Professor Alexander Holroyd

Subject Mathematics
Fellow type Visiting Academics
Year started 2018


Alexander E. Holroyd is a mathematician working in probability theory, with occasional forays into combinatorics, computer science and statistical physics. A broad goal of his research is to understand the emergence of large-scale phenomena from small-scale random events, and particular interests include phase transitions, cellular automata, and randomised algorithms. He received his PhD at Queens' in 2000 and has held positions at the University of California in Los Angeles and Berkeley, the University of British Columbia, and Microsoft Research in Redmond, as well a current affiliate position at the University of
Washington in Seattle.