Alejandro Ramírez

Area Head of Mathematics, Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai


Alejandro Ramírez joined NYU Shanghai on January 1, 2023, when he was appointed Professor of Mathematics. On January 31, 2023, he was also appointed Area Head of Mathematics. Currently Ramírez also holds an appointment as Full Professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile (on leave). At the beginning of his career he held positions at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His research is centered in topics within probability theory. In particular, random walks, interacting particle systems and KPZ universality.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, New York University, 1996
Licenciado en Física, Universidad Católica de Chile, 1990

Research interests

Probability theory