Ursula Porod

Associate Professor of Instruction, Associate Department Chair

Biography

My research is in probability theory, specifically the study of rates of convergence to stationarity for random walks on compact Lie groups and other asymptotic properties of random walks.

In the past, I have been a Miller Fellow at UC Berkeley, a Member at the Princeton IAS, and I have taught at Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, and Goucher College.

Teaching Awards

  • WCAS Alumni Teaching Award 2013
  • Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll for 2012-13 and 2015-16

Selected Publications

  1. Ursula Porod and Steve Zelditch, "Semi-classical limit of random walks". Trans. AMS, 352 (2000), 5317-5355.

  2. Ursula Porod and Steve Zelditch, "Semi-classical limit of random walks II".   Asymptotic Analysis, 18 (1998), 215-261.

  3. Ursula Porod, "The cut-off phenomenon for random reflections". Annals of Probability, 24  No.1 (1996), 74-96.

  4. Ursula Porod, "The cut-off phenomenon for random reflections II: complex and quaternionic cases". Probability Theory and Related Fields, 104 (1996), 181-209.

  5. Ursula Porod, "L2–lower bounds for a special class of random walks". Probability Theory and Related Fields, 101 (1995), 277-289.