Sourav Chatterjee

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Sourav Chatterjee
Sourav Chatterjee 2010.jpg
Sourav Chatterjee, 2010
Born November 1979 (1979-11) (age 37)
Nationality Indian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Stanford University
University of California at Berkeley
New York University (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
Alma mater Indian Statistical Institute
B.Stat. (2000) M.Stat. (2002)
Stanford University
PhD. (2005)
Doctoral advisor Persi Diaconis
Doctoral students Partha Sarathi Dey

Sourav Chatterjee (born November 1979)[1] is a mathematician, specializing in mathematical statistics and probability theory. Chatterjee is credited with work on Stein's method on spin glasses and also the Universality of Lindeberg principle. For these achievements, he was awarded a Sloan Fellowship in 2007 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation[2] and the Tweedie New Researcher Award in 2008 from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.[3]


Chatterjee received a Bachelor and Master of Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and a Ph.D from Stanford University in 2005, where he worked under the supervision of Persi Diaconis.[4] Chatterjee joined University of California, Berkeley, as a Visiting Assistant Professor, then received a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 2006. In July 2009 he became an Associate Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley. Then in September 2009, Chatterjee became an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.[5] He spent the academic year 2012-2013 as a Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University. Since autumn 2013 he has joined the faculty of Stanford University as a full professor with joint appointments in the departments of Mathematics and Statistics.[6]

He is also an associate editor of Annals of Probability, since January 2009, and Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (B) Probabilities et Statistiques, since January 2008.[5][7][8]


  1. 2008 Tweedie New Researcher Award, from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
  2. Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics, 2007-2009.
  3. Rollo Davidson Prize 2010.
  4. IMS Medallion Lecture, 2012.[9]
  5. Inaugural Wolfgang Doeblin Prize in Probability, 2012.
  6. Loeve Prize 2013.
  7. ICM Invited talk, 2014.[10]


  1. ^ "About Me", Sourav Chatterjee homepage at the University of California at Berkeley.
  2. ^ "Sloan Fellows Announced" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 54 (6): 758. 2007. 
  3. ^ 2008 Tweedie Award: Marina Vannucci, chair of the IMS Travel Awards Committee remarked, “The decision of the Committee was unanimous. Sourav Chatterjee has made striking extensions of classical ideas of Lindeberg and Charles Stein in the spirit of Talagrand’s concentration inequalities, leading to improved inequalities in a broad range of topics from spin glasses and random matrices to estimation of effective dimension of i.i.d. high-dimensional data.”
  4. ^ *Sourav Chatterjee at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ a b CV at Berkeley
  6. ^ "About me", Sourav Chatterjee homepage at Stanford University.
  7. ^ The Annals of Probability, Editorial Board.
  8. ^ Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré, Editorial Board.
  9. ^ World-class speakers for World Congress, 10 June 2011 Institute of Mathematical Statistics Bulletin
  10. ^ [1]

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