Faculty and Lecturers

Senior Faculty

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David Blei

Professor

Office: Room 912 SSW
Phone: 212-854-5450
Email: david.blei@columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~blei/

Research Interests: Probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametrics, Hierarchical Bayesian models, Scalable Bayesian computation


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Mark Brown

Professor

Office: Room 614 Watson Hall
Phone: 212-853-1400
Email: mb2484@columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department

Research Interests: Probability theory; Applied probability models; Inequalities; Reliability theory; Quantitative analysis in sports; Applied statistics


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Howard Levene Professor and Chair

Richard A. Davis

Howard Levene Professor and Chair

Office: Room 1004 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2131
Email: rdavis@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Administrative Staff, Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~rdavis/

Research Interests: Time series analysis, financial time series modeling, extreme value theory, spatial-temporal modeling with environmental applications, applied probability, and stochastic processes.


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Victor de la Pena

Professor

Office: Room 1027 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2144
Email: vp@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~vp/

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Research Interests: Inequalities in Probability and Statistics, Sequential Analysis, Boundary Crossing and Change Point Problems, U-Statistics and Processes, Self-Normalized Processes, General Dependence Structures Including Martingales, Decoupling, Copulas. Managing Risk in Complex Systems, Banking, Actuarial Sciences, Earth Sciences, Climatology Global Warming.


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Higgins Professor of Statistics

Andrew Gelman

Higgins Professor of Statistics

Office: Room 1016 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2142
Email: gelman@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/

Research Interests: why it is rational to vote; why campaign polls are so variable when elections are so predictable; why redistricting is good for democracy; reversals of death sentences; police stops in New York City, the statistical challenges of estimating small effects; the probability that your vote will be decisive; seats and votes in Congress; social network structure; arsenic in Bangladesh; radon in your basement; toxicology; medical imaging; and methods in surveys, experimental design, statistical inference, computation, and graphics.


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Ioannis Karatzas

Professor

Office: Room 619 Mathematics Building
Phone: 212-854-3177
Email: ik@math.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~ik/

Research Interests: Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Random Processes, Stochastic Analysis, Optimization, Mathematical Economics and Finance.


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Jingchen Liu

Associate Professor

Office: Room 1030 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2146
Email: jcliu@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~jcliu/

Research Interests: Applied probability: extreme/rare-event analysis of Gaussian random fields, heavy-tailed stochastic systems, and random ordinary/partial differential equations; theory development for importance sampling and MCMC algorithms. Psychometrics: various inference problems of diagnostic classification models and their applications to psychiatric and education testing data; computerized adaptive testing.

 


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Shaw-Hwa Lo

Professor

Office: Room 1006 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2133
Email: slo@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://statgene.stat.columbia.edu/lo/

Research Interests: Survival Analysis, Design of Clinical Trials, Resampling Methods, Coverage Problems, Analysis of Incomplete Data, Nonparametric Methods, Asymptotic Theory, Empirical Bayes Methodology. Statistical Genetics. Bioinformatics. Genetic network analysis.


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David Madigan

Professor

Office: Room 208 Low Library
Phone: 212-854-8296
Email: madigan@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~madigan/

Research Interests: Statistics, Bayesian statistics, pharmacovigilance, large-scale data analysis

 


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Marcel Nutz

Associate Professor

Office: Room 910 SSW
Phone: 212-854-5165
Email: mnutz@columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.math.columbia.edu/~mnutz/

Research Interests: mathematical finance, probability theory and stochastic optimal control.


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Liam Paninski

Professor

Office: Room 1028 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2166
Email: liam@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~liam/

Research Interests: neural data analysis, machine learning


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Philip E. Protter

Professor

Office: Room 1029 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2145
Email: pep2117@columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~protter/

Research Interests: Probability Theory, primarily in Mathematical Finance, but also in Markov Processes, Filtering Theory, and Numerical Analysis of Stochastic Differential Equations. Within Finance, recent interests include Ultra High Frequency Trading and Market Microstructure, Financial Bubbles, Mathematical Models of Insider Trading, and Models of Liquidity.


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Daniel Rabinowitz

Professor

Office: Room 1014 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2141
Email: dan@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department

Research Interests: Statistical methods for clinical and genetic epidemiology.


