Todd Kuffner


Aug. 16, 2019
Alastair Young's 60th Birthday Conference
St. Louis, Missouri

Aug. 17-19, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri

Recent & Upcoming Talks:

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018
Workshop in Honor of Lawrence D. Brown
Invited Speaker.
University of Pennsylvania

September 25-26, 2018
Statistical Inference, Learning and Models in Data Science
Invited Session (Organizer: Nancy Reid).
Fields Institute, Toronto

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:

Sep. 26-27, 2018
David Banks
SAMSI and Duke University

May 9-10, 2018
Nicholas Jewell
UC Berkeley

April 26-27
Jelena Markovic
Stanford University

April 19-20, 2018
Kristin Linn
University of Pennsylvania

March 29-30, 2018
Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla
University of Pennsylvania

March 22-23, 2018
Jan Hannig
UNC Chapel Hill

Feb. 16, 2018
John Kolassa
Rutgers University