Roberto Fernandez

Professor of Practice in Mathematics, NYU Shanghai


Roberto Fernandez is a Professor of Practice in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He has had a very itinerant academic life that includes instructorships at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the University of Texas at Austin; research positions at Rutgers University, ETH-Zuerich, EPFL-Lausanne and Princeton University (as part of a Guggenheim fellowship), and professorships at the Universidad de Córdoba (Argentina), Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Université de Rouen (on leave since mid-2009).  He is an emeritus professor at Utrecht University.

Research Interests

  • Mathematical statistical mechanics (classical and quantum)
  • Stochastic processes (theory and applications)
  • Stochastic algorithms


  • Master in Physics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1976
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 1984


  • Spanish, English, French and Portuguese