Chris Janjigian Christopher Janjigian
Assistant Professor/Lecturer, University of Utah
Department of Mathematics

Office: LCB 207
About Me

I am a postdoc in the stochastics group at the University of Utah. I earned my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2016 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison under the supervision of Benedek Valkó. I organize the University of Utah Stochastics Seminar.

My research interests are currently focused on infinite volume directed polymers, geodesics in percolation, and particle representations of stochastic partial differential equations.


Along with Alla Borisyuk and Thomas Polstra, I am one of the organizers of the University of Utah Math Circle. Math circle is a program designed to introduce elementary, middle, and high school students to deeper kinds of mathematical thinking than are typically encountered in the classroom and to show them how math can be a fun, creative, and collaborative activity.


Fall 2019 Math 5040/6810 - Stochastic Processes and Simulation I

Fall 2019 Math 5010/6805 - Introduction to Probability

Spring 2019 Math 5050/6815 - Stochastic Processes and Simulation II

Fall 2018 Math 5040/6810 - Stochastic Processes and Simulation I

Fall 2018 Math 5010/6805 - Introduction to Probability

Spring 2018 Math 5010/6805 - Introduction to Probability

Fall 2017 Math 5010/6805 - Introduction to Probability


  1. Geometry of geodesics through Busemann measures in directed last-passage percolation with Firas Rassoul-Agha and Timo Seppäläinen. (2019)
  2. Flats, spikes and crevices: the evolving shape of the inhomogeneous corner growth model with Elnur Emrah and Timo Seppäläinen. (2019)
  3. Uniqueness and ergodicity of stationary directed polymer models on the square lattice with Firas Rassoul-Agha. (2018)
  4. Upper tail large deviations in Brownian directed percolation. Electron. Commun. Probab., 24 no. 45, 1-10. (2019)
  5. Busemann functions and Gibbs measures in directed polymer models on ℤ2 with Firas Rassoul-Agha. Annals of Probability. To appear.
  6. Particle representations for stochastic partial differential equations with boundary conditions. with Dan Crisan and Thomas G. Kurtz Electronic Journal of Probability 23 (65), 1-29. (2018)
  7. Large deviations for some corner growth models with inhomogeneity. with Elnur Emrah Markov Processes and Related Fields 23, 267-312. (2017)
  8. Large deviations of the free energy in the O'Connell-Yor polymer. Journal of Statistical Physics 160 (4), 1054-1080. (2015)