Ran Huo, Graduate Student
Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Student in Mathematics, 2014present
I am a mathematician specialized in probability and stochastic processes. In particular, I have been working on voter models on random graphs and am familiar with contact processes, random walks as well as other related interacting particle systems. I am interested in the evolution of the model along with its asymptotic behaviors. A canonical application is the study of competitions among technologies on diverse social networks.
Besides, I am currently working on important sampling and specifically KLdivergence. I am curious about optimizing the size of data sets needed in various experiments.
Before coming to duke, I worked on directed polymer models in random environments for my undergrad research.
I serve as vice president of Graduate Student Chapter of Duke University in SIAM and an International House orientation peer at Duke University.
Educational Background
Bachelor of Science: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, graduate with distinction
Nanjing University, China 20102014  Contact Info:
 Office Hours:
 [MATH 216D] Tu 11:00AM1:00PM, Physics 274F
 Recent Publications
 Huo, R; Durrett, R, Latent voter model on locally treelike random graphs,
Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, vol. 128 no. 5
(May, 2018),
pp. 15901614 [doi]
 Beckman, E; Dinan, E; Durrett, R; Huo, R; Junge, M, Asymptotic behavior of the brownian frog model,
Electronic Journal of Probability, vol. 23
(January, 2018) [doi] [abs]
