Program Head, Mathematics; Associate Professor
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA with honors, Universitá di Bologna, Italy; MS and PhD, New York University;
Research Areas: statistical physics, probability theory
Federico Camia's research focuses on statistical physics and probability theory, especially on phase transitions and spatial stochastic models. He has been awarded the Marie Curie Research Fellowship and grants from the US National Science Foundation and the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research and has co-organized seminars and an international workshop on probability and stochastic systems. His work has been published in numerous international physics and mathematics journals.
Camia comes to NYU Abu Dhabi from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where he was an assistant professor in the mathematics department and supervised masters and doctoral students. At NYU Abu Dhabi, he teaches calculus and the collaborative science introductory course, Foundations of Science. He previously taught general physics at NYU New York, an advanced course on percolation and the Schramm-Loewner Evolution, introductory probability and statistics, and several classes on stochastic processes. Camia holds his PhD in physics from NYU and has been working closely with the probability group at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, which he will continue to do from Abu Dhabi.