Can M. Le

Ph.D. candidate
Department of Statistics
University of Michigan
311 West Hall, 1085 South University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Email: canle at

About me

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Statistics at University of Michigan. My research interests include statistical network analysis, high-dimensional data and statistical learning. My advisors are Professor Elizaveta Levina and Professor Roman Vershynin.


Can M. Le, Elizaveta Levina. Estimating the number of communities in networks by spectral methods. arXiv:1507.00827, 2015.
Can M. Le, Roman Vershynin. Concentration and regularization of random graphs. arXiv:1506.00669, 2015.
Can M. Le, Elizaveta Levina, Roman Vershynin. Sparse random graphs: regularization and concentration of the Laplacian. arXiv:1502.03049, 2015.
Can M. Le, Elizaveta Levina, Roman Vershynin. Optimization via low-rank approximation for community detection in networks. Annals of Statistics, to appear.
Can M. Le. On Subspace-Hypercyclic Operators. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. (139) 2847-2852, 2011.
Can M. Le. Banach space of functions with the uniform Dini property. Kharkov National University Vestnik. (828) 185-196, 2008.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of intensive review sessions for incoming PhD students, Summer 2013, 2014, 2015.
Lab instructor for STATS 401, Applied Statistics II, Fall 2013.
Lab instructor of STATS 250, Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis, 2011 and 2012.
Instructor of MATH 11010, Algebra for Calculus, 2010 and 2011.


Co-chair of Statistics Student Seminar Series, Fall 2012 and Winter 2013.

Last updated: October 30, 2015.