New Stein Fellows for 2022
Two more Fellows will join the Statistics Department in September: Alden Green and Shuangping Li.
Alden received his PhD from the Department of Data Science and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, receiving the 2022 Umesh K. Gavaskar Thesis Award for his dissertation "Statistical guarantees for spectral methods on neighborhood graphs." His research has focused on graph-based learning, a collection of geometrically-motivated methods for dimensionality reduction, and has shown that these methods have favorable theoretical properties for various statistical tasks including hypothesis testing, nonparametric regression, and density-based clustering. Other interests include epidemiological modeling and network-based inference.
Shuangping Li received her PhD degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University under the supervision of Emmanuel Abbe and Allan Sly. Her research interests involve probability theory and theoretical machine learning with a focus on constraints satisfaction problems (CSPs), especially the perceptron model; other interests include problems on random networks and stochastic processes on graphs. She has recently presented her research at the AAAS Special Session on Stochastic Processes on Networks at JMM, as well as the International Workshop on Inference on Graphical Models at Columbia University. And Shuangping is the twin sister of our 2022 graduate Shuangning Li: can you tell them apart?