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Updates

SDS has enrolled 43 PhD students since 2013, and runs a departmental postdoc program.

 

2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017

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PHD ALUMNI

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2020

Su Chen
Advisor: Stephen G. Walker
Dissertation: ---
Placement: Assistant Teaching Professor at Rice D2K Lab

Li (Kelly) Kang
Advisors: Paul Damien and Stephen G. Walker
Dissertation: On a Transform for Modelling Skewness
Placement: --- 

Jennifer Starling
Advisor: James G. Scott
Dissertation: Bayesian Methods for Complex Data Structures, with Applications to Precision Medicine in Women's Healthcare
Placement: Statistician at Mathematica Policy Research

Mingzhang Yin
Advisor: Mingyuan Zhou
Dissertation: Variational Methods with Dependence Structure
Placement: postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University 

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2019

Guy Cole
Advisor: Sinead Williamson
Dissertation: Relational Learning and Fairness
Placement: Sr. Data Scientist at Realtor.com

Maurice Diesendruck 
Advisors: Sinead Williamson and Mingyuan Zhou
Dissertation: Distribution Distance Measures in Generative and Privacy Models 
Placement: Data Scientist at Ojo Labs

Novin Ghaffari 
Advisor: Stephen G. Walker
Dissertation: Optimal Transportation and Barycenter Problems via Convex Functions
Placement: ---

Carlos Tadeu Pagani Zanini
Advisors: Peter Müller and Mingyuan Zhou
Dissertation: Dependent mixtures and random partitions
Placement: Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro, Department of Statistical Methods

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2018

Bowei Yan
Advisor: Purnamrita Sarkar
Dissertation: Theoretical Analysis for convex and non-convex clustering algorithms
Placement: Quantitative Researcher at Jump Trading

Michael Zhang
Advisor: Sinead Williamson
Dissertation: Scalable Inference for Bayesian Non-parametrics
Placement: Assistant Professor (2021), Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong. Previously: Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University.

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2017

Oscar Hernan Madrid Padilla
Advisor: James G. Scott
Dissertation: Constrained Estimation via the Fused Lasso and Some Generalizations
Placement: Assistant Professor, UCLA, Department of Statistics
(prior to fall 2019,postdoctoral fellow at the University of California–Berkeley)

Tianjian Zhou
Advisor: Peter Müller
Dissertation: Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Biomedical Data Analysis
Placement: postdoctoral Scholar at The University of Chicago (prior to fall 2018, postdoctoral fellow at the NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago)

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POSTDOC ALUMNI 

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2020

Robert Lunde
Advisor: Purna Sarkar

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2019

Robert Lunde
Advisor: Purna Sarkar

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2018

Robert Lunde
Advisor: Purna Sarkar

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2017

Yang Ni
Advisor: Peter Mueller

Zeynep Ertem Oktay
Advisor: Lauren Meyers

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2016

Prithwish Bhaumik
Advisor: Lizhen Lin

Minwoo Chae
Advisor: Lizhen Lin and Stephen Walker 

Yang Ni
Advisor: Peter Mueller

Zeynep Ertem Oktay
Advisor: Lauren Meyers

Seunghwan Park
Advisor: Mike Daniels

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2015

Prithwish Bhaumik
Advisor: Lizhen Lin

Minwoo Chae
Advisor: Stephen Walker and Lizhen Lin

Seunghwan Park
Advisor: Mike Daniels

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2014

Joseph Neeman
Advisor: Sujay Sanghavi (courtesy appointments in SDS and Math)

Yanxun Xu
Advisor: Peter Mueller

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2013

Joseph Neeman
Advisor: Sujay Sanghavi (courtesy appointments in SDS and Math)

Yanxun Xu
Advisor: Peter Mueller

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2012

Piyush Rai
Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

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