Faculty hosts: Amir Dembo and Sourav Chatterjee
Theo McKenzie earned a doctorate in mathematics in 2022 from UC-Berkeley, where he studied probability and spectral theory with applications in the fields of statistical physics and computer science. As an SSF, he will build on his previous work investigating the structure of eigenvectors of linear operators on graphs for both deterministic and random models. His goal is to advance research in quantum chaos and probability theory. McKenzie has been the lead instructor of for-credit mathematics classes for incarcerated students in California and Massachusetts. He will continue this work while at Stanford.