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 the 2018-2019 calendar year, I am the point of contact for the probability and statistics seminar. See the group website for the current schedule, and please let me know if you (or a visitor or colleague) would be interested in speaking.


In Winter 2019, I am teaching MAT2375: Introduction to Statistics.

In Summer 2019, I may run 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. Please write to me to let me know if you're interested in joining us (please write even if you've mentioned in person before March 2019, so that I don't miss anyone).

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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