e-mail: samotij(at)tauex.tau.ac.il

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 large deviation theory, 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.

Spring 2023: Probabilistic methods in combinatorics

Additive combinatorics: Fall 2017, Spring 2020

Concentration inequalities: Fall 2015

Discrete mathematics (seminar): Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

Graph theory: Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

Probabilistic methods in combinatorics: Fall 2014, Spring 2019

Random graphs: Spring 2018, Spring 2021

Topics in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics (seminar): Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2020

Concentration inequalities: Fall 2015

Discrete mathematics (seminar): Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

Graph theory: Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

Probabilistic methods in combinatorics: Fall 2014, Spring 2019

Random graphs: Spring 2018, Spring 2021

Topics in extremal and probabilistic combinatorics (seminar): Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2020

Oren Engelberg (M.Sc. 2017)

Ohad Zohar (M.Sc. 2019)

Eden Kuperwasser (M.Sc. 2019, Ph.D. in progress)

Tom Kalvari (M.Sc. 2020)

Asaf Cohen Antonir (M.Sc. 2020, Ph.D. in progress)

Ilay Hoshen (M.Sc. 2023, Ph.D. in progress)

Daniel Hadas (Ph.D. in progress)

Ohad Zohar (M.Sc. 2019)

Eden Kuperwasser (M.Sc. 2019, Ph.D. in progress)

Tom Kalvari (M.Sc. 2020)

Asaf Cohen Antonir (M.Sc. 2020, Ph.D. in progress)

Ilay Hoshen (M.Sc. 2023, Ph.D. in progress)

Daniel Hadas (Ph.D. in progress)

G. Kozma and W. Samotij

Lower tails via relative entropy

Annals of Probability 51 (2023), 665–698 : pdf

J. Balogh and W. Samotij

An efficient container lemma

Discrete Analysis (2020), Paper No. 17, 56 pp. : pdf

M. Harel, F. Mousset, and W. Samotij

Upper tails via high moments and entropic stability

Duke Mathematical Journal 171 (2022), 2089–2192 : pdf

F. Mousset, A. Noever, K. Panagiotou, and W. Samotij

On the probability of nonexistence in binomial subsets

Annals of Probability 48 (2020), 493–525 : 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 K_{r+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 Z^{d}

Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques 50 (2014), 975–998 : pdf

Lower tails via relative entropy

Annals of Probability 51 (2023), 665–698 : pdf

J. Balogh and W. Samotij

An efficient container lemma

Discrete Analysis (2020), Paper No. 17, 56 pp. : pdf

M. Harel, F. Mousset, and W. Samotij

Upper tails via high moments and entropic stability

Duke Mathematical Journal 171 (2022), 2089–2192 : pdf

F. Mousset, A. Noever, K. Panagiotou, and W. Samotij

On the probability of nonexistence in binomial subsets

Annals of Probability 48 (2020), 493–525 : 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 K

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 Z

Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques 50 (2014), 975–998 : pdf

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

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

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)

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)