About Anna Luo


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara. My advisor is Prof. Yuedong Wang. My research interests include Gaussian conditional graphical models, high-dimensional data mining, and statistical inference for nonparametric density estimation.

Before joining UCSB, I finished my Bachelor's and Master's study (4 year B.S.- M.S. program) at the University of Manchester. My advisor was Prof. Jianxin Pan. I received my Master's degree in Mathematics at July, 2013.

At UCSB I serve as a Statistical Consultant in Statistical Consulting Laboratory (Stat Lab). In 2016 Summer, I was a data scientist intern in Groupon. I will be joining Amazon as an applied scientist intern for 2017 Summer.



Teaching & Consulting



Spring 2016

PSTAT 220C: Advanced Statistical Methods
Location: South Hall 5431
Office Hour: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (R)
Statistical Consulting Laboratory
Location: South Hall 5421
Walk-in Service: 2:30pm - 3:30pm (TR), or make an appointment via statlab[at]pstat[dot]ucsb[dot]edu.


Winter 2016

PSTAT 220B: Advanced Statistical Methods
Location: South Hall 5431
Office Hour: 12:30pm - 2:30pm (M)
Statistical Consulting Laboratory
Location: South Hall 5421
Walk-in Service: 11am - 12pm (MW), or make an appointment via statlab[at]pstat[dot]ucsb[dot]edu.


Past TA experiences:

PSTAT 109: Statistics for Econ
PSTAT 120 (ABC): Probability and Statistics
PSTAT 126: Regression Analysis



Research Projects



Semiparametric Gaussian Random Fields

Inspired by the previous work in Gaussian graphical models as well as nonparametric density estimation, we are interested in combining these two areas together. By estimating part of the data nonparametrically, we are able to relax the distributional assumptions and allow higher data dimension.

First-stage estimation have been completed, currently we are working on computational optimazation and theoretical proof.



Source: Sparse Gaussian Conditional Random Fields: Algorithms, Theory, and Application to Energy Forecasting. Wytock et.al. (2013)







Contact



South Hall 5431
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
+1 (805) 455 - 6752
rluo[at]pstat[dot]ucsb[dot]edu

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