Will Fithian

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I am a fourth-year PhD student in the Stanford Statistics Department, advised by Trevor Hastie. I received my A.B. from Harvard University where I concentrated in Mathematics. My thesis adviser was Dennis Gaitsgory.

In the Summer of 2012 I spent three months at Facebook on the data science team, where my mentor was Daniel Ting. Since July 2013 I have had an active research collaboration with the ads team at Facebook, where my supervisor is Joaquin Candela.

My favorite book is Elements of Statistical Learning and my favorite loss function is ybeta'x - log(1+e^{beta'x})

Contact

Department of Statistics
Sequoia Hall
390 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Office: Sequoia Hall #235
Email: wfithian@stanford.edu