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Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. Studies

Bodhisattva Sen

Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. Studies

Office: Room 1032 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2149
Email: bodhi@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Program Directors, Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~bodhi/Bodhi/Welcome.html

Research Interests: Nonparametric function estimation (especially under shape constraints). Bootstrap based inference in non-standard problems. Change-point and threshold models. Applications in Astronomy and High Energy Physics.


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Michael Sobel

Professor

Office: Room 1008 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2135
Email: mes105@columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/webpages/msobel/

Research Interests: Causal Inference, fMRI, Social Statistics


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Director, Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics; Professor of Statistics and Biological Sciences

Simon Tavaré

Director, Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics; Professor of Statistics and Biological Sciences

Office: Room 926 SSW
Phone: 2128512159
Email: st3193@columbia.edu
Program(s): Senior Faculty, Statistics Department

Research Interests: Stochastic computation, approximate Bayesian computation, data science, computational biology, statistical bioinformatics, cancer evolution,  population and evolutionary genetics including coalescent theory. Statistical inference in molecular biology, human genetics, molecular evolution and palaeontology. Probabilistic combinatorics. 


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Zhiliang Ying

Professor

Office: Room 1033 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2151
Email: zying@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~zying/index.html
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Ming Yuan

Professor

Office: Room 1010 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2143
Email: ming.yuan@columbia.edu
Program(s): Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~my2550/
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Tian Zheng

Professor

Office: Room 1007 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2134
Email: tzheng@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Regular Faculty, Senior Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~tzheng/

Research Interests: statistical learning, network analysis, statistical genetics and computational biology


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Junior Faculty, Tenure Track

John P. Cunningham

Associate Professor

Office: Room 1026 SSW
Email: jpc2181@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~cunningham/

Research Interests: statistical machine learning and its applications, particularly neuroscience

 


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Yang Feng

Associate Professor

Office: Room 1012 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2139
Email: yang.feng@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~yangfeng/

Research Interests: High-dimensional statistical learning. Nonparametric and semiparametric methods. Network models.

 


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Arian Maleki

Associate Professor

Office: Room 1013 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2140
Email: mm4338@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/malekiarian/
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Sumit Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

Email: sumitm@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~sumitm/index.html

Research Interests: Exponential families, estimation of log normalizing constant, consistent estimation, pseudo-likelihood. Gaussian processes, persistence problems, roots of random polynomials. Limits of permutations, large deviation and non uniform models on permutations. Graph theory, dense graph limits, large deviation for sparse graphs, graph coloring problems.


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Peter Orbanz

Associate Professor

Office: Room 1031 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2148
Email: po2197@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://stat.columbia.edu/~porbanz/

Research Interests:  the statistics of discrete objects and structures: permutations, graphs, partitions, binary sequences. Most of my recent work concerns representation problems and latent variable algorithms in Bayesian nonparametrics. More generally, I am interested in all mathematical aspects of machine learning and artifical intelligence.


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Cynthia Rush

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 1009 SSW
Email: cgr2130@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Tenure Track, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~cgr2130/

Research Interests: Statistical machine learning algorithms used for inference and optimization in applications such as communications and compressed sensing.  Concentration of measure and applied probability.  Information theory


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Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track

Marco Avella

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 901B
Phone: 2128510705
Email: marco.avella@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Statistics Department
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/marcoavellamedina/home
Research interests: robust statistics, high dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, inference for network data.
 

 


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Ruimeng Hu

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 901C
Phone: 2128510702
Email: rh2937@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Statistics Department
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ruimenghu1/

Research Interests: Portfolio optimization under stochastic environments, Asymptotic methods, Sequential algorithm design and its application to stochastic control problems, Systemic risks, Mean-field games


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Linxi Liu

Assistant Professor

Office: 901C SSW
Phone: 2128510702
Email: ll3098@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Statistics Department

Research Interests: My research has focused on non-parametric density estimation and its applications. In particular, I am interested in cases when the dimension is moderately large. I'm also interested in multiple hypothesis testing problems.


