Ngoc Mai Tran
Hausdorff Center for Mathematics
Endenicher Allee 62, D-53115 Bonn, Germany

I am a W2 Professor (Bonn Junior Fellow) at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany. In August 2017, I will join Department of Mathematics, UT Austin as an assistant professor.

I obtained my PhD in Statistics in 2013 under Bernd Sturmfels.
During undergrad I did math with the intention of becoming a better statistician. Now I am comfortable in both worlds. My research lies at the intersection of stochastic geometry, tropical geometry, discrete optimization, and data analysis.

Curriculum Vitae (last updated: February 2017)


Hausdorff 2017 Summer School

Together with Christoph Thaele, I am organizing a summer school on "Large Random Graphs: Geometry and Applications", on April 3 to 7, 2017. Tralve suppots available for students and postdocs. Details here.

Research Group Blog

My group at Bonn currently officially consists of one postdoc and four master students. We have a joint blog discussing our work and related topics here.

"Exchangeability Blogminar"

Following the success of the previous seminar, I am running another graduate seminar on Exchangeability. Check out the seminar blog!

"CSP Blogminar"

In Winter 2016, I am running a graduate seminar aimed at updating open problems in Jim Pitman's book, Combinatorial Stochastic Processes. Check out the seminar blog!

Professional Services

I am an Associate Editor for Bernoulli. I also write for Mathematical Reviews and zbMath.

Brief CV

  • 2013: PhD in Statistics, UC Berkeley
    Advised by Bernd Sturmfels
    PhD Thesis: Topics in Tropical Linear Algebra and Applied Probability
  • 2008: BSc Honours First Class, University of Melbourne, Australia
    Advised by Peter Hall.
  • 2007: BMath, University of Newcastle, Australia
Awards Work experience
  • 2013 - 2015: Simons postdoctoral fellow / Instructor, Department of Mathematics, UT Austin
  • 2008 - 2009: Statistician, Brain Resource Company, Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 - 2009: Statistician, RTCCD, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • 2007 - 2008: Research Assistant, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 2007 - 2008: Teaching Assistant, University of Melbourne, Australia