Welcome! I am an NSF RTG postdoc at the University of Michigan Statistics Department, my supervisor is Elizaveta Levina. Prior to this I obtained my PhD on June 2017 at the MIT Mathematics Department, my advisor was Alice Guionnet. Before doing my PhD, I graduated in 2012 from UC Davis with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Physics. I am interested in probability theory and its applications to problems in statistics.
Below are a list of classes I have taught or am currently teaching. If you are a past student and need a letter of recommendation feel free to request one. Depending on the letter requested (graduate school application, job application, etc…) I would appreciate an appropriate amount of time to write the letter. I can write a better letter for you if we've had interactions in or out of class, or if you've distinguished yourself in some way. Here is a video of some of my teaching.
As a postdoc, I may not have that much resources to direct undergraduate or graduate research. I have experience doing directed readings with undergraduates from my time in graduate school where I participated three times in the MIT Mathematics Directed Reading program. If you are a student who has taken a course with me, or are just interested in some papers to read together send me an email and maybe we can work something out.
Most of my research has been in the area of random matrices and a few related fields. In many of my papers I study the behavior of linear statistics of eigenvalues. Lately I've been thinking about heavy-tailed random matrices along with matrix models arising in statistics. Below are a list of my publications and preprints.
I've reviewed papers for Annals of Statistics, Bernoulli, IEEE transactions and COLT. I also assisted in the Random Matrix Summer School at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2018 and I am an organizer for the 2020 Random Matrix Summer School.
Below are some links to other websites with information about my research.
We may have met before in a conference or summer school! If so feel free to send me an email if you want to catch up, or touch base, or get notes, or ask a question, etc… If you're not sure if we've met, or if my name sounds familiar, or maybe you're just curious, etc… I've listed some conferences I've attended (or plan on attending) below.
When I'm off work, I often attend the Ann Arbor School of Yoga in downtown Ann Arbor off of West Huron. If you are based in Ann Arbor, I'd strongly recommend dropping in, Laurie (the director of the school) is a great teacher. Don't be discouraged if you're not flexible, Yoga (like Math) is a subject that can improve your concentration, enrich your life and is really fun even when it's challenging! Iyengar Yoga can be great for beginners since the teachers are highly trained, make heavy use of props to ensure that students are properly aligned and take special care for students who may have disabilities or injuries.
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alodhiaMy mailing address is:atumich.edu
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