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statistics faculty at unc-ch


The Technion
Haifa 32000, Israel
Office: 972-4 829-4503
Fax: 972-4 823-5194

        Robert J. Adler
          Adjunct Professor and
          Professor, Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion


          B.Sc. (1972) University of Sydney; M.Sc. (1973) Australian National University; Ph.D. (1976) University of New South Wales.

        Faculty Positions:
          CSIRO (1976), University of NSW, (1977-1980), Technion (1980-), UNC (1996-1999).

        Fellow IMS, Member ISI, Past editor-in-chief of the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications. (But I have fortunately recovered from this illness and am now trying to lead a healthier lifestyle.)

        Research Interests:

        1: The study and application of stochastic processes which, in one form or another, have a strong spatial component (random fields). In particular, I have been interested in the geometrical properties of various structures generated by these processes.

        2: Extremal theory of Gaussian processes and fields, including asymptotic distributions of extrema of general processes and precise approximations for specific cases.

        3: "Superprocesses", which are continuum models for infinitely many particles undergoing both diffusion and branching. Apart from theoretical research, I have developed computational techniques for the visualisation of these processes as an aid to discovering more of their geometrical properties.

        4: Random processes on manifolds.


        The Geometry of Random Fields, (1981), Wiley, London.

        An Introduction to Continuity, Extrema, and Related Topics for General Gaussian Processes, (1990), IMS Lecture Notes-Monograph Series. IMS Lecture Notes-Monograph Series.

        Stochastic Modelling in Physical Oceanography, Birkhaüser, Boston, (1996) joint editorship with P. Muller and B. Rozovskii.

        A Users Guide to Heavy Tails: Statistical Techniques for Analysing Heavy Tailed Distributions and Processes, Birkhaüser, Boston, (1998), joint editorship with R. Feldman and M. Taqqu.

        Movies, etc

        Superprocesses - The Movie. A 15 minute video of superprocess visualisations, 1994. (Also available as an interactive computer game.)

        SUPER, an interactive C/GL graphics package for the visualisation of superprocesses in dimensions one through five. (Documentation, including information on how to obtain, run, and, if necessary, compile the programs, is available at my Technion homepage.)

        Journal articles and preprints

        For a full list of publications, downloadable recent papers, and more information (including links to pictures of grandsons) go to my Technion homepage.