Jonathan C. Mattingly, Professor of Mathematics and Statistical Science

Jonathan C. Mattingly
Office Location:  297 Physics
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6978
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Teaching (Spring 2016):

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Ph.D.Princeton University1998
M.A.Princeton University1996
AuditorENS Lyon1993
B.S.Yale 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


Differential equations, Nonlinear • Ergodic theory • Evolution • Fluid mechanics • Folic Acid • Invariant measures • Lyapunov functions • Malliavin calculus • Mixing • Models, Biological • Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics • Nonlinear Dynamics • Probability Theory • Random dynamical systems • Stochastic analysis • Stochastic differential equations • Stochastic partial differential equations • Stochastic Processes • Turbulence

Current Ph.D. Students  

Postdocs Mentored

Undergraduate Research Supervised

Representative Publications

  1. 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]
  2. with Martin Hairer, Yet another look at Harris' ergodic theorem for Markov chains (August, 2008) [arXiv:0810.2777]  [abs]
  3. with David P. Herzog, Noise-Induced Stabilization of Planar Flows II (Submitted, April, 2014) [arXiv:1404.0955]
  4. with David P. Herzog, Noise-Induced Stabilization of Planar Flows I (Submitted, April, 2014) [arXiv:1404.0957]
  5. 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]
  6. with Christy Vaughn, Redistricting and the Will of the People (Preprint, October, 2014) [pdf]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support

Conferences Organized