Jessica Jay

PhD Student in Probability,

School of Mathematics ,

University of Bristol.

jessica (dot) jay (at) bristol (dot) ac (dot) uk


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About me

I am a Heilbronn funded PhD student in Probability at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Dr. Márton Balázs. My main area of research is in interacting particle systems and exploring their links to other areas of maths such as combinatorics and algebra.

I was awarded my Masters degree from the University of Bristol in 2018 and have stayed there to complete my PhD, which I expect to finish Summer 2022. In my master project, supervised by Dr Márton Balázs, I studied the Martingale and Markov Central Limit Theorems. My PhD thesis, "Blocking Measures for Interacting Particle Systems", will focus on a blocking measures and using these to give probabilistic proofs for combinatorial identities as well studying multi-species particle systems under blocking measures.

In my spare time I like to dance modern jive and enjoy a pub quiz.


Currently, I co-organise, with Benjamin Lees, the University of Bristol probability seminar. I also co-organise, with Benjamin Lees, Leonardo Rolla, Vedran Sohinger and Sasha Sodin, the Bristol, Warwick and Queen Mary online probability seminar.


For more about me please see my CV.

Here is my LinkedIn profile.

Here is my University of Bristol page.