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Jonathan C. Mattingly, Professor of Mathematics and Statistical Science

Jonathan C. Mattingly
Contact Info:
Office Location:  297 Physics
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6978
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2015):

  • MATH 230.04, PROBABILITY Synopsis
    Physics 235, MWF 08:45 AM-09:35 AM
    (also cross-listed as STA 230.04)
  • MATH 557.01, INTRODUCTION TO PDE Synopsis
    Physics 205, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
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PhD in Applied and Computational MathematicsPrinceton University1998
AuditorENS Lyon1993
BS in Applied MathematicsYale University1992
High School DiplomaNCSSM1988

Applied Math
Mathematical Physics
Research Interests: Applied mathematics, Probability, Ergodic Theory, Stochastic partial differential equations, Stochastic dynamical systems, Stochastic Numerical methods, Fluids

Areas of Interest:

Ergodic theory
Truly infinite dimensional behabior in SPDEs
Scaling limited of algorithems used in simulation and data analysis
Probabilistic algorithms for large data
Stabilization of dynamics my noise
scaling limits of stochastic algorithms

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Postdocs Mentored

    • Herzog David (August, 2011 - present)  
    • Avanti Athreya (2009 - 2011)  
    • Oliver Diaz Espinosa (2009 - 2011)  
    • Matthias Heymann (September, 2007 - August, 2010)  
    • Boumediene Hamzi (September, 2007 - June, 2010)  
    • Scott McKinley (September 1, 2006 - June 1, 2010)  
    • David Anderson (September, 2005 - December, 2005)  
    • Yuri Bakhtin (2004)  
    Undergraduate Research Supervised

    • (Paul) Yang Ziquan (June, 2013 - present)  
    • Steve Siyang Wang (June, 2013 - November, 2013)  
    • Christy Vaughn (January, 2013 - present)  
    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Jonathan C. Mattingly and Etienne Pardoux, Invariant measure selection by noise: An Example, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems. Series A, vol. 34 no. 10 (2014), pp. 4223--4257 [arXiv:1403.3593]  [abs]
    2. Thomas Hotz, Sean Skwerer, Stephan Huckemann, Huiling Le, J. S. Marron, Jonathan C. Mattingly, Ezra Miller, James Nolen, Megan Owen, Vic Patrangenaru, Sticky central limit theorems on open books, Ann. Appl. Probab., vol. 23 no. 6 (2013), pp. 2238--2258 [arXiv:1202.4267]  [abs]
    3. with Natesh S. Pillai, Andrew M. Stuart, Diffusion Limits of the Random Walk Metropolis Algorithm in High Dimensions, Annals of Applied Probability (June, 2011) [1003.4306]  [abs]
    4. with Martin Hairer, Yet another look at Harris' ergodic theorem for Markov chains (August, 2008) [arXiv:0810.2777]  [abs]
    5. with David P. Herzog, Noise-Induced Stabilization of Planar Flows II (Submitted, April, 2014) [arXiv:1404.0955]
    6. with David Anderson, A weak trapezoidal method for a class of stochastic differential equations, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, vol. 9 no. 1 (March, 2011), pp. 301 - 318 [0906.3475]  [abs]
    7. with Martin Hairer, A Theory of Hypoellipticity and Unique Ergodicity for Semilinear Stochastic PDEs, EJP, vol. 16 no. 23 (2011), pp. 658–738 [arXiv:0808.1361], [getdoc.php]
    8. with Martin Hairer, Spectral gaps in Wasserstein distances and the 2D stochastic Navier-Stokes equations, Annals of Probability no. 6 (2008), pp. 993--1032 [MR2478676], [math.PR/0602479]  [abs]
    9. with David P. Herzog, Noise-Induced Stabilization of Planar Flows I (Submitted, April, 2014) [arXiv:1404.0957]
    10. with Martin Hairer, Michael Scheutzow, Asymptotic coupling and a weak form of Harris' theorem with applications to stochastic delay equations, Probability Theory and related Fields (2009) [MR2531551], [0902.4495]  [abs]
    11. with Yuri Bakhtin, Tobias Hurth, Regularity of invariant densities for 1D-systems with random switching (Submitted, 2014) [arXiv:1406.5425]  [abs]
    12. Hairer, Martin and Mattingly, Jonathan C., Slow energy dissipation in anharmonic oscillator chains, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 62 no. 8 (2008), pp. 999--1032, ISSN 0010-3640 [MR2531551], [arXiv:0712.3884]  [abs]
    13. with Sean D. Lawley and Michael C. Reed, Stochastic switching in infinite dimensions with applications to random parabolic PDEs (Submitted, 2014) [arXiv:1407.2264]  [abs]
    14. with Mattingly, Jonathan C. and Stuart, Andrew M. and Tretyakov, M. V., Convergence of numerical time-averaging and stationary measures via {P}oisson equations, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, vol. 48 no. 2 (2010), pp. 552--577, ISSN 0036-1429 [MR2669996], [0908.4450], [090770527]  [abs]
    15. Mattingly, J. C. and Stuart, A. M. and Higham, D. J., Ergodicity for {SDE}s and approximations: locally Lipschitz vector fields and degenerate noise, Stochastic Process. Appl., vol. 101 no. 2 (2002), pp. 185--232 [MR2003i:60103], [pdf]  [abs]
    16. with Christy Vaughn, Redistricting and the Will of the People (Preprint, October, 2014) [pdf]  [abs]
    17. Jonathan C. Mattingly, Etienne Pardoux, Malliavin calculus for the Stochastic 2D Navier Stokes Equation, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 59 no. 12 (December, 2006), pp. 1742 - 1790 [math.PR/0407215]  [abs]
    18. J.C. Mattingly, Exponential convergence for the stochastically forced Navier-Stokes equations and other partially dissipative dynamics, Comm. Math. Phys., vol. 230 no. 3 (2002), pp. 421--462 [MR2004a:76039], [pdf]
    19. Martin Hairer, J.C. Mattingly, Ergodicity of the 2D Navier-Stokes Equations with Degenerate Stochastic Forcing, Annals of Mathematics, vol. 164 no. 3 (November, 2006) [math.PR/0406087]  [abs]
    20. W. E, J.C. Mattingly, Ya Sinai, Gibbsian dynamics and ergodicity for the stochastically forced Navier-Stokes equation, Comm. Math. Phys., vol. 224 no. 1 (2001), pp. 83--106 (Dedicated to Joel L. Lebowitz.) [MR2002m:76024], [pdf]
    Recent Grant Support

