Sandra Cerrai

Professor of Mathematics

University of Maryland

I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

I got my PhD in 1998 at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, under the supervision of Giuseppe Da Prato. Before moving to UMD in 2008, I was first an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the University of Florence in Italy.

My work is in Probability and Stochastic Analysis. I am particularly interested in the analysis of systems with multiple scales, that are described by stochastic partial differential equations. More specifically, I study the small noise asymptotics of those systems, their long-time behavior, averaging and homogeneization phenomena, singular perturbation results, etc. In particular, I am interested in understanding how all these aspects of the dynamics interplay with one another. I also work on the theory of PDEs in infinite dimensional spaces.