Aaron Smith

Office: 201G
Email: asmi28@uottawa.ca
Mail: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
585 King Edward Avenue
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON K1N 7N5

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


In Fall 2016, I co-organizing a reading group about Markov chains. Please get in touch if you are interested in attending, and especially if you would like to give a talk!

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

Please see here for information related to my research students.


CV. Last updated March 2014.

Papers. Last updated June 9 2016.




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