor, *Probability
Surveys*

**2006 - 2010** Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Fellowship Committee

**2011 - 2013 **Scientific organizing committee, Thirty Sixth
Conference on Stochastic Processes and their
Applications

**2010 - present **Advisory
board, Forschungsschwerpunkt Mathematisierung*, *University of
Bielefeld

**2011 - 2014** Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Council

**2012 – present **Scientific Advisory
Board, Banff International Research Station

**2013 **Co-organizer, Recent Tends in Stochastic
Analysis Conference, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

**2014 **Co-organizer
Workshop on New Directions in Probabilistic Models of Evolution, Simons Institute
for the Theory of Computing

**2018—present** Scientific
Advisory Board, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

**2019 **Scientific
Advisory Board, Bernoulli-IMS World Congress in Probability and Statistic

**2020 **Mathematics
Advisory Board, Samsung Science and Technology Foundation

__Graduate Students__

**1993 **Neil Michael O'Connell**, **Statistics**, **PhD, *The genealogy of
branching processes*

**1994 **Joachim Alfons Rebholz**, **Mathematics,
PhD, *Planar* *diffusions
with applications to mathematical finance*

**1995 **Jonathan Widgoff
Shapiro, Statistics**, **PhD**, ***Capacity of Brownian trace and level sets*

**1999, **Steven Hwa Lin**, **Statistics**, **PhD**, ***On* *stochastic models of
interest rates with jumps*

**1999 **Ezra Vitali Nahum**, **Statistics**, **PhD, *On* *the pricing of lookback options*

**1999 **Xiaowen Zhou**, **Statistics**, **PhD**, ***Exchangeability, continuum-sites stepping-stone models, and
enumeration and construction of phylogenetic invariants*

**1999 **Diego Garcia, Statistics, MA, *A Monte Carlo method for pricing American options*

**2001 **Michael Ryan Roberts**, **Statistics**, **MA, *Parameter estimation
in hidden Markov models*

**2002 **Maxwell T. Pak**, **Statistics**, **MA, *Decentralized price
setting in replica economies*

**2008 **Ron Peled**, **Statistics, PhD, *Global
irregularities for Poisson processes - gravitational allocation and rough
isometries*

**2008 **Aubrey Irving Clayton**, **Mathematics**, **PhD, *Mutation-selection
balance for polynomial selection costs and matrix-valued orthogonal polynomials*

**2009 **Richard Hwa Liang**, **Statistics**, **PhD, *Two continuum-sites stepping stone models in population genetics with delayed
coalescence*

**2009** Peter Lochhead Ralph, Statistics,
PhD, *Most recent common ancestors, genetic inheritance,
stochastic gene transcription, and Brownian motion on disconnected sets: a
probabilistic analysis of a few models*

**2010 **Partha Sarathi Dey**, **Statistics**, **PhD, *Contributions to
Stein's method and some limit theorems in probability*

**2010 **Arnab Sen**, **Statistics**, **PhD, *Spectra of random
trees, coalescing non-Brownian particles and geometric influences of Boolean
functions*

**2010 **Eva Vivalt**, **Mathematics**, **MA, *Modelling* *Gaussian fields and geostatistical data using Gaussian Markov random
fields*

**2012 **Tatyana Mikhailovna
Gordeeva**, **Statistics**, **MA, *Stochastic equations on projective systems of groups*

**2013** Alexandru Hening,
Mathematics, PhD, *Two Models of Default from Finance and a Model of Invasion from Ecology*

**2013 **Joshua Simon
Abramson**, **Statistics, PhD, *Some Minorants and Majorants of Random Walks and Lévy Processes*

**2014** Benjamin Tsou, Mathematics, PhD, *Eigenvalue Distributions of Symmetric Group Representations*

**2****015 **Eric Stephen Wayman, Mathematics,
PhD, *A Skew-product decomposition of diffusions on a
manifold equipped with a group action, A Lorentz model with variable density in
a conservative force field, and Reconstruction of a manifold from the intrinsic
metric of an associated Markov chain*

**2****017 **Hye Soo Choi, Statistics, PhD, *The Doob-Martin compactification of Markov chains of growing
words*

**2****018 **Benson Au, Mathematics, PhD, *Rigid structures in traffic
probability: with a view toward random matrices*

**2****018 **Maria Guadalupe Martinez, Mathematics, MA, *A novel mathematical
approach to understand the dynamics of sexual violence in the United States*

**2****019 **Chen Shen, Mathematics, PhD, *Fluctuation analysis of order
positions under general cancellations,*

**Present **Nicholas Bhattacharya, Mathematics, PhD; Ella Hiesmayr,
Statistics, PhD; Adam Jaffe, Statistics, PhD; Tyler Maltba,
Statistics, PhD; Mehdi Ouaki, Statistics, PhD