Stein Andreas Bethuelsen @ UiS

About me

From 01.08.2020 I will be at the University of Bergen as associate professor (førsteamanuensis) at the Department of Mathematics. Currently I am an associate professor (førsteamanuensis) in the Statistics group at the Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of Stavanger.

I did my Ph.D. at the University of Leiden in 2012-2016 under the supervision of Markus Heydenreich (LMU Munich) and Frank den Hollander (Leiden).

From 2016-2018 I was a Postdoc at the Technical University of Munich in the group of Nina Gantert and a member of the Scientific Priority Programme 1590 - Probabilistic Structures in Evolution, supported by the German Research Foundation, DFG.


My main field of research is discrete probability theory and mathematical statistical mechanics. Some keywords describing my current research are random walks in (dynamic) random environment, interacting particle systems, chains of infinite order and Gibbs measures.

I am a member of the scientific network Stochastic Processes on Evolving Networks, supported by the German Research Foundation, DFG.

Publications and preprints

On projections of the supercritical contact process: uniform mixing and cutoff phenomenon.
To appear in the lecture notes series Genealogies of Interacting Particle Systems, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore. (ArXiv preprint)

One-sided continuity properties for the Schonmann projection (with Diana Conache)
Journal of Statistical Physics, 172(4), 1147--1163, 2018. (ArXiv preprint)

The contact process as seen from a random walk
ALEA, Lat. Am. J. Probab. Math. Stat. 15, 571–585, 2018.

Stochastic domination in space-time for the contact process (with Rob van den Berg).
Random Structures Algorithms, 53(2), 221–237, 2018. (ArXiv preprint)

Law of large numbers for random walks on attractive spin-flip dynamics (with Markus Heydenreich)
Stochastic Processes and Applications 127(7), 2346-2372, 2017. (ArXiv preprint)

Absolute continuity and weak uniform mixing for random walk in dynamic random environment (with Florian Völlering).
Electron. J. Probab. 21, no. 71, 1-32, 2016.

PhD thesis: Random walks and the contact process - University of Leiden, 2016.

Master thesis: Uniqueness of Gibbs measures - Utrecht University, 2012.


Spring 2020 - Statistics and social science methodology (BØK104)

Fall 2019 - Statistical modeling and simulation (STA510)

Spring 2019 - Statistics and social science methodology (BØK104)


I am organizing the stochastics seminar @ UiS. Please take a look at this link for more information and the schedule.

Jointly with Jörn Schulz (UiS/SUS) and Arild Buland (Equinor) I am also initiating NSF Stavanger, a regional group with the Norwegian Statistics Association .

Other upcoming events

Workshop on Graph limits and random walks , Bavaria, Germany, 13-16 September, 2020.

Past events

Workshop on Statistical inference in dynamic networks , Freiburg, Germany, 11-13 March, 2020.

Mini-workshop on One-sided and Two-sided Stochastic Descriptions, Oberwolfach, Germany, February 23-29, 2020.

Workshop on Random Walk, Random Graphs and Random Media, Munich, Germany, September 9-13, 2019.

Workshop on Stochastic processes on evolving networks, Darmstadt, Germany, August 28-30, 2019.

Det 20. norske Statistikermøtet, Sola, Norway, June 17-20, 2019.

Workshop on Stochastic Modeling of Complex Systems,Mannheim, Germany, April 8-12, 2019.

Workshop on Fundamentals of complex networks: From static towards evolving,Essen, Germany, March 6-8, 2019.

Workshop on Stochastic population models on networks, Munich, August 22-24, 2018.

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics and Physics
The University of Stavanger
N-4036 Stavanger, Norway

E-mail: stein.a.bethuelsen AT uis DOT no