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University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557

Davidson Mathematics and Science, Room 221
Tel: (775) 784-6077
Fax: (775) 784-6378
E-mail: zal (at)

Education:  1999    PhD in Physics and Mathematics

                              Russian Academy of Science, MITPAN

                              Advisors: Vladilen Pisarenko,  Vladimir Piterbarg

                    1995    MSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Probability and Statistics)

                              Lomonosov Moscow State University

                              Department of Probability Theory

                              Advisor: Vladimir Piterbarg

Position:    Associate Professor and Vice-Chair, Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee





  • Self-similar trees, network transport

  • Aggregation (coagulation) processes

  • Delay Equations

  • Multiscale methods of time series analysis

  • Random sums of heavy-tailed variables

  • Statistical seismology, geo-statistics

  • Statistical consulting



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Current teaching




  • Zoe Haskell
Former students:
  • Thomas Koundakjian (next position: PhD at UNLV)
  • Alejandro Tejedor (PostDoc) (next position: U of Minnesota)
  • Margaret Michalowski
  • Andrew Hicks (next position: UCLA)
  • Jennifer Bautista (next position: UNR finance)
  • Sayaka Olsen (next position: an accounting firm in Reno)
  • Zachary Rees
  • Michael Weinzweig (next position: UNR Math & Stat)
  • Renee Torres (next position: Dept.of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt U)
  • Tyson Reed (next position: UNR Math&Stat)
  • Suresh Kumar (next position: PC-Doctor, Inc.)
  • Ellen Webb (next position: UNR Medical School)
  • Brehnen Wong (next position: Cornell)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada, Reno
College of Science