about

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at The University of Chicago. My research is supported by NSF Grants No. DMS-1701654/2039183 and DMS-2054838. My CV is here.

My research interests are in probability and its applications to machine learning and high-dimensional statistics. My papers are on my research page.

Before UChicago, I was a Simons Fellow and Ritt Assistant Professor in Department of Mathematics at Columbia University. I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT, advised by Pavel Etingof. I completed my undergraduate studies in mathematics and economics at Harvard, advised by Dennis Gaitsgory, and spent a year studying mathematics at Cambridge supported by the Churchill Scholarship.

education

Ph.D., Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016.
M.A.St., Mathematics with distinction, University of Cambridge, 2011.
A.M., Mathematics, Harvard University, 2010.
A.B., Mathematics with secondary field in Economics, Harvard University, 2010.

links

UChicago Statistics Colloquium (ongoing)
UChicago Probability Seminar (ongoing)

contact

Department of Statistics
The University of Chicago
5747 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
yi.sun@uchicago.edu