Tobias Hurth Joined Maximilian Engel’s Research Group as “Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow”

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Tobias Hurth has recently joined Maximilian Engel’s research group Application-driven Random and Multiscale Dynamical Systems at Freie Universität Berlin as Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow.


He received his PhD in mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. He has since held postdoctoral positions at the University of Toronto, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the University of Neuchâtel. He has also worked as a substitute teacher, first at a high school in Neuchâtel and most recently at an elementary school in Echte, Lower Saxony.


Tobias Hurth’s research interests include stochastic processes, random dynamics, and mathematical physics. Initially, with his Ph.D. advisor Yuri Bakhtin and several collaborators from the US, Switzerland, France, and Germany, he studied the long-term behavior of dynamical systems characterized by random switching between deterministic vector fields. In addition, he has worked on polymer models and the stochastic heat equation in a joint project with Konstantin Khanin and Beatriz Navarro Lameda.


With Michel Benaïm, he has written a graduate-level textbook about Markov chains on metric spaces that is due to be published soon.


In Maximilian Engel’s MATH+ Research Group “Application-driven Random and Multiscale Dynamical Systems”, Tobias Hurth intends to further develop the ergodic theory for localized random dynamical systems and to explore applications to areas such as deep learning and chemical reaction networks.


Read more (Personal homepage of Tobias Hurth)