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Scott Hottovy


My name is Scott Hottovy and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. 

  • If you are interested in undergraduate research, please contact me to talk about it.

I earned my Bachelor of Science with distinction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2008. I did undergraduate research with Professor George Avalos on mathematical control theory and wrote an undergraduate thesis. I earned my Masters of Science from the University of Arizona in May 2010. My advisor was Professor Jan Wehr of the Mathematics Department at the University of Arizona. I completed and defended my dissertation titled "The Smoluchowski-Kramers Approximation for Stochastic Differential Equations with Arbitrary State Dependent Friction" and received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in May 2013. From 2013-2016, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I worked with Sam Stechmann on modeling the transition to strong convection using stochastic models.  

On this website you will find the details of my teaching, research, publications, and presentations. 

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Models of Phenomena in Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, and Physics.
  • Stochastic Differential Equations.
  • Interacting Particle Systems.


Scott Hottovy
Assistant Professor
hottovy (at) usna (dot) edu


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