CV


Education

  • PhD in Mathematics, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, 1998.
  • MSc in Mathematics, University of Pisa, 1993. 


Employment 

  • 2017-present - Professor, Center for Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling, University of Maryland.
  • Fall 2015 -  Eisenbud Research Professor, MSRI, Berkeley.
  • 2012-present - Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland.
  • 2008-2012 -  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland.
  • 2001-2008 -  Professore Associato, University of Florence.
  • 1995-2001 - Ricercatore, University of Florence.


Additional Affiliations

  • Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Program (AMSC), University of Maryland.


Grants 

  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1954299 (2020-2023), Multiscale Analysis of Infinite-Dimensional Stochastic Systems.
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1712934 (2017-2022), Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with Multiple Scales.
  • NSF Grant DMS-024619, Seminar on Stochastic Processes, 2016.
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-1407615 (2014-2019), Asymptotic Problems for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.
  • UMD Advance Program Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant (2013), Dynamic models for transportation systems: Properties and theoretical foundations.
  • NSF Research Grant DMS-0907295 (2009-2013), Asymptotic Problems for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.
  • Grant from the European TMR network Viscosity solutions and applications, Paris, Spring 1999.


Awards and other recognitions

  • Simons Fellow 2021.
  • Eisenbud Research Professor, MSRI, Fall 2015.
  • Winner of the Italian national abilitation to full professor in probability, 2010.
  • Perfezionamento fellowship at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, 1993-1995.


Editorial Work

  • Associate Editor of Probability Theory and Related Fields, January 2021-present.
  • Associate Editor of Nonlinearity, September 2020-present.
  • Associate Editor of Potential Analysis, December 2011-present.
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Evolution Equations, September 2018-present.
  • Associate Editor of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A, December 2014-present.
  • Area Editor of Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, 2018-2021
  • Associate Editor of Annals of Probability, 2015-2020.
  • Associate Editor of Stochastics, February 2015-2018, currently member of the Honorary Editorial Board.
  • Associate Editor of Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics, January 2013-2018.
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Theoretical Probability, August 2009-2020.


Other Professional Activities

  • Panelist and referee for the National Science Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, the Mathematical Sciences Program of the National Security Agency, the Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • Member of hiring committees for the University of Trento, the University of Milano Bicocca, the University of Pisa.
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Seminar on Stochastic Processes, 2014- present 
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of MSRI (Berkeley), June 2018-present.


Organization/Co-organization of workshops and seminars

  • Co-organizer of the Conference on Stochastic Analysis and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations: A celebration of Marta Sanz-Solé’s Mathematical Legacy, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Barcelona, May 30- June 3, 2022.
  • Co-organizer of the Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, Erwin Schrodinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics, Vienna, March 7-11, 2022.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference on Statistical Mechanics (ANR Grant NonStops), CIRM 2021.
  • Co-organizer of the Conference on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations - XI, Levico Terme, Italy, May 31-June 5, 2020 (canceled because of Covid).
  • Summer school Recent Developments in Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, in honor of Giuseppe Da Prato, Riemann International School of Mathematics (RISM), Villa Toepliz, Varese, July 23-28 2018.
  • Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2016, University of Maryland, College Park, March 15-18 2016.
  • Special Session Stochastic Analysis and SPDEs at the Spring Northeastern Section AMS Meeting, March 7-8, 2015.
  • Special Session Asymptotic Problems for Stochastic Processes and PDEs at the Spring Northeastern Section AMS Meeting, March 7-8, 2015.
  • Special Session Many Facets of Probability at the 2015 AWM Research Symposium, University of Maryland April 11-12, 2015.
  • Invited Session on SPDEs: Analysis and Computations at the XXXVII International Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (Buenos Aires, June 28th-August 1st 2013), sponsored by the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
  • Conference on Asymptotic Problems in Stochastic Processes and PDEs, College Park, MD, May 20-24, 2013.
  • Workshop on Theory and Applications of Stochastic PDEs, January 14-18, 2013, in the Infinite Dimensional and Stochastic Dynamical Systems and their Applications program at IMA(September 1, 2012 June 30, 2013.)
  • Invited Session on Large deviations for SPDEs at the XXXV International Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (Mexico, June 2011), sponsored by the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
  • Workshop on Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, Centro de Giorgi, Pisa 3-7 aprile 2006, co-organizer.


Visiting Positions

  • Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences, University of Southern California, Fall 1997. 
  • Laboratoire Analyse, Géométrie et Applications, University of Paris 13, Spring 1999. 
  • Centre de Recherche de Mathématiques de la Décision (Ceremade), University of Paris 9, Spring 1999.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, Spring  1999, 2000, 2001, Fall 2001, 2004. 
  • Fakultät für Mathematik, University of Bielefeld, Spring 2000. 
  • Mathematics Research Centre, University of Warwick, Summer 2001. 
  • Institut Mittag-Leffler, Djursholm Sweden, Fall 2007. 
  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge UK, Summer 2010. 
  • Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Summer 2012. 
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Fall 2015. 
  • Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, Fall 2018.
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Fall 2021.


Mentoring

Current PhD Students

  • Yichun Zhu, PhD student of the Mathematics Program, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland.
  • Ran Tao, PhD student of the Mathematics Program, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland.
  • Mengzi Xie, PhD student of the Statistics Program, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland.


Past Postodoctoral Advisee

  • Guangyu Xi 


Past PhD students

  • Nicholas Paskal,  University of Maryland, 2021. Currently at Wells Fargo.
  • Scott Smith, University of Maryland, 2016. Currently, Associate Professor at AMSS, Chinese Academy of Science.
  • Michael Salins, University of Maryland, 2015. Currently, assistant professor at Boston University.
  • Jong Jun Lee, University of Maryland, 2014. Currently, Lecturer at University of Texas A&M.


Past MA Students 

  • Cyrus Teng, University of Maryland, 2018.
  • Matteo Del Vigna, University of Florence, 2008.
  • Marco Camagni, University of Florence, 2005.
  • Laura Donnini,  University of Florence, 2004.
  • Giulia Carreras,  University of Florence, 2003. 


© Sandra Cerrai 2017