I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics, University of Warsaw.
Previously (20192022) I worked at the Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN) and before that at my current department, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics (20162019).
I finished my PhD at the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto in 2016. My advisor was Bálint Virág.
Before that (20062011) I studied mathematics, physics and computer science at the University of Warsaw, where I obtained
my M. Sc. degree in mathematics at Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics (my advisor was
Piotr Przytycki).
CV (updated May 2024).
Research interests
My main research interests are related to stochastic processes on graphs and groups, asymptotic properties of random structures and their relation to statistical physics.
My current focus is on the cycle structure of various models of random permutations. I have also worked on random walks on groups, concentration inequalities, large deviations for random permutations and random groups.
Publications

The global and local limit of the continuoustime Mallows process (arxiv:2404.08554)
Radosław Adamczak, Michał Kotowski
preprint

Large deviations for the interchange process on the interval and incompressible flows (arxiv:2110.12203)
Michał Kotowski, Bálint Virág
Geom. Funct. Anal. 32, 1357–1427 (2022)

Phase transition for the interchange and quantum Heisenberg models on the Hamming graph (arxiv:1808.08902)
Radosław Adamczak, Michał Kotowski, Piotr Miłoś
Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Probab. Statist. 57 (1) 273  325 (2021)

The interchange process with reversals on the complete graph (arxiv:1812.03301)
Jakob E. Björnberg, Michał Kotowski, Benjamin Lees, Piotr Miłoś
Electron. J. Probab. 24, no. 108, 43 pp. (2019)

A note on concentration for polynomials in the Ising model (arxiv:1809.03187)
Radosław Adamczak, Michał Kotowski, Bartłomiej Polaczyk, Michał Strzelecki
Electron. J. Probab. 24, no. 42, 22 pp. (2019)

NonLiouville groups with return probability exponent at most 1/2
(arxiv:1408.6895)
Michał Kotowski, Bálint Virág
Electron. Commun. Probab. 20, no. 12 (2015)

Random groups and property (T): Żuk's theorem revisited
(arxiv:1106.2242)
Marcin Kotowski, Michał Kotowski
J. London Math. Soc. 88 (2): 396416 (2013)

Tight Bell inequalities with no quantum violation from qubit unextendible product bases
(arxiv:1112.3238)
Remigiusz Augusiak, Tobias Fritz, Marcin Kotowski, Michał Kotowski, Marcin Pawłowski, Maciej Lewenstein, Antonio Acín
Phys. Rev. A 85, 042113 (2012)

Universal nonlinear entanglement witnesses (arxiv:1003.0210)
Marcin Kotowski, Michał Kotowski, Marek Kuś
Phys. Rev. A 81, 062318 (2010)
Expository and popular articles
Teaching (in Polish)
Analiza matematyczna I.2, semestr letni 2023/2024
Rachunek prawdopodobieństwa II, semestr zimowy 2023/2024
Analiza matematyczna I.1, semestr zimowy 2023/2024
Probability on graphs, summer term 2019/2020
Analiza matematyczna II.1, semestr zimowy 2019/2020
Funkcje analityczne, semestr zimowy 2019/2020
Rachunek prawdopodobieństwa I, semestr letni 2018/2019
Analiza matematyczna I.1, semestr zimowy 2018/2019
Wprowadzenie do matematyki I (kognitywistyka), semestr zimowy 2018/2019
Analiza matematyczna I.2, semestr letni 2016/2017
Analiza matematyczna I.1, semestr zimowy 2016/2017
Education and teaching gifted students
I am passionate about teaching talented high school students and exposition of science. You can read more about the initiatives I've been involved in here.
Old notes
 Here are some notes on spectral graph theory and expanders (for a short course I cotaught in Warsaw in April 2012).
 Short notes on combinatorics of finite fields, Combinatorial Nullstellensatz and finite field Kakeya conjecture (for a course for high school students taught at WWW 8, August 2012).
 Some notes about the Gromov monster group construction (from a talk in the Probability, Geometry and Groups seminar at the University of Toronto, 2013).
How to pronounce my name
My name is pronounced [ˈmʲixaw kɔˈtɔfskʲi] (IPA) or like "mehow kotovsky" ("ł" is pronounced like "w" in English).
Personal webpage
Apart from mathematics, I am interested in music, photography, mountain hiking, teaching gifted students, contact improvisation, paratheatre (in the spirit of Grotowski) etc. You can find out more on my personal webpage.