Todd Kuffner


August 2, 2017
Awarded NSF Grant

Recent & Upcoming Talks:

November 15, 2017
Department Colloquium
UNC Chapel Hill

November 1, 2017
Wharton Statistics Seminar
University of Pennsylvania

October 26, 2017
Stochastics Seminar
Georgia Tech

October 5, 2017
Statistical Machine Learning Group
Carnegie Mellon University

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis. I am part of the Statistics Group.

Research interests:

  • Philosophy of statistics, and philosophy of data science
  • Higher-order asymptotic theory for statistical inference (Bayesian and frequentist)
  • Bootstrap theory and methodology for dependent data, and for big data
  • Post-selection inference and post-selection prediction
  • Bayesian-Fiducial-Fisherian-Frequentist reconciliation
  • Methodology for neuroscience, high-energy physics, and environmental science

My research spans statistical theory, foundations, and methodology. Using techniques from asymptotic theory, I study the questions of validity, accuracy and power of statistical inference procedures, and also develop methods which can help achieve these goals. I am interested in the relationships between different paradigms for statistical inference, such as neo-Fisherian, Bayesian, and frequentist approaches, and also new methods for data-driven science from machine learning. In addition to ongoing work on higher-order asymptotics for likelihood-based and Bayesian inference, I am currently working on post-selection inference, the bootstrap, and prediction after model selection. I received my PhD in mathematics from Imperial College London under the direction of Alastair Young.

I am the lead organizer of the Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI), which is taking place for the third time from September 8-10, 2018.

Ph.D. Mathematics, Imperial College London
M.Sc. Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics
B.A. Economics, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Washington University:
Department of Mathematics
1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1146
St. Louis, MO 63131


Recent & Upcoming Visitors:

Oct. 19, 2017
Tom Severini
Northwestern University

Oct. 9-13, 2017
Dominique Picard
University of Paris 7

Oct. 9-13, 2017
Gerard Kerkyacharian
University of Paris 6

Sep. 28-29, 2017
John Kolassa
Rutgers University