Reza Gheissari

 

Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley.



Hosted by Alistair Sinclair and the departments of Statistics and EECS.




I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from NYU in May 2019.


There, I was coadvised by Eyal Lubetzky and Chuck Newman.




CV   Ph.D. Thesis Email: “last name” @ “berkeley.edu”

Research interests. Probability theory and mathematical physics: statics and dynamics of spin systems (including Ising and Potts models, spin glasses), relations to optimization in high dimensions.

Preprints and publications.


20. Low-temperature Ising dynamics with random initializations

                 With A. Sinclair. Preprint (2021).

19. Approximate domain Markov property for rigid Ising interfaces

                 With E. Lubetzky. Preprint (2020).

18. Random-cluster dynamics on random regular graphs in tree uniqueness

                 With A. Blanca. Communications in Mathematical Physics (2021).

17. Diffusions interacting through a random matrix: universality via stochastic Taylor expansion

                 With A. Dembo. Probability Theory and Related Fields (2021).

16. Local and global geometry of the 2D Ising interface in critical pre-wetting

                 With S. Ganguly. Annals of Probability (2021).

15. Online stochastic gradient descent on non-convex losses from high-dimensional inference

                 With G. Ben Arous and A. Jagannath. Journal of Machine Learning Research (2021).

14. Tightness and tails of the maximum in 3D Ising interfaces

                 With E. Lubetzky. Annals of Probability (2020).

13. Maximum and shape of interfaces in 3D Ising crystals

                 With E. Lubetzky. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics (2020).

12. Algorithmic thresholds for tensor PCA

                 With G. Ben Arous and A. Jagannath. Annals of Probability (2020).

11. Bounding flows for spherical spin glass dynamics

                 With G. Ben Arous and A. Jagannath. Communications in Mathematical Physics (2020).

10. Random-cluster dynamics in Z2: rapid mixing with general boundary conditions

                 With A. Blanca and E. Vigoda. Annals of Applied Probability (2020).

                                                                    Extended abstract in RANDOM 2019.

9. Quasi-polynomial mixing of critical 2D random cluster models

                 With E. Lubetzky. Random Structures and Algorithms (2020).

8. Ising model: local spin correlations and conformal invariance

                 With C. Hongler and S.C. Park. Communications in Mathematical Physics (2019).

7. On the spectral gap of spherical spin glass dynamics

                 With A. Jagannath. Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré (B) (2019).

6. Zero-temperature dynamics in the dilute Curie--Weiss model

                 With C. Newman and D. Stein. Journal of Statistical Physics (2018).

5. Concentration inequalities for polynomials of contracting Ising models

                 With E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres. Electronic Communications in Probability (2018).

4. Exponentially slow mixing in the mean-field Swendsen--Wang dynamics

                 With E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres. Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré (B) (2018).

                                                                    Extended abstract in SODA 2018.

3. The effect of boundary conditions on mixing of 2D Potts models at discontinuous phase transitions

                 With E. Lubetzky. Electronic Journal of Probability (2018).

2. Mixing times of critical 2D Potts models

                 With E. Lubetzky. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics (2018).

1. Asymptotics of height change on toroidal Temperleyan dimer models

                 With J. Dubedat. Journal of Statistical Physics (2015).