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Yuval Peres (Hebrew: יובל פרס; born 5 October 1963) is a Principal Researcher in the Theory Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. He is known for his research in probability theory, ergodic theory, mathematical analysis, theoretical computer science, and in particular for topics such as fractals and Hausdorff measure, random walks, Brownian motion, percolation and Markov chain mixing times. He was born in Israel and obtained his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1990 under the supervision of Hillel Furstenberg.[1] He was a faculty member at the Hebrew University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Peres was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1995 and the Loève Prize in 2001.[1] He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2002. In 2011, he was a co-recipient of the David P. Robbins Prize. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
Peres is known as a prolific coauthor of research books and papers. Some of his long-term research collaborators are Itai Benjamini, Amir Dembo, Russell Lyons, Assaf Naor, Robin Pemantle, Oded Schramm, Scott Sheffield, Boris Solomyak and Ofer Zeitouni. He has advised 21 Ph.D students.