Maria Gordina Department of Mathematics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269
phone (office): (860) 486-2158
maria.gordina at

Education Cornell University, Ph.D in Mathematics, August 1998
Dissertation: Holomorphic functions and the heat kernel measure on an infinite dimensional complex orthogonal group,
Advisor: Professor Leonard Gross.
Leningrad State University, Diploma in Mathematics, 1990
Dissertation: Denseness of fractions in L_p for p less than 1,
Advisor: Professor Alexey B. Aleksandrov.
Employment and teaching experience
2013 - present Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
2007 - 2013 Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut
2000 - 2002 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego
1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Canada
1992-1997 Teaching Assistant at Cornell University
1990-1992 Assistant Professor at the Mathematics Department, Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute, Leningrad, Russia
1985-1990 Instructor at the School for Young Mathematicians, Leningrad, Russia. Director of the School in 1988-1990
1986, 1987 Organized and taught at Summer Camps for Young Mathematicians, Leningrad, Russia
Publications publications and preprints
Honors, Awards and Grants
  • Research Professor, 2022 MSRI program The Analysis and Geometry of Random Spaces

  • Simons fellow, 2016-2017, UConn CLAS article

  • The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM , 2009-2010 The AWM press release

  • NSF grant DMS-1954264, 2020-2023

  • NSF Grant DMS-1712427, 2017-2021

  • NSF Grant DMS-1405169, 2014-2018

  • NSF Grant DMS-1007496, 2010-2015

  • NSF Grant DMS-0706784, 2007-2011

  • NSF Grant DMS-0306468, 2003-2007

  • Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2005-2008, 2013

  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2002

  • Hutchinson Fellowship, Cornell University, 1996

  • Diploma with Honors, Leningrad State University

  • Special Fellowship, Leningrad State University (1988, 1989, 1990) given to the top five students among 1500 students in mathematics
Editorial work:
  • Editor Forum Mathematicum, 2018-present

  • Associate Editor The Electronic Journal of Probability (EJP) and the Electronic Communications in Probability (ECP), 2018-present

  • Associate Editor La Matematica, the official journal of the AWM, 2021-present
PhD students

  • Marco Carfagnini (University of Connecticut, current)

  • Liangbing Luo (University of Connecticut, current)

  • Phanuel Mariano (University of Connecticut, 2018) Title: Functional inequalities for hypoelliptic diffusions using probabilistic and geometric methods  
    Phanuel Mariano's Thesis

  • Fanny Shum (University of Connecticut, 2016) Title: Stabilization by noise of systems of complex-valued ODEs  
    Fanny Shum's Thesis

  • Malva Asaad (University of Connecticut, 2016) Title:Hypoelliptic heat kernel on nilpotent Lie groups  
    Malva Asaad's Thesis

  • Alex Baldenko (University of Connecticut, 2013) Title:The top Lyapunov exponent of symplectic stochastic differential equations: theory and numerics  
    Alex Baldenko's Thesis

  • John Haga (University of Connecticut, 2012) Title: Lévy processes in a step 3 nilpotent Lie group  
    John Haga's Thesis

  • Mang Wu (University of Connecticut, 2010) Title: Stochastic and geometric analysis of two infinite-dimensional groups  
    Mang Wu's Thesis

  • Robert Wooster (University of Connecticut, 2009) Title: Evolution Systems of Measures for Non-autonomous Stochastic Differential Equations with Lévy Noise  
    Bob Wooster's Thesis

Honors and University Scholar Theses surpervised
  • Rajeshwari Majumdar (University of Connecticut, 2018)
  • Honors thesis title: Multiplicative probability limit theorems and their applications  
    Rajeshwari Majumdar's Thesis

  • Edward Novikov (University of Connecticut, 2016)
  • University Scholar thesis title: Towards automatic seizure onset detection in epilepsy patients: A systems approach
    Edward Novikov's Thesis

  • Aaron Nelson (University of Connecticut, 2012)
  • Honors thesis title: The calculus of variations: Lagrangian mechanics and optimal control  
    Aaron Nelson's Thesis

    A more complete CV of Masha Gordina (including service at the University of Connecticut and to the profession, and outreach activites)