Photo: Sylvain Crouzet

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am affiliated with the Probability Group and the Applied Mathematics Group. I am also an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Statistics. I was previously at UCLA. My CV can be found here.

I work at the intersection of **applied probability**,
**statistics** and
**theoretical computer science**, with an emphasis on **biological
applications**.
More details on my research interests and
publications can be found
here.
My work is currently supported by NSF grant
DMS-1149312 (CAREER).

I am an associate editor for the Annals of Applied Probability. Submit a paper here.

[Oct 4, 2015]: I gave an invited address on the Mathematics of the Tree of Life at the AMS Central Fall Sectional Meeting at Loyola University in Chicago on October 2-4, 2015. The slides are here.

[Sep 1, 2015]: Jointly with Antonio Auffinger and Jian Ding, we are organizing a special session on Probability Theory at the AMS Central Fall Sectional Meeting at Loyola University in Chicago on October 2-4, 2015. The schedule can be found here.

A graduate course in modern discrete probability

A topics course on stochastic processes in evolutionary genetics

The first semester of graduate probability theory

Phase transition in the sample complexity of likelihood-based
phylogeny inference

Submitted, 2015. With A. Sly.

Species trees from gene trees despite a high rate of lateral genetic
transfer: A tight bound

Submitted, 2015. With C. Daskalakis.

Conference abstract to appear in SODA 2016.

Conference abstract to appear in SODA 2016.

Distance-based species tree estimation
under the coalescent: information-theoretic trade-off between number of loci and sequence length

Submitted, 2015. With E. Mossel.

Conference abstract in Proceedings of RANDOM 2015, 931-942.

Conference abstract in Proceedings of RANDOM 2015, 931-942.

Phase transition on the convergence rate of parameter estimation under an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck diffusion on a tree

Submitted, 2014. With Cecile Ane and Lam Si Tung Ho.

A full list of publications is available here.

[Fall 2015]: MATH 632 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes

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