Prof. Dr. Adam Timar

Former Bonn Junior Fellow
Subsequent positions: Assistant Professor, University of Szeged
Marie Curie fellow at Renyi Institute, Budapest

E-mail: madaramit(at)
Institute: Institute for Applied Mathematics

Academic Career

2002 - 2006

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

2006 - 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008 - 2011

Professor (W2, Bonn Junior Fellow), University of Bonn

Assistant Professor, University of Szeged, Hungary

Research Profile

One of my interests has been the interplay of probabilistic models and geometric group theory. I have been working on the questions of how critical probabilities (for the existence of one, or of infinitely many infinite clusters) and critical exponents behave for Cayley graphs of various properties (in particular, what is preserved by quasi-isometries). In [1], we introduce a new coarse-geometric invariant, the separation profile of groups, giving rise to several questions (e.g., what separation functions may arise for a Cayley graph?) that I would like to investigate further. Another focus of my interests is stochastic optimization problems in an infinite setup. We have recently found an allocation rule of optimal tail for the Poisson point process, but work is still in progress on whether it can be applied to give optimal matching rules, and whether the allocation rule can be generated in some “canonical” way (as in case of gravitational allocation).

Selected Publications

Publication List

MathSciNet Publication List (external link)

Selected PhD students

Roland Marko

Supervised Theses

  • Diplom theses: 2, currently 2
  • PhD theses: 1, currently 1
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