## Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

- Dynamics in systems far from equilibrium: Domain growth problems, Persistence and First-passage problems in many-body systems, Stochastic processes.
- Nonequilibrium Steady-state problems : Fluctuating interfaces, Asymmetric exclusion process, Zero-range process, Mass transport models, self-organized criticality in sandpile models.

## Functionals of Brownian Motion

Statistical properties and their applications in physics and computer science.

## Sorting and Search Algorithms in Computer Science

Understanding the asymptotic properties of random structures such as search trees in computer science using methods of statistical physics.

## Extreme Value Statistics

The probability distribution of the maximum of a set of CORRELATED random variables with applications in Random Matrices, Fluctuating Interfaces, Longest Increasing Subsequence Problem and a class of Sequence Matching problems in biology.