Eugene Katsevich

About me

 

I am a fourth year PhD student at the Stanford Statistics Department, advised by Prof. Chiara Sabatti and supported by a Hertz Fellowship. I work on problems where mathematical and statistical methodology can be brought to bear on exciting scientific and technological applications.

In graduate school, I have focused on developing statistical methodology oriented towards genetic applications. An important problem in statistical genetics is to sort out the signal from the noise in order to find reproducible associations between genetic markers and human traits. From a statistics point of view, I approach this problem via structured (high-dimensional) variable selection with false discovery rate guarantees.

Before coming to Stanford, I received a bachelors degree in mathematics from Princeton University, where I worked with Prof. Amit Singer on problems in cryo-electron microscopy. There I worked on reconstructing biological macromolecules in their native environment from cryo-electron microscopy data. This involved inferring from noisy 2D data how the molecule's 3D structure can change as it carries out its biological function.

Contact

Department of Statistics
390 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Email: ekatsevi (AT) stanford (dot) edu