Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of mathematics at Caltech. I'm being advised by
My research in the math department is mostly focused on Topological Dynamics, Amenability, and Ergodic Theory.
I'm also interested in Machine Learning, especially Unsupervised Learning,
Probability Theory, and Combinatorics.
Before I start my Ph.D. in 2014, I received a Master of mathematics from University of Cambridge.
In Cambridge, my studies were mostly concenterated in Probability Theory.
Before I attend Cambridge, I got my B.Sc. in pure mathematics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
In Summer 2016 I did an internship as a Software Engineer at Google.
My work in Google was mostly related to Ensemble Learning.
In Summer 2017 I did a Quantitative Research internship at Jump Trading LLC.
You can find my CV
My office is 308 Linde Hall at Caltech. Please feel free to visit me or to send me an email.
My main hobby is photography. I'm interested in street photography and portraits.
I sometimes post my photos on Instagram.
Feel free to take a look at my photos on
my Instagram page.
Papers and Notes
Joshua Frisch, Wade Hann-Caruthers, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
Non-virtually nilpotent groups have infinite conjugacy class quotients
Joshua Frisch, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
Choquet-Deny groups and the infinite conjugacy class property, Annals of Mathematics
Joshua Frisch, Yair Hartman, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
Strong amenability and the infinite conjugacy class property, Inventiones Mathematicae
Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
Thompson's group F is not strongly amenable, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems
Yair Hartman, Kate Juschenko, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi
- Calculus of One and Several Variables, Ma1a, Fall 2018-19
- Calculus of One and Several Variables, Ma1c, Spring 2017-18
- Probability, Ma144a, Fall 2017-18, Fall 2016-17
- Combinatorial Analysis, Ma121a, Spring 2016-17
- Projects in Machine Learning, CS101, Fall 2016-17
- Additive Combinatorics, Ma191c, Spring 2015-16
- Linear Algebra, Ma1b Practical, Winter 2015-16
- Calculus of One and Several Variables, Ma1a, Fall 2015-16
- Vector Calculus, Ma1c Analytical, Spring 2014-15
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Ma3,
- Differential Equiations, Ma2, Fall 2014-15