# Zachary Selk

**Ph.D. Candidate in Mathematics**

**Contact Information**

**Email: **zselk at purdue dot edu

**Office: **MATH 1046

**About Me**

Ph.D in Mathematics, Purdue University, 2016 - Current. Advisers: Harsha Honnappa and Ben McReynolds.

B.S. in Mathematics with Minor in Physics, University of California at Davis, 2014.

My research interests are in probability theory and applied probability theory. In particular, I am interested in stochastic differential equations, rough paths theory, Malliavin calculus, large deviations theory, stochastic control and stochastic optimization. I am a member of Stochastic Systems Lab led by Harsha Honnappa.

**Publications and Preprints**

Yifei Zheng and Zachary Selk, submitted. arXiv:2107.09440

Zachary Selk and Harsha Honnappa, submitted. arXiv:2106.08525

Zachary Selk, submitted. arXiv:2103.04501

Information Projection on Banach spaces with Applications to State Independent KL-Weighted Optimal Control [Journal]

Zachary Selk, William Haskell and Harsha Honnappa. Appl. Math. Optim., 2021.

Yanghui Liu, Zachary Selk and Samy Tindel. Minor revision at Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré Probab. Stat.

Zachary Selk. Undergraduate Thesis advised by Dirk Deckert.

**Work in Progress**

Effective Projections of Probability Measures to Convex Submanifolds

Zachary Selk, William Haskell and Harsha Honnappa

Connecting Freidlin-Wentzell and Onsager-Machlup functionals

Zachary Selk and Harsha Honnappa

Continuous Time Pathwise Control with Rough Paths

Harsha Honnappa, Zachary Selk and Zihe Zhou

Mean Curvature Flow and Stochastic Control

Hengrong Du and Zachary Selk

**Links**

**My CV**