Szegö Assistant Professor
Jacopo Borga has been at Stanford as a Szego Assistant Professor since September 2021. He completed his PhD at Institut für Mathematik of the Universität Zürich under Valentin Feŕay and Mathilde Bouvel.
Jacopo's main research interests are Probability theory with connections to combinatorics. To be specific, he focuses more on the study of the various random discrete structures such as random permutations, random walks, random trees and random planar maps.
Jacopo also introduced a new universal family of limiting permutons, called Skew Brownian permuton.
As of 2021, Jacopo has been awarded the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award, which will be announced during the 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications 2022 in Wuhan, China.
He also received PhD thesis distinction in 2021 at the University of Zurich, awarded for the “excellence of the PhD thesis, outstanding research contributions, and the clear expertise in the research domain of random permutations.” and a INdAM Fellowship in 2012 from Isituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica Francesco Severi, being the top 5% of 420 candidates.