Partha Sarathi Dey

Courant Instructor/Simons Fellow

Welcome to my homepage. I am a Courant Instructor/Simons Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (New York University).

I obtained my Ph.D. in Statistics in 2010 from UC Berkeley under the supervision of Sourav Chatterjee and Steve Evans. Before that, I did my undergraduate and masters study from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata with specialization in Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

Research Interests

First and Last passage percolation, Random growth models, Stein's method, Concentration inequalities, Spin glasses, Random Graphs, Random Matrices, Large deviations.

Selected Papers

  1. Energy Landscape for large average submatrix detection problems in Gaussian random matrices. (with Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel).
  2. Jigsaw percolation: Can a random graph solve a puzzle?. (with Charlie Brummitt, Shirshendu Chatterjee and David Sivakoff). Submitted.
  3. Central limit theorem for first-passage percolation time across thin cylinders. (with Sourav Chatterjee). To appear in Probab. Theory Related Fields.
  4. Applications of Stein's method for concentration inequalities. (with Sourav Chatterjee). Ann. Probab., 38, 2443-2485, 2010.
  5. On the power breakdown of the negative exponential disparity tests. (with Ayan Basu) Aust. N. Z. J. Stat., 49(4), 381--384, 2007.

Contact Information

Office: 926 Warren Weaver Hall
Phone: +1 (510) 387-3279
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012