## About Me

Hello! 👋 I’m Hyojeong Son, a 4th-year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington, where I work with my advisor, Professor Christopher Hoffman. I’m enthusiastic about probability theory, with a particular focus on particle models like sandpiles and activated random walks. I also enjoy exploring other areas of probability and have recently been working on stable matchings with correlated preferences. I’m eager to keep learning and growing through new ideas and interesting problems.

I earned my Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

## Research

Here are some of my recent papers:

- Brown, M., Hoffman, C., and Son, H.,
*Activated Random Walks on $\mathbb{Z}$ with Critical Particle Density*(2024+) Poster - Hough, R., and Son, H.,
*Cut-off for Sandpiles on Tiling Graphs*, Annals of Probability, 49 (2), pp. 671–731. arXiv:1902.04174 (2021) Poster - Hough, R., and Son, H.,
*The Spectrum of the Abelian Sandpile Model*, Mathematics of Computation, 90(327), pp. 441–469. arXiv:1905.07015 (2020) </ul> - Math 111 (Algebra): Fall 2022
- Math 125 (Calculus II): Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Fall 2023
- Math 126 (Calculus III): Spring 2022, Summer 2022
- Math 207 (Differential Equations): Winter 2023, Spring 2023
- Math 394 (Probability I): Winter 2024, Fall 2024
- Math 395 (Probability II): Spring 2024
**Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab (WXML)**, Spring 2024

Mentored undergraduates on projects related to voting data, map analysis, and ecological inference in the Yakima Valley Area.**Graduate Student-Led Reading Program, WashU**, Spring 2020

Co-organized and led a reading group for math undergraduates, including a focused reading on sandpiles.

## Teaching

**University of Washington, Seattle (Teaching Assistant)**

**Mentorship and Project Involvement**

## Contact

Thanks for visiting my homepage! You can find me at hjson@uw.edu.