Wojciech Samotij

Associate professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Israel
e-mail: samotij(at)tauex.tau.ac.il

About me

I am an associate professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University. My areas of interest include various branches of extremal and probabilistic combinatorics and Ramsey theory, as well as some topics in statistical mechanics and additive number theory. Between October 2010 and June 2014, I was enjoying the generosity of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge as a junior research fellow and the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University as a post-doctoral researcher hosted by Noga Alon, Michael Krivelevich, and Ron Peled. I completed my PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010 under the supervision of Jozsi Balogh. Prior to coming to Urbana-Champaign, I received master's degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Wrocław.

Teaching

Spring 2019: Discrete mathematics (seminar), Probabilistic methods in combinatorics

Past teaching

Additive combinatorics: Fall 2017
Concentration inequalities: Fall 2015
Discrete mathematics (seminar): Spring 2016, Spring 2018
Graph theory: Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018
Probabilistic methods in combinatorics: Fall 2014
Random graphs: Spring 2018
Topics in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics (seminar): Spring 2015, Spring 2016

Selected publications

M. Harel, F. Mousset, and W. Samotij
Upper tails via high moments and entropic stability
submitted : pdf

R. Morris, W. Samotij, and D. Saxton
An asymmetric container lemma and the structure of graphs with no induced 4-cycle
submitted : pdf

F. Mousset, A. Noever, K. Panagiotou, and W. Samotij
On the probability of nonexistence in binomial subsets
submitted : pdf

W. Samotij
Subsets of posets minimising the number of chains
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 371 (2019), 7259–7274 : pdf

J. Balogh, R. Morris, W. Samotij, and L. Warnke
The typical structure of sparse Kr+1-free graphs
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 368 (2016), 6439–6485 : pdf

J. Balogh, R. Morris, and W. Samotij
Independent sets in hypergraphs
Journal of the American Mathematical Society 28 (2015), 669–709 : pdf

R. Peled and W. Samotij
Odd cutsets and the hard-core model on Zd
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques 50 (2014), 975–998 : pdf

Survey papers

J. Balogh, R. Morris, and W. Samotij
The method of hypergraph containers
Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians–Rio de Janeiro 2018. Vol. 3, pp. 3045–3078 : pdf

W. Samotij
Counting independent sets in graphs
European Journal of Combinatorics 48 (2015), 5–18 : pdf

All publications

Academics

Associate professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University (2018–)
Senior lecturer at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University (2014–2018)
Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2010–2014)
Post-doc at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University (2010–2011, 2012–13)
PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007–2010)
M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Wrocław (2002–2007)
M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Wrocław (2002–2007)

Mathematics colloquium

In the academic years 2016–2017 and 2017–2018, I was responsible for organising the weekly colloquium of the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Personal

My flickr page - some photos I have taken since January 2006