Daniel Jerison

Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801

Email: jerison (at) mail (dot) tau (dot) ac (dot) il

Research interests: probability theory


I am a postdoc in the math department at Tel Aviv University working under the supervision of Asaf Nachmias. I am interested in discrete probability. My recent projects and ongoing work focus on circle packing and discrete complex analysis; the abelian sandpile and rotor-router models; and various aspects of Markov chain convergence and mixing times.

Previously I was a postdoc at Cornell University with Lionel Levine. I received my Ph.D. in 2016 from Stanford University; my advisor was Persi Diaconis. My research at Tel Aviv University is supported in part by a Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarship.


Ph.D. thesis: The drift and minorization method for reversible Markov chains, Stanford University, 2016.


During my postdoc at Cornell I taught several courses.

I have been involved in various roles with PROMYS and SUMaC, which are math summer programs for high school students. Most recently, I directed the research labs at PROMYS in summer 2017 and I served on the PROMYS admission committee in 2019.


A talk I gave at Microsoft Research about random walks on sandpile groups.

Appalachian Mountain Club