Amanda Wilkens

About me

Me giving a board talk

I just finished a postdoc in the Groups and Dynamics Research Training Group at the University of Texas at Austin. For July and August, I will be a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow working with Brandon Seward at UC San Diego. Starting in September, I will be a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University.

I work in the intersection of ergodic theory and probability, where measure preserving dynamical systems are common objects of study. I have constructed maps between a variety of these systems. My favorite setting is that of nondiscrete, locally compact second countable groups. My favorite objects are Poisson point processes.

I have two beautiful cat children, Rocky and Goose. I got my PhD from the University of Kansas. Originally, I'm from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. My pronouns are she/her and they/them. Here's an interview I did with the lovely LGBT tech PATHS program.

My curriculum vitae (updated June 2024).

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Preprints and publications

Also see my Google Scholar profile.

Some events

Below is a list of events at UT I've organized, participated in, or that I think are cool.