Richard Timothy Durrett

  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics
External address: 105 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Internal office address: Dept of Math, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-6970

Research Areas and Keywords

Biological Modeling
population genetics, selective sweeps, stepping stone models, interacting particle systems, contact processes, spatial ecological models, cancer modeling, tumor heterogeneity
probability, stochastic processes, random graphs, dynamics on networks, dynamics of networks
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1976

Durrett, R. "Cancer modeling: A personal perspective." Notices of the American Mathematical Society 60.3 (2013): 304-309. Full Text

Mode, CJ, Durrett, R, Klebaner, F, and Olofsson, P. "Applications of stochastic processes in biology and medicine." International Journal of Stochastic Analysis 2013 (2013). Full Text

Varghese, C, and Durrett, R. "Phase transitions in the quadratic contact process on complex networks." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 87.6 (2013). Full Text

Danesh, K, Durrett, R, Havrilesky, LJ, and Myers, E. "A branching process model of ovarian cancer." J Theor Biol 314 (December 7, 2012): 10-15. Full Text

Durrett, R, Gleeson, JP, Lloyd, AL, Mucha, PJ, Shi, F, Sivakoff, D, Socolar, JES, and Varghese, C. "Graph fission in an evolving voter model." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109.10 (March 6, 2012): 3682-3687. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Remenik, D. "Evolution of dispersal distance." Journal of Mathematical Biology 64.4 (2012): 657-666. Full Text

Chatterjee, S, and Durrett, R. "Asymptotic behavior of Aldous' gossip process." Annals of Applied Probability 21.6 (2011): 2447-2482. Full Text

Durrett, R, Foo, J, Leder, K, Mayberry, J, and Michor, F. "Intratumor heterogeneity in evolutionary models of tumor progression." Genetics 188.2 (2011): 461-477. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Chatterjee, S. "Persistence of activity in random Boolean networks." Random Structures and Algorithms 39 (2011): 228-246. (Academic Article)