Alex Negrón is a fourth-year student at the Illinois Institute of Technology majoring in applied mathematics and statistics. His research interests include probability theory (interacting particle systems and general probability), analysis, statistics and machine learning, with applications to biology, finance and the social sciences. His latest research involves building a general theory for the skewness of probability distributions. His interest in computational neuroscience stems from a fascination with the myriad ways intelligence emerges throughout nature.
Prior to studying mathematics, he studied classical languages and literature at Northwestern University, where he was a creative writing major. In his free time, he reads, writes, listens to and mixes house/techno music, does rock climbing, tends to his plants, and cares for his two cats.
Mentor: Matthew Getz