**I am on academic leave as of January 2023 to start a company based on novel applications of zero-knowledge proofs.**

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.

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.

UChicago Statistics Colloquium (ongoing)

UChicago Probability Seminar (ongoing)

Department of Statistics

The University of Chicago

5747 South Ellis Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

yi.sun@uchicago.edu