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Ran Huo, Teaching Assistant

Ran Huo

Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Student in Mathematics, 2014-present

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 KL-divergence. 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 2010-2014

Please note: Ran has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  274F Physics
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 2800
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Office Hours:

[MATH 216D] Tu 11:00AM-1:00PM, Physics 274F
Recent Publications

  1. Huo, R; Durrett, R, Latent voter model on locally tree-like random graphs, Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, vol. 128 no. 5 (May, 2018), pp. 1590-1614, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  2. 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), Institute of Mathematical Statistics [doi]  [abs]
ph: 919.660.2800
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