Robert J Webber's webpage

Hello! I am a postdoctoral scholar in Caltech's Department of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, supervised by Joel Tropp.

In my research, I analyze and apply Monte Carlo algorithms and algorithms for randomized numerical linear algebra. This means I do two things:

  1. I analyze algorithms --- which algorithms have the fastest runtimes and give the most accurate results? I am interested in proving rigorous mathematical guarantees.
  2. I apply algorithms to solve problems in chemistry, astronomy, and geophysics. I often collaborate with subject area experts and publish in physics journals.

To find out more about my research, take a look at my projects, papers, curriculum vitae or Google scholar. You can find videos of chickens and lizards on my random page. My email is rwebber at caltech.edu.

In spring 2023, I am teaching ACM 206: Monte Carlo methods for scientific computing. It's a fun and engaging course and I encourage Caltech students and researchers to stop by, even if only for a few lectures. You can find the syllabus here, or check out the course webpage with more materials.