I am the Bonnie and Marty (1964) Tenenbaum Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and a member of LIDS and Center for Statistics, which are part of IDSS. Previously, I was a postdoc at MIT and before that I received my PhD from the Department of EECS at UC Berkeley. I completed my undergraduate degree in ECE at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
My research is broadly at the interface of information theory, statistics, theoretical computer science, and applied probability. I seek to obtain engineering insight into practically relevant problems by formulating and solving mathematical models. As part of this, I want to understand the relationship between combinatorial structure and computational tractability of high- dimensional inference in graphical models and other statistical models.
I am very fortunate to work with these amazing students and postdoc: Enric Boix-Adserà, Matthew Brennan, Dheeraj Nagaraj, Austin Stromme, Nir Weinberger (postdoc), and Mina Karzand (graduated, now postdoc at UWisc).