Jonathan Christopher Mattingly


Jonathan Christopher  Mattingly grew up in Charlotte, NC where he attended Irwin Ave elementary and Charlotte Country Day.  He graduated from the NC School of Science and Mathematics and received a BS is Applied Mathematics with a concentration in physics from Yale University. After two years abroad with a year spent at ENS Lyon studying nonlinear and statistical physics on a Rotary Fellowship, he returned to the US to attend Princeton University where he obtained a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 1998. After 4 years as a Szego assistant professor at Stanford University and a year as a member of the IAS in Princeton, he moved to Duke in 2003. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics and of Statistical Science.

His expertise is in the longtime behavior of stochastic system including randomly forced fluid dynamics, turbulence, stochastic algorithms used in molecular dynamics and Bayesian sampling, and stochasticity in biochemical networks.

He is the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship and a PECASE CAREER award.  He is also a fellow of the IMS and the AMS.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1998

  • M.A., Princeton University 1996

  • B.S., Yale University 1992

Selected Grants

HDR TRIPODS: Innovations in Data Science: Integrating Stochastic Modeling, Data Representation, and Algorithms awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2019 to 2022

BIGDATA:F: Scalable Bayes uncertainty quantification with guarantees awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Collaborative research: Propagation of dissipation: Stochastic stabilization in finite and infinite dimensions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Quantifying Gerrymandering in the North Carolina Legislature awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019

Analysis and design of robust rare event simulation methods for protein folding and disease related aggregation awarded by University of Chicago (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

EMSW21-RTG: Enhanced Training and Recruitment in Mathematical Biology awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2017

Multiscale Analysis of Dynamic Graphs awarded by Office of Naval Research (Co-Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016

FRG: Collaborative Proposal: Stochastics and Dynamics: Asymptotic Problems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2013

CAREER: Stochastic Analysis and Numerics in Partial Differential Equations and Extended Dynamical Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2011