Quaecumque Vera Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Omar Rivasplata
Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: CAB 405
Phone: (780) 492-5851
Fax: (780) 492-6826

Here is my Curriculum Vitae
(Last updated: January 22, 2013)

Some background
I got my Bachelor's degree (2001) and `Licenciatura' (2002) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Then I came to the University of Alberta for graduate studies. Here I did my MSc in Mathematics (2005) under the supervision of Byron Schmuland, and my PhD in Mathematics (2012) under the supervision of Alexander Litvak and Nicole Tomczak-Jaegermann. Currently I continue to work with them as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

My research deals with properties of random matrices of large dimensions. In my dissertation I investigated estimates for the smallest singular value of random matrices that may contain some null entries (or entries with very small variances). This research fits within the broader context of Random Matrix Theory, and gains vitality from a nice interplay between Probability Theory and Geometric Functional Analysis.

  • A.E. Litvak, O. Rivasplata, Smallest singular value of sparse random matrices. To appear in Studia Math. PDF
  • O. Rivasplata, Subgaussian random variables: An expository note. Unpublished note. PDF
  • J. Rychtar, O. Rivasplata, B. Schmuland, Reversibility for diffusions via quasi-invariance. Acta Univ. Carolin. Math. Phys., 48, 1 (2007), 3-10. PDF
  • J. Rychtar, O. Rivasplata, C. Sykes, Evolutionary games in finite populations. Pro Mathematica, 20, 39/40 (2006), 147-164. PDF
  • O. Rivasplata, B. Schmuland, Invariant and reversible measures for random walks on Z. Pro Mathematica, 19, 37/38 (2005), 117-124. PDF

Math links
maths online function plotter (needs the Java Runtime Environment)

Probability Links (accessible with probability one)
The Probability Web
Current Research in Probability
Advice for Probability Students

Writing aids
How to Write Mathematics, tips from the Mathematics Student Handbook at Trent University.
A Guide to Writing Mathematics by Kevin Lee.
Writing Mathematics by Berry & Lawson.
The Underground Grammarian by Richard Mitchell.

Peruvian Links
Instituto de Matemática y Ciencias Afines
Pisco Shop

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
632 Central Academic Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G1
Phone: 780.492.3396
Fax: 780.492.6826
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