Photo: Sylvain Crouzet

I am a 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. 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 grants
DMS-1149312 (CAREER),
DMS-1614242
and CCF-1740707 (TRIPODS).

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

Aug 2017: Our new Institute for Foundations of Data Science
has been funded through the NSF TRIPODS
and NSF Growing Convergence Research
programs. More details here
and here.

May 2017: My Ph.D. student Kun-Chieh (Jason) Wang successfully defended his thesis.

Fall 2017: MATH 833 - Topics in Probability: Modern Discrete Probability

Fall 2017: MATH 431 - Introduction to the Theory of Probability

A graduate course in modern discrete probability

A topics course on stochastic processes in evolutionary genetics

The first semester of graduate probability theory

Generalized least squares can overcome the critical threshold in respondent-driven sampling

Preprint, 2017. With Karl Rohe.

Critical threshold for ancestral reconstruction by maximum parsimony on general
phylogenies

Preprint, 2017. With Jason Wang.

Coalescent-based species tree estimation: a stochastic Farris transform

Preprint, 2017. With Gautam Dasarathy, Elchanan Mossel, Robert Nowak.

Efficient and consistent inference of ancestral sequences in an evolutionary model
with insertions and deletions under dense taxon sampling

Preprint, 2017. With L. Fan.

Necessary and sufficient conditions for consistent root reconstruction in Markov models
on trees

Preprint, 2017. With L. Fan.

Species tree estimation using ASTRAL: how many genes are enough?

Preprint, 2017. With S. Shekhar and S. Mirarab.

Conference abstract in Proceedings of RECOMB 2017, 393-395.

Conference abstract in Proceedings of RECOMB 2017, 393-395.

Species trees are recoverable from unrooted gene tree topologies under a constant rate of
horizontal gene transfer

Preprint, 2017. With C. Daskalakis.

Conference abstract in ACM-SIAM SODA 2016, 1621-1630.

Conference abstract in ACM-SIAM SODA 2016, 1621-1630.

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

To appear in Probability Theory and Related Fields, 2017. With A. Sly.

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

To appear in The Annals of Applied Probability, 2017. With E. Mossel.

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

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

A full list of publications is available here.

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Fax: 608-263-8891

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Department of Mathematics

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Madison, WI 53706

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Madison, WI 53706