Jian Ding's Home Page (丁剑的个人主页)
I am a professor at School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University.
My email address is: d i n g j i a n at m a t h dot p k u dot e d u  dot  c n
My research interests are probability theory with focus on interactions with statistical physics, theory of
computer science and statistical inference: random walks, Gaussian processes,
random constraint satisfaction problems, random planar geometry, spin models,
random Schrodinger operators, network recovery problems, etc.
Curriculum Vitae
pdf.
Papers (in reversed chronological order)
 Long range order for random field Ising and Potts models
(with Z. Zhuang), submitted.
 Uniqueness of the critical and supercritical Liouville quantum gravity metrics
(with E. Gwynne ), submitted.
 Introduction to the Liouville quantum gravity metric
(with J. Dubedat and E. Gwynne ), submitted to ICM proceeding.
 The critical Liouville quantum gravity metric induces the Euclidean topology
(with E. Gwynne ), submitted.
 Uptoconstants comparison of Liouville first passage percolation and Liouville quantum gravity
(with E. Gwynne ), submitted.
 A New Correlation Inequality for Ising Models with External Fields
(with J. Song and R. Sun ),
submitted.
 Regularity and confluence of geodesics for the supercritical Liouville quantum gravity metric
(with E. Gwynne ), submitted.
 The planted matching problem: Sharp threshold and infiniteorder phase transition (with
Y. Wu, J. Xu
and D. Yang ),
submitted.
 Correlation length of twodimensional random field Ising model via greedy lattice animal,
(with M. Wirth)
submitted.
 Distances in critical long range percolation (with A. Sly
), submitted.
 Proof of the satisfiability conjecture for large $k$ (with A. Sly
and N. Sun ), Conference version at STOC 2015, Journal version to appear in Annals of Mathematics.
 The distance exponent for Liouville first passage percolation is positive
(with E. Gwynne and A. Sepulveda),
Probability theory and related fields, to appear.
 Percolation for levelsets of Gaussian free fields on metric graphs,
(with M. Wirth and H. Wu )
Annales de l' Institut Henri Poincare, to appear.
 Tightness of supercritical Liouville first passage percolation
(with E. Gwynne ), Journal of European Mathematical Society, to appear.
 Supercritical minimum meanweight cycles (with
N. Sun and D. Wilson ), Transactions in AMS,
to appear.
 Consistent recovery threshold of hidden nearest neighbor graphs (with
Y. Wu, J. Xu and D. Yang ),
Conference version at COLT 2020, Jourhnal version at IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 67 (8): 52115229 (2021).
 Exponential decay of correlations in the twodimensional random field Ising model
(with J. Xia ), Inventiones, Volume 224, 9991045 (2021).
 Efficient random graph matching via degree profiles (with
Z. Ma, Y. Wu and J. Xu ),
Probability theory and related fields, Volume 179, 29115 (2021).
 Distribution of the random walk conditioned on survival among quenched Bernoulli obstacles
(with R. Fukushima , R. Sun
and C. Xu ), Annals of Probability, 49(1): 206243 (2021).
 Tightness of Liouville first passage percolation for $\gamma \in (0, 2)$
(with J. Dubedat, A. Dunlap
and H. Falconet ), Publ. Math. IHES, 132: 353403(2020).
 Biased random walk conditioned on survival among Bernoulli obstacles: subcritical phase
(with R. Fukushima , R. Sun
and C. Xu ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 376, 21612195 (2020).
 Geometry of the random walk range conditioned on survival among Bernoulli obstacles
(with R. Fukushima , R. Sun
and C. Xu ), Probability Theory and Related Fields, 177: 91145 (2020).
 Percolation for levelsets of Gaussian free fields on metric graphs,
(with M. Wirth )
Annals of Probability, 48 (3): 14111435, 2020.
 Subsequential scaling limits for Liouville graph distance,
(with A. Dunlap )
Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 376, 14991572 (2020).
 Localization for random walks among random obstacles in a single Euclidean ball
(with C. Xu ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 375, 9491001(2020).
 The fractal dimension of Liouville quantum gravity: universality, monotonicity, and bounds
(with E. Gwynne ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 219, 467506 (2020).
 Return probability and recurrence for the random walk driven by twodimensional Gaussian free field,
(with M. Biskup and S. Goswami )
Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 373, 45106 (2020).
 Localization near the edge for the Anderson Bernoulli model on the two dimensional lattice
(with C. Smart ), Inventiones, Volume 219, 467506 (2020).
 Hidden Hamiltonian Cycle Recovery via Linear Programming (with
V. Bagaria,
D. Tse, Y. Wu and J. Xu ),
Operations Research, Volume 68, Issue 1, 2020.
 Heat kernel for Liouville Brownian motion and Liouville graph distance (with
O. Zeitouni and F. Zhang ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 371, 561618 (2019).
 Capacity lower bound for the Ising perceptron (with N. Sun ), STOC 2019.
 Cutoff for lamplighter chains on tori: dimension interpolation and phase transition, (with
A. Dembo, J. Miller and Y. Peres )
Probability Theory and Related Fields, Volume 173, Issue 12, pp 605650, 2019.
 Upper bounds on Liouville firstpassage percolation and Watabiki's prediction,
(with S. Goswami )
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Volume 72, Issue 11, 23312384 2019.
 When Multiplicative Noise Stymies Control, (with Y. Peres, G. Ranade
and A. Zhai )
Annals of Applied Probability, Volume 29, Number 4 (2019), 19631992.
 Polylogarithmic localization for random walks among random obstacles
(with C. Xu ), Annals of Probability, Volume 47, Number 4 (2019), 20112048.
 Liouville first passage percolation: geodesic length exponent is strictly larger than 1 at high temperatures,
