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Department of Mathematics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
e-mail: robert.hough at
My cv.

I am an assistant professor of mathematics at Stony Brook University, with research interests in probability and analytic number theory. Previously I have been a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a member of a research team led by Ben Green at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford and DPMMS, Cambridge. I completed my PhD in Mathematics at Stanford University in 2012 under the supervision of K. Soundararajan. My graduate research was sponsored by a Ric Weiland Graduate Research Fellowship. I have also completed a masters degree in computer science at Stanford, with an emphasis in algorithms. As an undergraduate, I won Stanford's J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for scholastic achievement, and a Boothe Prize for excellence in writing. I was a member of Stanford's Putnam team for three years and scored a perfect score on AMC12. I help Sasha Kirillov to coordinate Stony Brook's Math Circle for high school students.

I won the 2017 David P. Robbins Prize from the Mathematical Association of America.

My research is supported by NSF Grant DMS-1712682, "Probabilistic methods in discrete structures and applications."