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

 


 

PhD Alumni

2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019

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

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: postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University


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

 

2017

Zeynep Ertem Oktay
Advisor: Lauren Meyers

Yang Ni
Advisor: Peter Mueller


2016

Minwoo Chae
Advisor: Stephen Walker, Lizhen Lin

Prithwish Bhaumik
Advisor: Lizhen Lin

Seunghwan Park
Advisor: Mike Daniels

Zeynep Ertem Oktay
Advisor: Lauren Meyers

Yang Ni
Advisor: Peter Mueller


2015

Minwoo Chae
Advisor: Stephen Walker, Lizhen Lin

Prithwish Bhaumik
Advisor: Lizhen Lin

Seunghwan Park
Advisor: Mike Daniels


2014

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

Yanxun Xu
Advisor: Peter Mueller


2013

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

Yanxun Xu
Advisor: Peter Mueller


2012

Piyush Rai
Advisor: Pradeep Ravikumar

 

 

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