Ben Adlam Red

I am a graduate student in applied mathematics at Harvard University, with a particular interest in probability theory and its applications. My research focuses on random matrices, stochastic processes, and concentration of measure. I also like to apply these ideas to mathematical biology and statistics. Currently, I work with Martin Nowak and Horng-Tzer Yau. More information can be found in my resume and on my LinkedIn.


  1. Spectral statistics of sparse random graphs with a general degree distribution, with Ziliang Che. Preprint. arXiv:1509.03368.
  2. Cellular cooperation with shift updating and repulsion, with Andreas Pavlogiannis, Krishnendu Chatterjee, and Martin A. Nowak. Sci. Rep. Forthcoming.
  3. Amplifiers of selection, with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Martin A. Nowak. Proc. R. Soc. A 2015 471 20150114; doi: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0114.
  4. Universality of fixation probabilities in randomly structured populations, with Martin A. Nowak. Sci. Rep. 4, 6692 (2014); doi: 10.1038/srep06692
  5. Hitting times of large subsets of ZNK, with Krishnendu Chatterjee and Martin A. Nowak. In preparation.
  6. The time scale of evolutionary innovation, with Krishnendu Chatterjee, Andreas Pavlogiannis, and Martin A. Nowak. PLoS Comput Biol 10(9): e1003818. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003818.


I have teaching experience as both a teaching fellow and course assistant for undergraduate classes. My teaching evaluations have consistently been good and I received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching in Spring 2012 and Spring 2015. At the Harvard Allston Education Portal, I mentored several students in mathematics, and I am currently a non-residential tutor in mathematics for Harvard's Eliot House.

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As an undergraduate at Harvard, I concentrated in mathematics and wrote my undergraduate thesis on sparse covariance matrices under the supervision of Horng-Tzer Yau.


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