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UC Math Professor Honored at International Conference

Magda Peligrad, a leader in the field of probability theory, was recently honored at a conference in Paris.

Date: 7/9/2010
By: Kim Burdett
Phone: (513) 556-8577
Mathematical Sciences Professor Magda Peligrad has spent her career studying probability theory and stochastic processes—research that deals with dependent structures and covers various aspects of modeling dependence of random evolutions.

Conference participants.
Conference participants included many well-known international probabilists.

“Probability theory and statistics are applied fields and by their nature they model the real world phenomena,” Peligrad says. “My research helps understanding the financial time series, random evolutions in statistical mechanics, as well as the performance of random algorithms used in most areas of research.”

Magda Peligrad.
Math Professor Magda Peligrad was the honoree at an international conference for her work in probability theory.

Much of her research is instrumental to the field of mathematical sciences. Proof of this came in late June when her colleagues in France held a conference in her honor at the Sorbonne in Paris. “Limit Theorems for Dependent Data and Applications,” was organized by a number of Parisian universities to provide a survey of the research that has catalyzed from Peligrad’s foundational work.

“I feel honored indeed,” says Peligrad. “In my view, the importance of the conference is the diffusion of ideas that will push this field further.”

“In my case, the recognition encourages me to work even harder,” she continues.

Peligrad is a Distinguished Taft Professor within the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. The results of her research have made the subject of 68 papers and various book chapters, and she has co-edited two volumes in probability theory. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, and she continuously gains research support from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency.

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