# Dong Yao

I am a third year PhD student in Department of Mathematics, Duke University. My advisor is Prof. Rick Durrett. I am broadly interested in probability theory, especially interacting particle systems. Models I have investigated include SIS process(contact process), SIR process and coalescing random walk process.

I have also worked on determinantal point process on the sphere, zeros of random polynomials and degree correlation of stochastic networks.

Prior to coming to Duke, I obtained my bachelor's degree in mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China. I was a member in Loo-Keng Hua class.

van der Hoorn, Pim, et al. “Average nearest neighbor degrees in scale-free networks.” *Internet Mathematics*, Internet Mathematics, Jan. 2018. *Manual*, doi:10.24166/im.02.2018.
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Feng, Renjie, and Dong Yao. “Zeros of repeated derivatives of random polynomials.” *Analysis & Pde*, vol. 12, no. 6, Mathematical Sciences Publishers, pp. 1489–512. *Crossref*, doi:10.2140/apde.2019.12.1489.
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