Zachary Selk, Ph.D.

Coleman Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Email: zachary dot selk at queensu dot ca

About Me

  • Coleman Assistant Professor, Queen's University, 2022-Present. Mentor: Serdar Yüksel.

  • Ph.D in Mathematics, Purdue University, 2016 - 2022. Advisers: Harsha Honnappa and Ben McReynolds.

  • B.S. in Mathematics with Minor in Physics, University of California at Davis, 2014. Adviser: Dirk Deckert

I am a Coleman Assistant Professor at Queen's University. My research interests are in probability theory and its applications. In particular, I am interested in stochastic differential equations, rough paths theory, Malliavin calculus, large deviations theory, Gaussian measure theory and stochastic control.


  1. Contributions to the theory of Gaussian Measures and Processes with Applications

Zachary Selk. PhD Dissertation advised by Harsha Honnappa and Ben McReynolds.

  1. 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.

  1. Convergence of Trapezoid Rule to Rough Integrals [Journal]

Yanghui Liu, Zachary Selk and Samy Tindel. Ann. Inst. Henri Poincaré Probab. Stat., 2022.

  1. Connecting Brownian Motion and Partial Differential Equations with Applications in Statistical and Quantum Mechanics

Zachary Selk. Undergraduate Thesis advised by Dirk Deckert.

Undergraduate Thesis Supervised

  1. Banach Intermediate Spaces for Gaussian Fréchet Spaces

Yifei Zheng and Zachary Selk, submitted to undergraduate journal. arXiv:2107.09440