Associate Professor
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Case Western Reserve University

208 Yost Hall
ese3 [at]

Hello, and welcome. I am an associate professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University. My research is also supported by the American Institute of Mathematics (check out the picture of AIM's future math castle!) and the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

During the 2013 — 2014 academic year, I will be on sabbatical at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, supported by the Simons Foundation.

I got my Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University; my advisor was Persi Diaconis. Persi's fun; you should talk to him sometime. My research is in probability and analysis. I tend to be most interested in situations in which probability arises naturally in other fields, e.g. differential geometry, convex geometry, and number theory. I started out as a Stein's method person, and I'm still interested in the continuing development and exciting new applications of the method.