I am currently an assistant professor in the department of statistics at University of Florida. Prior to this position, I was a term assistant professor in the department of statistics at Columbia University (2015-2019). I received my PhD from the department of statistics and probability, Michigan State University in 2015, under the supervision of Yimin Xiao and Alla Sikorskii. My main research interests can be characterized in three main fields: (a) theoretical statistics: space-time model, change point detection, variable selection; (b) applied probability: Gaussian random fields, covariance estimation, dimension reduction methods; (c) applied statistics: smart cities, demand prediction, neuroscience.
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Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
Email: a.safikhani AT ufl dot edu