Aaron Smith

Office: 537
Email: asmi28@uottawa.ca
Mail: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
150 Louis Pasteur (STEM Building)
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON K1N 7N5

I am an associate professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of Ottawa. I work primarily in applied probability, with a focus on Markov chain Monte Carlo and related methods from computational statistics or statistical physics. I also do some applied work, in data mining, machine learning, or probability-heavy subjects. I always enjoy talking about research and possible collaborations, so please get in touch if anything here sounds interesting.

I often have positions available for students at all levels. Please contact me directly for more information.


In Summer 2019, we will have a reading course on Markov chains, aimed at getting a group of advanced undergraduates or early graduate students up to speed on some realistic research problems. A few details will be kept online here.

In Summer 2019, I am teaching MAT2377: Probability and Statistics for Engineers.

Please see here for websites of courses I have taught in the past.

Please see here for information related to my research students.


Papers. Last updated 13 August 2018.


CV. Last updated March 2014.



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