Faculty

Fred Torcaso

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Asymptotics and Partial Differential Equations
Education
  • Ph.D. 1998, University of Maryland College Park
Experience
  • 2017 - Present:  Part-time Lecture, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
  • 2006 - 2006:  Supervisor, Matehmatical Contest in Modeling
  • 2005 - 2005:  Supervisor, Matehmatical Contest in Modeling
  • 2002 - Present:  Lecturer, Department of Applied Math & Statistics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 2001 - 2002:  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • 1999 - 2001:  Research Consultant, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Hartford, CT
  • 1998 - 1999:  Postdoctoral Student, The United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
  • 1997 - 1998:  Research Fellowship, Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1991 - 1996:  Instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Grader, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
Awards
  • 2007:  MCM, Mathematical Modeling Contest, Coached Honorable Mention Team
  • 2006:  MCM, Mathematical Modeling Contest, Coached Meritorious and Honorable Mention Teams
  • 2005:  MCM, Mathematical Modeling Contest, Coached Honorable Mention Team
  • 2005:  Acheson J. Duncan Fund - for travel to and attendance for the Northeast Probability Seminar - New York - New York
  • 2004:  Acheson J. Duncan Fund - for travel to and attendance for the IISA meetings at the University of Georgia - Athens - GA
  • 2002:  Honorary Fellow - University of Wisconsin Probability Internship Program
  • 2001:  Honorary Fellow - University of Wisconsin Probability Internship Program
  • 1996:  Accepted Participant, IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, Institute for Advanced Study
  • 1992:  Excellence in Teaching Departmental Award, University of Maryland, College Park
Journal Articles
  • Dugas AF, Jalalpour M, Gel Y, Levin S, Torcaso F, Igusa T, Rothman RE (2013).  Influenza Forecasting with Google Flu Trends.  PLoS ONE.  8(2).
  • Fill JA, Torcaso F (2004).  Asymptotic analysis via Mellin transforms for small deviations in L 2-norm of integrated Brownian sheets.  Probability Theory and Related Fields.  130(2).
  • Gao F, Hannig J, Lee TY, Torcaso F (2004).  Exact L2small balls of Gaussian processes.  Journal of Theoretical Probability.  17(2).
  • Torcaso F, Gao F, Hannig J, Lee T (2004).  Exact small ball probabilities of Gaussian processes.  Journal of Theoretical Probability.  17(2).  pp. 503-520.
  • Torcaso F, Fill J (2004).  Asymptotic analysis via Mellin transforms for the L2 small ball of integrated Brownian sheet.  Probability Theory & Related Fields.  130(2).  pp. 259-288.
  • Gao F, Hannig J, Torcaso F (2003).  Integrated Brownian motions and exact L2-small balls.  Annals of Probability.  31(3).
  • Gao F, Hannig J, Lee TY, Torcaso F (2003).  Laplace transforms via hadamard factorization.  Electronic Journal of Probability.  8.
  • Torcaso F, Gao F, Hannig J, Lee T (2003).  Laplace Transforms via the Hadamard Factorization.  Electronic Journal of Probability.  8.
  • Torcaso F, Gao F, Hannig J (2003).  Comparison theorems for small deviations of random series.  Electronic Journal of Probability.  8.
  • Gao F, Hannig J, Torcaso F (2003).  Comparison theorems for small deviations of random series.  Electronic Journal of Probability.  8.
  • Torcaso F, Gao F, Hannig J (2003).  Integrated Brownian motions and exact L2 small balls.  Annals of Probability.  31(3).
  • Torcaso F, Ekstrom CR, Burt EA, Matsakis DN (2000).  Estimating the stability of N clocks with correlations.  IEEE Ultra. Ferro. Freq. Control.  47.
  • Torcaso F, Ekstrom CR, Burt EA, Matsakis DN (2000).  Estimating the stability of N clocks with correlations.  IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.  47(5).
  • Ekstrom CR, Torcaso F, Burt EA, Matsakis DN (1999).  Estimating the stability of N clocks with correlations.  Proceedings of the Annual IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium.  1.
  • Lee TY, Torcaso F (1998).  Wave propagation in a lattice KPP equation in random media.  Annals of Probability.  26(3).
  • Lee T, Torcaso F (1998).  Wave front propagation in a lattice KPP equation in random media.  Annals of Probability.  26.
  • Lee TY, Torcaso F (1997).  Wave propagation in a lattice KPP equation in random media.  Electronic Research Announcements of the American Mathematical Society.  3(20).
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