Laurent Mertz

Associate Professor of Practice in Mathematics


Laurent Mertz is an Associate Professor of Practice at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was Courant instructor / visiting assistant professor at Courant Institute at New York University. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Paris VI, a M.Eng. / Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole des Ponts, Paristech and a B.Sc. from University of Strasbourg.

In 2012, Professor Mertz was awarded the EADS foundation’s best thesis prize in mathematics and interactions.

Research Interests

Professor Mertz’s research interests are applied stochastic analysis, random mechanics, reflected diffusions and nonlocal elliptic operators.  His work has appeared in SIAM numerical Analysis, Asymptotic Analysis, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Research eXpress, Comptes Rendus Mathematique and ESAIM: proceedings and Surveys.

Recent Publications


  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics
    University of Paris VI, 2011
  • M.Eng., Applied Mathematics
    Ecole des Ponts, Paristech, 2008
  • B.Sc., Mathematics
    University of Strasbourg, 2005


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