Research interests:
I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology. My research interests lie at the interface of combinatorics and probability theory. I combine stochastic process methods with combinatorial constructions to study models of random discrete structures, including various kinds of trees, graphs, maps, partitions, and permutations. Here are some keywords that characterize my activities:
  • Limits of random structures (Gromov-Hausdorff-Prokhorov convergence, local topologies, permuton and graphon convergence, ...)
  • Branching processes and their application to random maps and graphs
  • Enumerative Combinatorics
  • Gibbs partition models
  • Phase transitions and condensation phenomena in weighted random graphs
  • Boltzmann sampling, combinatorial species, random isomorphism classes of structures
I enjoy writing open source software (github project page) that simulates random discrete structures. I have taught courses on interesting topics like Hopf algebras (with lecture notes) and Random Trees. Here is a video of me giving an online talk on one of my papers.

Papers in journals / Preprints:
  1. D. Sénizergues, S. Ö. Stefänsson and B. Stufler. Decorated stable trees
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  2. B. Stufler. Gibbs partitions: a comprehensive phase diagram
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  3. B. Stufler. The scaling limit of random cubic planar graphs
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  4. B. Stufler. First-passage percolation on random simple triangulations
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  5. B. Stufler. The Uniform Infinite Cubic Planar Graph
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  6. B. Stufler. Mass and radius of balls in Gromov-Hausdorff-Prokhorov convergent sequences
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  7. K. Panagiotou, L. Ramzews and B. Stufler. Exact-size sampling of enriched trees in linear time
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  8. M. Drmota, M. Noy and B. Stufler. Cut vertices in random planar maps
    Submitted
    [arXiv]
  9. B. Stufler. A branching process approach to level-k phylogenetic networks
    Random Structures & Algorithms (2022), Volume 61, Issue 2, 397–421
    [link] [arXiv]
  10. B. Stufler. Local convergence of random planar graphs
    Journal of the European Mathematical Society (2021)
    [link] [pdf] [arXiv]
  11. B. Stufler. Quenched local convergence of Boltzmann planar maps
    Journal of Theoretical Probability (2022), Vol. 35, 1324–1342
    [link] [arXiv]
  12. B. Stufler. Rerooting multi-type branching trees: the infinite spine case
    Journal of Theoretical Probability (2022), Vol. 35, 653–684
    [link] [arXiv]
  13. B. Stufler. Graphon convergence of random cographs
    Random Structures & Algorithms (2021), Volume 59, Issue 3, 464–491
    [link] [arXiv]
  14. J. Borga, M. Bouvel, V. Féray and B. Stufler. A decorated tree approach to random permutations in substitution-closed classes
    Electronic Journal of Probability (2020), Vol. 25, paper no. 67, 1–52.
    [link] [arXiv]
  15. B. Stufler. On the maximal offspring in a subcritical branching process
    Electronic Journal of Probability (2020), Vol. 25, paper no. 104, 1–62.
    [link] [arXiv]
  16. L. Ramzews and B. Stufler. Simply generated unrooted plane trees
    ALEA Latin American Journal of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Volume XVI (2019), 333–359
    [link] [arXiv]
  17. E. Y. Jin and B. Stufler. Graph limits of random unlabelled k-trees
    Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, Volume 29, Issue 5 (2020), 722–746
    [link] [arXiv]
  18. M. Drmota and B. Stufler. Pattern occurrences in random planar maps
    Statistics and Probability Letters, Volume 158 (2020)
    [link] [arXiv]
  19. B. Stufler. Asymptotic properties of random unlabelled block-weighted graphs
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 28, Issue 4 (2021)
    [link] [arXiv]
  20. S. Ö. Stefánsson and B. Stufler. Geometry of large Boltzmann outerplanar maps
    Random Structures & Algorithms, Volume 55, Issue 3 (2019), 742–771
    [link] [arXiv]
  21. B. Stufler. Limits of random tree-like discrete structures
    Probability Surveys (2020), Vol. 17, No. 0, 318–477
    [link] [hal] [arXiv]
  22. B. Stufler. Unlabelled Gibbs partitions
    Combinatorics, Probability and Computing (2020), Volume 29, Issue 2, 293–309
    [link] [hal] [arXiv]
  23. B. Stufler. Local limits of large Galton-Watson trees rerooted at a random vertex
    Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré - Probabilités et Statistiques (2019), Vol. 55, No. 1, 155–183
    [link] [bibtex] [hal] [arXiv]
  24. B. Stufler. Gibbs partitions: the convergent case
    Random Structures & Algorithms, Volume 53, Issue 3 (2018), 537–558
    [link] [bibtex] [hal] [arXiv]
  25. M. Drmota, E. Y. Jin and B. Stufler. Graph limits of random graphs from a subset of of connected k-trees
    Random Structures & Algorithms (2019), Volume 55, 125–152
    [link] [bibtex] [hal] [arXiv]
  26. B. Stufler. Random enriched trees with applications to random graphs
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 25, Issue 3 (2018), 81 pp.
    [link] [pdf] [bibtex] [arXiv]
  27. B. Stufler. The continuum random tree is the scaling limit of unlabelled unrooted trees
    Random Structures & Algorithms, Volume 55, Issue 2 (2019), 496–528
    [link] [bibtex] [arXiv]
  28. K. Panagiotou and B. Stufler. Scaling limits of random Pólya trees
    Probability Theory and Related Fields, 170 (2018), pp. 801–820
    [link] [bibtex] [arXiv]
  29. B. Stufler. Scaling limits of random outerplanar maps with independent link weights
    Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré - Probabilités et Statistiques (2017), Vol. 53, No. 2, 900–915
    [link] [pdf] [bibtex] [arXiv]
  30. K. Panagiotou, B. Stufler and K. Weller. Scaling limits of random graphs from subcritical classes
    The Annals of Probability (2016), Vol. 44, No. 5, 3291–3334
    [link] [pdf] [bibtex] [arXiv]

Conference proceedings and reports:
  1. B. Stufler. Local convergence of random planar graphs
    Proceedings of the European Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Applications (EuroComb 2021), vol. 14 of Trends in Mathematics, Birkhäuser, Cham, p. 57–63
  2. M. Drmota, M. Noy and B. Stufler. Cut Vertices in Random Planar Maps
    31st International Conference on Probabilistic, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms (AofA 2020), vol. 159 of Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), p. 10:1–10:18
  3. S. Ö. Stefänsson and B. Stufler. Geometry of Boltzmann outerplanar maps
    Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Report No. 23/2018
  4. B. Stufler. Local limits of large Galton-Watson trees rerooted at a random vertex
    29th International Conference on Probabilistic, Combinatorial and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms (AofA 2018), vol. 110 of Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), p. 34:1–34:11
  5. K. Panagiotou, B. Stufler and K. Weller. Scaling limits of random graphs from subcritical classes: Extended abstract
    27th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics, DMTCS proc. FPSAC '15, p. 745–756, 2015.

Lecture notes and other informal notes:
  1. B. Stufler. Lecture notes for my Hopf Algebras course (University of Zurich, 2018)
    [pdf]

PhD students: