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. I received my PhD from the department of statistics and probability, Michigan State University. 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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Email: a.safikhani AT ufl dot edu