Contact: nickcookXmathYdukeYedu (with obvious substitutions)
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I'm an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Duke University.

Note: Due to increased caregiving responsibilities resulting from the ongoing pandemic, at this time I am unable to supervise undergraduate research/thesis projects.


High-dimensional probability: random matrices, random graphs, large deviations, concentration and anti-concentration of measure.

Related topics in combinatorics, high-dimensional geometry, free probability, mathematical physics, numerical analysis and statistics.

Current teaching:

Spring 2021: Math 621, Graduate probability

Previously I was a Stein Fellow in the statistics department at Stanford University, and an NSF postdoc in the math departments at Stanford and UCLA, sponsored by Amir Dembo and Jun Yin. In 2016 I received my PhD from UCLA under the advice of Terence Tao.