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Nicholas A Cook, Assistant Professor

Nicholas A Cook
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Office Location:  120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2800
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Ph.D.University of California - Los Angeles2016

Additive combinatorics • Extremal combinatorics • Functional analysis • Graph theory • Large deviations • Mathematical physics • Partial differential equations • Probability theory and stochastic processes • Random graphs • Random matrices • Statistical physics

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Cook, N; Dembo, A, Large deviations of subgraph counts for sparse Erdős–Rényi graphs, Advances in Mathematics, vol. 373 (October, 2020) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Cook, N; Zeitouni, O, Maximum of the Characteristic Polynomial for a Random Permutation Matrix, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 73 no. 8 (August, 2020), pp. 1660-1731 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Cook, N, The Circular Law for random regular digraphs, Annales De L'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités Et Statistiques, vol. 55 no. 4 (January, 2019), pp. 2111-2167 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Cook, N, Lower bounds for the smallest singular value of structured random matrices, The Annals of Probability, vol. 46 no. 6 (November, 2018), pp. 3442-3500 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Cook, N; Hachem, W; Najim, J; Renfrew, D, Non-hermitian random matrices with a variance profile (I): Deterministic equivalents and limiting ESDs, Electronic Journal of Probability, vol. 23 (January, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support

  • RTG: Training Tomorrow's Workforce in Analysis and Applications, National Science Foundation, 2021/07-2026/06. 
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