Assistant Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Lucas Janson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University, where he develops methodology for high-dimensional inference, robust machine learning, and autonomous robotic motion planning. He is very interested in applying his work to real data, with examples so far including genetics, climate science, and health care.
Prior to Harvard, Lucas was a Ph.D. student in Stanford University's Statistics Department, where he was advised by Emmanuel Candès. In 2011, he received a B.S. in mathematics (honors thesis advised by Bala Rajaratnam) and physics, as well as a M.S. in statistics, from Stanford University.
Faculty webpage: http://lucasjanson.fas.harvard.edu