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I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. 

Previously, I was a C.L.E. Moore instructor and an NSF postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics department at MIT. I completed my PhD at Princeton University under the supervision of Ramon van Handel, and received my B.Sc. from MIT. 

Email:  Yair_Shenfeld AT

Office: 182 George Street, Room 228.


I work in high-dimensional probability and its interactions with analysis, geometry, and mathematical physics. My current research interests include stochastic analysis and functional inequalities, optimal  transport, and renormalization group methods. I am also interested in extremal problems in convex geometry. See my publications for details.