I am an assistant professor at Mathematics and Statistics department at McGill University.

EMAIL: elliot.paquette@mcgill.ca

OFFICE: Burnside Hall 925

I received my Ph.D. from the Mathematics department at the University of Washington (2013) from Ioana Dumitriu Prof. Ioana Dumitriu. After that I held an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel with Prof. Ofer Zeitouni. From 2016-2020, I was an assistant professor, tenure track, at Ohio State University.

My research is in probability. Most of my research is in random matrix theory. My first focus is on $\beta$--ensembles, connections to branching processes. My second focus is on high-dimensional optimization, especially in its connections to random matrix theory. I also have work on probability with geometric and topological inspirations.

If you'd like to know more about probability in Montreal. See some of the links below:

I have the pleasure of being the adviser to the following PhD students:


On the publications page below, I have put my preprints and publications. This includes abstract and for some, a pretty picture. You can also find most of this information through these other means:

CV * Google Scholar * arXiv



Current Course:

Math 598/784 Topics in probability: Random matrix theory. Syllabus.

Math 447 Stochastic processes: (McGill students should look on myCourses).

EMAIL: elliot.paquette@mcgill.ca


Past Courses

In the past, at Ohio State and at University of Washington, I have taught discerete mathematics, differential equations, probability, calculus, among other topics.