Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Primary Academic Program: Mathematics
Biography:Matthew Junge comes to Bard from Duke University, where he served as William W. Elliott Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Washington, where he also earned MS, BS, and BA degrees. His areas of interest include probability, statistical physics, and mathematical biology. Professor Junge’s research takes a probabilistic approach to particle systems from physics and biology, including models for chemical reactions, species proliferation, and epidemic outbreaks. He also studies random structures from classical mathematics and computer science, such as permutations and fragmented spaces. His publications include, among many others, “Recurrence and Transience for the Frog Model on Trees,” Annals of Probability; “Choices, Intervals, and Equidistribution,” Electronic Journal of Probability; “Stochastic Orders and the Frog Model,” in Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré; and “Site Recurrence for Coalescing Random Walk,” Electronic Communications in Probability. Courses taught at Duke include Advanced Introduction to Physics and Introduction to Probability and Statistics; at the University of Washington, he taught Matrix Algebra with Applications and Single Variable Calculus, among others. He has also served as adjunct professor in prisons at the University of North Carolina and women’s prison instructor for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound.
BA, philosophy; BS, MS, PhD, mathematics, University of Washington. At Bard since 2019.