Homepage of The Tien MAI

Hello! My name is The Tien MAI. (MAI Thế Tiến in Vietnamese)

From Sep. 2017, I am a postdoct at Department of Biostatisitcs
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway. (working with Jukka Corander)

Before that I did my PhD in statistics at CREST, ENSAE, University Paris Saclay.
I'd moved to ENSAE-ParisTech since Oct 2015 from University College Dublin 

"After rain comes fair weather!"
Research Interests::
  • Biostatistics: inference in simulator-based statistical models, applications to genomic models in evolutionary epidemiology related to bacteria and viruses
  • Statistical machine learning for Big data: matrix completion, Lifelong learning.
  • Bayesian inference and PAC-Bayesian analysis.
  • Hypothesis testing.

Apart from research and academics, I enjoy reading stories, watching beautiful things. :D
Politically, I am neutral and I do not follow any religion, except perhaps science. :)

Look around to know more about my research and interests.

  • PhD in statistics:
    CREST-ENSAE-ParisTech/Paris Saclay (Oct 2015 - June 2017)
    University College Dublin, Ireland (Jan 2014 - Sep 2015)
Thesis: PAC-Bayesian Estimations of Low-Rank Matrices. Supervisor: Prof. Pierre Alquier (ENSAE,Paris)
  • Master's degree(M.Sc.) in Mathematics & Informatics, Université Paris 13, France (2013).
Internship at MAPMO, Université d'Orléans, France. Topic: Copulas in Spatial Statistics, Supervisor: Prof. Richard Emilion

  • B.Sc in Mathematics, HCM City-University of Pedagogy, Vietnam (2011)
Thesis: Variational Inequalities and Related Problems

Attended Conferences with/w.out talks:
  • 17/05/2017: Talk at the 37th CASI 2017, Ireland:                                                             "Pseudo-Bayesian Quantum Tomography with Rank-adaptation". 
  • 21/04/2017: Poster at AISTATS 2017, Florida USA:                                                          "Regret bounds for lifelong learning"
  • 26/01/2017: Talk at Rencontres de statistiques ENSAE-ENSAI, Rennes, France:              "Pseudo-Bayesian Quantum Tomography with Rank-adaptation". 
  • Dec 12-16, 2016: Meeting in Mathematical Statistics 2016Advances in nonparametric and high-dimensional Statistics, Frejus, France.
  • Sep 19–22, 2016: Salzburg Workshop on Dependence Models & Copulas, Salzburg, Austria.
  • 13/06/2016: Talk at the 3rd ISNPS conference, Avignon, France:(Young researcher award) "Bayesian matrix completion: Optimal rate under general sampling distribution". 
  • 13/07/2015: Talk at the 45th Summer school in Probability, Saint Flour, France.             "Bayesian matrix completion: Optimal rate under general sampling distribution". 
  • 28/10/2014: Talk at UCD-Working group in statistical learning seminars, Ireland.          "Bayesian matrix completion". 
  • 12/09/2014: Poster at the 1st Insight Student Conference, Dublin, Ireland.                     "Bayesian low-rank matrix completion". 
  • 18/10/2013: Talk at applied maths Seminar, University of Economic & Law, VNU, Vietnam. "Copulas in spatial statistics". 
Research & Professional Experience
  • Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2017:  research assistance at CREST (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique), Paris, France.
  • Jan. 2014 - Sep. 2015:   Researcher at Insight Center for Data Analytic, Ireland
  • March  - June, 2013:      Internship (to do master thesis) at Laboratory MAPMO, University of Orleans, France.
  • 2015/2016:                   Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Stochastic process (ENSAE 2A), Optimisation (ENSAE 1A)
  • 2014/2015:                   UCD: lab demonstrator for Linear Model II (STAT30210),     Tutor for Inferential Statistics (STAT20100)
  • March,2010 & March-April 2011: Teaching Assistant: at High Schools in HCM city,VietNam.
  • 2007-2012                    Private Maths Tutor for high school students.
Reviewers: AMS Math reviews, Electronic Journal of Statistics, ICLR 2018, ICLR 2019, ICML 2019, UAI 2019, NIPS 2019