Mark Meerschaert

Mark  Meerschaert
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Statistics and Probability


Mark Meerschaert, professor of statistics and probability, is highly regarded for his work in the areas of probability, statistics, statistical physics, mathematical modeling, operations research, partial differential equations and applications. He poses mathematical questions to his students that have a real impact in the real world, which revolve around his current research interests, including fractional calculus, medical imaging and groundwater flow and transport. Meerschaert is a faculty member in the Department of Statistics and Probability.

Meerschaert received his B.S. in mathematics with high distinction, and his Ph.D. in probability from the University of Michigan. He served as chairperson of the Department of Statistics and Probability from 2006 – 2009.

Meerschaert’s honors include being named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in 2015 and 2016. He also served as coordinating editor for applied mathematics, probability and statistics in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.