# Pablo M. Rodriguez

##### Adjunct Professor UFPE & Council member SBMAC

#### About me

I am an adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), located in the city of Recife, PE, Brazil. Additionally, I serve on the council and previously held the position of president of the Brazilian Society of Computational and Applied Mathematics (SBMAC). My current research activities can be broadly classified into three categories. The primary focus of my research is on the use of interacting particle systems, percolation models, and special stochastic processes on graphs to describe the spread of information and other phenomena on a population.

Furthermore, I am interested in studying the asymptotic properties of random structures inspired by biological questions and related subjects in discrete mathematics. This encompasses percolation and random graph models, as well as some branching processes with selection. Recently, I have also begun to explore the algebraic structure known as evolution algebra. My interest in this subject is motivated by the suggestion in the literature that there is a fruitful interplay between this concept and some notions related to discrete-time Markov chains.

## ... and some curiosities!

Thanks to the Mathematics Genealogy Project, a service of the NDSU Department of Mathematics, in association with the American Mathematical Society, I known that part of my Mathematics Genealogy is formed by Fabio Machado (and Elcio Lebensztayn), Pablo Ferrari, Enrique Andjel, Thomas Liggett, Samuel Karlin, Salomon Bochner, Erhard Schmidt, David Hilbert, Lindemann, Felix Klein, Julius Plücker, Christian Ludwig Gerling, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Johann Friedrich Pfaff, Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, Christian August Hausen, Johann Christoph Witchmannshausen, Otto Mencke, Jakob Thomasius, and Friedrich Leibniz (1622)!

The Erdős number describes the "collaborative distance" between mathematician Paul Erdős and another person, as measured by authorship of mathematical papers. Erdős wrote around 1,500 mathematical articles in his lifetime, mostly co-written. He had 509 direct collaborators; these are the people with Erdős number 1. The people who have collaborated with them (but not with Erdős himself) have an Erdős number of 2 (12,600 people as of 7 August 2020), and so on. My Erdös number is 3 because I have collaborated with Kang who collaborated with Loebl who collaborated with Erdös!

###### Address

Departamento de Estatística

Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza (CCEN)

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

Av. Jornalista Aníbal Fernandes, 497-629

Cidade Universitária, 50740-540

Recife, PE, Brazil

Office 442 (CCEN)