Cécile Mailler

Lecturer in Probability

Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY

(+44)1225 38 5304

Room 6W 1.25a
Photo credit: Gabriel Gilson (University of Bath)

I am a lecturer at the University of Bath, where I am a member of the probability group Prob-L@B. Between 2018 and 2021, I was an EPSRC postdoctoral fellow (title of the fellowship: "Random trees: analysis and applications"). Between 2013 and 2016, I was a postdoc at Prob-L@B, as part of Peter Mörters' EPSRC project Emergence of Condensation in Stochastic Networks. Between 2010 and 2013, I was a PhD student whithin the Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles under the supervision of Brigitte Chauvin and Danièle Gardy.

I am interested in:

I have been serving as an Associate Editor of the Applied Probability Trust (since October 2020), and of Stochastic Processes and Their Applications (since March 2022).

I wrote a general introduction to Pólya urns for the LMS Newsletter (November 2020, page 24). The intended audience is mathematicians in all areas of maths, starting at postgraduate level: the non-official title is "Why do probabilists still study coloured balls being drawn from urns?" [pdf]


Maternity leave

I will be on maternity leave until January 2023. I am still checking emails regularly, but might be slow to reply.

British Mathematical Colloquium 2023

I am part of the organising committee of the next BMC (chair: Kirill Cherednichenko), to be held at the University of Bath, April 3-6, 2023. There is more information on the website.



Journal Publications

Articles in conference proceedings

PhD Thesis

Teaching at summer schools

Selected recent talks

The ants walk: finding geodesics in a graph using reinforcement learning.

Study of extremes in three competing growth processes.

Dynamical models for random simplices.

Stochastic approximation on a non-compact space and application to measure-valued Pólya processes.

The monkey walk: a random walk with random reinforced relocations.

PhD students

My résumé