One of the early workers in the field of Quantum Probability, after completing his thesis under S.R.S. Varadhan at Courant Institute, on the topic of stochastic processes on Lie groups, Philip Feinsilver continued with Springer Lecture Notes, Volume 696, Special functions, probability semigroups, and Hamiltonian flows. In collaboration with Prof. Rene Schott, of Nancy, he published the three-volume opus Algebraic structures and operator calculus, which includes connections with theoretical computer science. In his career of over thirty years, Professor since 1990 in the Department of Mathematics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he has supervised 5 Ph.D. students, 3 Master's students, and published over 65 research papers as well as having given numerous conference presentations. His current interests involve algebraic techniques in analysis with connections to computational methods, quantum probability, including aspects of discrete quantum mechanics, and linear algebraic methods in automata theory with correspondences in graph theory.
Biography Updated on 22 September 2011