Contact Information:
Address: Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, Concordia University, Montreal QC H3G 1M8
Phone: (514)8482424 ext.5854; Fax: (514)8482831
Email: lea (dot) popovic (at) concordia
(dot) ca
Office: LB (SGW) 92107
Research:
My research interests are in probability theory and its
applications, in particular, analysis of
stochastic processes related to evolutionary biology, genetics, cell and systems biology.
In the news:
My PhD student Mariolys Rivas wrote a thesis (and two papers) that were featured in the local news
Workshops:
 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Interaction Networks, June 49 2017
 CRMPIMS Summer School in Probability, June 15July 11 2015
 CAMBAMMBINIMBioS Summer School on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems, June 112 2015
 CRM Workshop on Random Trees, Aug 1216 2013
 MBINIMBioSCAMBAM Graduate Workshop on Stochastics in Biological Systems, June 1829 2012
 Molecular Motors, Neuron Models, and Epidemics on Networks, April 1517 2010
 Multiscale Stochastic Modeling of Cell Dynamics, Jan 1722 2010
 Workshop for Women in Probability, Oct 57 2008
 Stochastic Models for Intracellular Reaction Network, May 1113 2008
 Stochastic Models for Cell Biology, Apr 911 2006
Teaching:
Publications:
 "Large deviations of Markov chains with multiple timescales", to appear in Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 41 pp, 2018.  pdf
 "Corrigendum to: Large deviations for multiscale jumpdiffusion processes" (with R.Kumar), Stochastic Processes and their Applications,, Vol 128(12), 4 pp, 2018.  pdf
 "Large deviations for multiscale jumpdiffusion processes" (with R.Kumar), Stochastic Processes and their Applications,, Vol 127(4), 24 pp, 2017.  pdf
 "How spatial heterogeneity shapes multiscale biochemical reaction network dynamics" (with P.Pfaffelhuber), Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol 12(104), 8pp (+9pp SI), 2015.  pdf
 "Topology and inferrence for multitype Yule trees" (with M. Rivas), Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol 73(5), 41 pp, 2016.  pdf
 "The coalescent pointprocess of multitype branching trees" (with M. Rivas), Stochastic Processes and Applications, Vol 124(12), 29 pp, 2014.  pdf
 "Scaling limits of spatial chemical reaction networks" (with P.Pfaffelhuber), Annals of Applied Probability, Vol 25(6), 47 pp, 2015.  pdf
 "Central Limit Theorems and Diffusion Approximations for
Multiscale Markov chain Models" (with T.Kurtz and HW.Kang), Annals of Applied Probability, Vol 24(2), 39 pp, 2014.  pdf
 "StochasticallyInduced Bistability in Chemical Reaction Systems" (with J.McSweeney), Annals of Applied Probability, Vol 24(3), 43 pp, 2014.  pdf
 "The Coalescent Point Process of Branching Trees and Spine
Decompositions at the First Survivor" (with A.Lambert), Annals of Applied Probability, Vol 23(1), 46 pp, 2013.  pdf
 "A Stochastic Compartmental Model for Fast Axonal
Transport" (with M.Reed and S.McKinley), SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, Vol 71(4), 26 pp, 2011.  pdf
 "Five Statistical Questions about the Tree of Life"
(with D.Aldous and M.Krikun), Systematic Biology, Vol 60(3), 11 pp, 2011.
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 "Degenerate Diffusions arising from Gene Duplication Models"
(with R.Durrett), Annals of Applied Probability, Vol (19)1, 34 pp, 2009.
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 "Genealogy of Catalytic Branching Models" (with A.Greven and
A. Winter), Annals of
Applied Probability, Vol 19(3), 41 pp, 2009.  pdf
 "Stochastic Models for Phylogenetic Trees in Higher Order Taxa" (with
D.Aldous and M.Krikun), Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol 56(4), 33 pp, 2008.
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 "Asymptotic Analysis of Multiscale Approximations to Reaction
Networks" (with T.Kurtz, K.Ball, G.Rempala), Annals of Applied Probability,
Vol 16(4), 37 pp, 2005.  pdf
 "A Critical Branching Process Model for
Biodiversity" (with D.Aldous), Advances in
Applied Probability, Vol 37(4), 22 pp, 2005.  pdf
 "Asymptotic Genealogy of a Critical Branching
Process" Annals of Applied Probability, Vol
14(4), 29 pp, 2004.  pdf
 Ph.D. Thesis (2003), UC Berkeley.
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