(with F. Zhang )
Probability Theory and Related Fields, Volume 174 (2019), Issue 12.
 Continuous Monitoring of $\ell_p$ Norms in Data Streams (with
J. Blasiok and J. Nelson ), APPROX/RANDOM 2017.
 On the Liouville heat kernel for $k$coarse MBRW (with
O. Zeitouni and F. Zhang ), Electronic Journal of Probability, 23 (2018), no. 62, 20 pp.
 Three favorite sites occurs infinitely often for onedimensional simple random walk,
(with J. Shen )
Annals of Probability, Volume 46, Number 5 (2018), 25452561.
 Chemical distances for percolation of planar Gaussian free fields and critical random walk loop soups,
(with L. Li )
Communications in Mathematical Physics, 360 (2018), 2: 523553.
 Liouville firstpassage percolation: subsequential scaling limit at high temperature,
(with A. Dunlap )
Annals of Probability, 47 (2019), no. 2: 690742.
 First passage percolation on the exponential of twodimensional branching random walk,
(with S. Goswami )
Electronic Communication in Probability, 22 (2017), no. 69, 14 pp.
 Nonuniversality for first passage percolation on the exponential of logcorrelated Gaussian fields,
(with F. Zhang )
Probability Theory and Related Fields, 171 (2018), no. 34, 11571188.
 Convergence of the centered maximum of logcorrelated Gaussian fields (with
R. Roy and
O. Zeitouni ), Annals of Probability, 45 (2017), no. 6A, 38863928.
 Convergence in law of the maximum of nonlattice branching random walk (with
M. Bramson and
O. Zeitouni ), Annales de l' Institut Henri Poincare, Volume 52, Number 4 (2016), 18971924.
 Maximum independent sets on random regular graphs (with A. Sly
and N. Sun ), Acta Mathematica ,
217 (2016), 2:263340.
 Percolation of averages in the stochastic mean field model: the nearsupercritical regime,
(with S. Goswami )
Electronic Journal of Probability, 20(2015), no.124, 121.
 Testing for highdimensional geometry in random graphs (with
S. Bubeck,
R. Eldan and
M Racz), Random Structures and Algorithms, 49 (2016), 3: 503532.
 Satisfiability threshold for random regular NAESAT (with A. Sly
and N. Sun ), Conference version at STOC 2014, Journal version at Communications in Mathematical Physics ,
341(2016), 2: 435489.
 Convergence in law of the maximum of the twodimensional discrete Gaussian free field (with
M. Bramson and
O. Zeitouni ), Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, 69(2016), 1:62123 .
 On multiple peaks and moderate deviations for the supremum of a Gaussian field (with
R. Eldan and A. Zhai ), Annals of Probability, 43(2015), 6:34683493.
 Bandits with Switching Costs: $T^{2/3}$ Regret, (with O. Dekel,
T. Koren and Y. Peres )
STOC(2014), 459467.
 Mixing under monotone censoring , (with E. Mossel )
Electronic Communications in Probability , 19(2014), no. 46, 16.
 Extreme values for twodimensional discrete Gaussian free field (with
O. Zeitouni ), Annals of Probability, 42(2014), 14801515.
 Asymptotics of cover times via Gaussian free fields: boundeddegree graphs and general trees , Annals of Probability, 2014, 42(2), 464496.
 Sensitivity of mixing times , (with Y. Peres ) Electronic Communications in Probability , 18 (2013), no. 88, 16.
 Markov type and threshold embeddings (with
J. Lee and Y. Peres ), Geometric and Functional Analysis , Volume 23 (2013), Issue 4,12071229.
 Persistence of iterated partial sums , (with
A. Dembo and F. Gao)
Annales de l' Institut Henri Poincare, Volume 49, Number 3 (2013), 873884.
 Glauber Dynamics for the meanfield Potts Model, (with
P. Cuff,
O. Louidor,
E. Lubetzky, Y. Peres and A. Sly ) Journal of Statistical Physics, 149(3):432477, November, 2012.
 Anatomy of the giant component: The strictly supercritical regime , (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ) European Journal of Combinatorics , Volume 35(2014), 155168.
 Scaling window for meanfield percolation of averages , Annals of Probability, Volume 41, Number 6 (2013), 36974427.
 On cover times for 2D lattices , Electronic Journal of Probability, 17 (2012), no. 45, 118.
 Exponential and double exponential tails for maximum of twodimensional discrete Gaussian free field , Probability Theory and Related Fields, Volume 157, Issue 12 (2013), 285299.
 A sharp estimate for cover times on binary trees (with
O. Zeitouni ), Stochastic Processes and Applications, 122(5): 2117  2133 (2012).
 The Hitchhiker's Guide to Affiliation Networks: A GameTheoretic Approach (with
C. Borgs ,
J. Chayes and B. Lucier ), ICS (2011) .
 Cover times, blanket times, and majorizing measures , (with
J. Lee and Y. Peres ), journal version at Annals of Math 175(3) : 14091471 (2012), conference version at STOC (2011).
 The evolution of the cover time (with M. Barlow ,
A. Nachmias and Y. Peres ), Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, 20(3): 331345 (2011).
 Mixing time for the Ising model: a uniform lower bound for all graphs , (with Y. Peres ),
Annales de l' Institut Henri Poincare, 47(4): 10201028 (2011)..
 Mixing time of nearcritical random graphs , (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Annals of Probability, 40 (3): 9791008 (2012).
 Diameters in supercritical random graphs via first passage percolation (with J.H. Kim ,
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, 19 (56): 729751 (2010).
 Anatomy of a young giant component in the random graph (with J.H. Kim ,
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Random Structures and Algorithms, 39(2): 139178 (2011).
 Mixing time of critical Ising model on trees is polynomial in the height (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, 295 (2010), no. 1, 161207.
 Censored Glauber Dynamics for the mean field Ising Model (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Journal of Statistical Physics 137 (2009), no. 3, 407458.