    • Multiscale Analysis of Dynamic Graphs, Office of Naval Research, N00014-12-1-0601-01, 2012/08-2015/07.      
    • EMSW21-RTG: Enhanced Training and Recruitment in Mathematical Biology, National Science Foundation, DMS-0943760, 2010/09-2014/08.      
    • FRG: Collaborative Proposal: Stochastics and Dynamics: Asymptotic Problems, National Science Foundation, DMS-0854879, 2009/06-2012/05.      
    • MULTISCALE ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC GRAPHS, Office of Naval Research, N000141210601, 2012/04.      
    • Visitinig Member, Institut Universitaire de France, 2004/05.      
    Conferences Organized

    • Organized invited session at SPA2013, August, 2013  
    • Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2013, Co Organizer (with Amarjit Budhiraja ), March, 2013  
    • Woman in Probability III, Local Orgnaizer (with Rick Durrett), October, 2012  
    • SAMSI Stochastic Dynamics tradition workshop, November, 2010  
    • MFO week long school on ergodic theory, October, 2010  
    • local liaison/Organizer SAMSI year on stochastic dynamics, 2009 - 2010  
    • SAMSI Opening Workshop for Stochastic Dynamics, August, 2009  
    • AIM conference: Stochastic numerics methods and application, October, 2007  
    • Organizer MSRI semster program, December 30, 2006 - May 30, 2007  
    • MSRI: Mathematical Issues in Stochastic Approaches for Multiscale Modeling, May 21, 2007 - May 26, 2007  
    • Minisymposium, SIAM dynamical systems meeting, May, 2007  
    • MSRI: Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Control, March 26, 2007 - February 30, 2007  

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