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Pawel Polak

Assistant Professor

Office: 616 Watson
Phone: 2128531402
Email: pp2501@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/pawelpolak
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Abolfazl Safikhani

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 615 Watson
Phone: 2128531402
Email: as5012@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Regular Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/abolfazlsafikhani/
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Thibault Vatter

Assistant Professor

Email: thibault.vatter@columbia.edu
Program(s): Junior Faculty, Non-Tenure Track, Statistics Department
Website: https://tvatter.github.io/

Research Interests: Multivariate Analysis, Time-Series, Statistical Learning


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Lecturers in Discipline

Lecturer in Discipline, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Banu Baydil

Lecturer in Discipline, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Room 613 Watson Hall
Phone: 212-853-1397
Email: bb2717@columbia.edu
Program(s): Lecturer in Discipline, Program Directors, Statistics Department
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Lecturer in Discipline, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ronald Neath

Lecturer in Discipline, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Room 612 Watson Hall
Phone: 212-853-1398
Email: rcn2112@columbia.edu
Program(s): Lecturer in Discipline, Program Directors, Statistics Department
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David Rios

Lecturer in Discipline

Office: Room 901A
Phone: 212-851-0708
Email: dar27@columbia.edu
Program(s): Lecturer in Discipline, Statistics Department
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Joyce Robbins

Lecturer in Discipline

Email: jtr13@columbia.edu
Program(s): Lecturer in Discipline, Statistics Department
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Gabriel Young

Lecturer in Discipline

Office: Room 610 Watson Hall
Phone: 212-853-1395
Email: gjy2107@columbia.edu
Program(s): Lecturer in Discipline, Statistics Department

Research interests: Time Series Analysis, Functional Data Analysis, Applications to Finance and Economics.


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Affiliated Faculty

Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Professional Studies

Siddhartha R. Dalal

Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Professional Studies

Email: sd2803@columbia.edu
Program(s): Affiliated Faculty, Statistics Department
Siddhartha (Sid) Dalal is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University. Prior to Columbia he was Chief Data Scientist and Sr. VP at AIG in charge of R&D that included creation and application of AI, Statistics and CS to Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Sensors/IOT for managing risks. He came to AIG from RAND Corporation where was the CTO. Sid also was VP of Research at Xerox overseeing their worldwide imaging and software services research, and Bell Labs and Bellcore/SAIC as Chief Scientist and Executive Director. Sid has an MBA and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester with over 100 peer reviewed publications, patents and monographs covering the areas of risk analysis, medical informatics Bayesian statistics and economics, image processing and sensor networks. At Rand he was responsible for the creation of technology and spinning off of Praedicat, Inc., a casualty insurance analytics company. Sid is a member of US Army Science Board, an advisory board of 20 scientists appointed by Secretary of Defense to advise US Army on technology. He has received several awards including from IEEE, ASA and ASQ.

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Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism

Mark Hansen

Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism

Phone: 212-854-9988
Email: markh@columbia.edu
Program(s): Affiliated Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/profile/428-mark
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David Krantz

Professor

Office: 419A Schermerhorn
Email: dhk@columbia.edu
Program(s): Affiliated Faculty, Statistics Department
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Chris Wiggins

Associate Professor

Office: Room 205 Mudd
Email: chris.wiggins@columbia.edu
Program(s): Affiliated Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~chw2/
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Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for the M.A. Program in Statistics

Demissie Alemayehu

Adjunct Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for the M.A. Program in Statistics

Office: Room 929 SSW
Phone: 212-851-2153
Email: alem@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Program Directors, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~alem/
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Flavio Bartmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office: Room 901 C SSW
Phone: 212-851-0702
Email: fcb2122@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Guy Cohen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: gmc2151@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Regina Dolgoarshinnykh

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office: Room 926 SSW
Email: regina@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
Website: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~regina/
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Anthony Donoghue

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office: Room 901A SSW
Email: ad2798@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Vincent Dorie

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: vjd2106@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Hammou El Barmi

Adjunct Professor

Office: Room 901A SSW
Email: eh2336@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Xiaofu He

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: xh2170@cumc.columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Adjunct Associate Professor

Irene Hueter

Adjunct Associate Professor

Office: Room 901A SSW
Email: ih2169@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

James Landwehr

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: jml2300@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ha Nguyen

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: hhn2108@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Michael Shnaidman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office: Room 930 SSW
Email: shnaidman@stat.columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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Arthur Larry Wright

Adjunct Professor

Office: 901 A SSW
Email: alw2113@columbia.edu
Program(s): Adjunct Faculty, Statistics Department
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