The mixing time evolution of Glauber dynamics for the meanfield Ising model (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Communications in Mathematical Physics, Volume 289, Number 2, July, 2009.

Totalvariation cutoff in birthanddeath chains (with
E. Lubetzky and Y. Peres ), Probability Theory and Related Fields, 146 (2010), no. 1, 6185.
Students and Postdocs

Zijie Zhuang, current student, University of Pennsylvania.

Linjun Li, current student, University of Pennsylvania.

Mateo Wirth, Ph.D. 2021, University of Pennsylvania, now at Facebook.

Changji Xu , Ph.D. 2020 at University of Chicago, now postdoc at Harvard.

Jianfei Shen: Master 2017 at University of Chicago, now at Alibaba.

Li Li: Ph.D 2017 at University of Chicago.

Subhajit Goswami: Ph.D 2017 at University of Chicago, now assistant professor at TIFR.

Rishideep Roy: Ph.D 2016 at University of Chicago, now assistant professor at IIM Bangalore.

Fan Yang: current postdoc, University of Pennsylvania.
Editorial Services
Associate Editor for Journal of American Mathematical Society, 2/1/20221/31/2026.
Associate Editor for Annals of Probability since January 2021.
Associate Editor for Communications in Mathematical Physics since October 2019.
Associate Editor for Annals of Applied Probability since January 2019.
Editorial board on Science in China Mathematics since January 2018.