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My most recent paper is a note in which we prove a quenched functional central limit theorem for a random walk on a supercritical Galton-Watson tree with leaves; a preprint is available on arXiv.

Title: A quenched central limit theorem for biased random walks on supercritical Galton-Watson trees

Abstract: In this note, we prove a quenched functional central limit theorem for a biased random walk on a supercritical Galton-Watson tree with leaves. This extends a result of Peres and Zeitouni (2008) where the case without leaves is considered. A conjecture of Ben Arous and Fribergh (2016) suggests an upper bound on the bias which we observe to be sharp.

My second paper proves central limit theorems for randomly trapped random walks and applies the results to random walks on subcritical Galton-Watson trees; a preprint is available on arXiv.

Title: Central limit theorems for biased randomly trapped random walks on $\mathbb{Z}$

Abstract: We prove CLTs for biased randomly trapped random walks in one dimension. In particular, we will establish an annealed invariance principal by considering a sequence of regeneration times under the assumption that the trapping times have finite second moment. In a quenched environment, an environment dependent centring is determined which is necessary to achieve a central limit theorem. As our main motivation, we apply these results to biased walks on subcritical Galton-Watson trees conditioned to survive and prove a tight bound on the bias required to obtain such limiting behaviour.

My oldest paper studies biased random walks on Galton-Watson trees in the sub-ballistic regime; this has been published in Probability Theory and Related Fields.

Title: Escape regimes of biased random walks on Galton-Watson trees

Abstract: We study biased random walk on subcritical and supercritical Galton-Watson trees conditioned to survive in the transient, sub-ballistic regime. By considering offspring laws with infinite variance, we extend previously known results for the walk on the supercritical tree and observe new trapping phenomena for the walk on the subcritical tree which, in this case, always yield sub-ballisticity. This is contrary to the walk on the supercritical tree which always has some ballistic phase.