Cole works at the interface of analysis and probability. He is interested in universal phenomena arising in reaction-diffusion equations and stochastic branching processes. In parallel, he studies fluid models like Burgers' equation through deterministic and stochastic lenses. Going forward, he hopes to develop projects at the intersection of math and climate/energy studies. Cole studied math and physics at MIT, learned to row during Part III at Cambridge, and received his PhD from Stanford. In his spare time, he enjoys baking, hiking, and Daft Punk.