Derek Bean

Derek Bean

Office / Location
343 Evans Hall

I'm a fifth year Ph.D. Student in the Department of Statistics at University of California, Berkeley.  Broadly, my research interests fall under the heading of high-dimensional statistics. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the behavior of classical statistical procedures in high-dimensional settings. I've also studied dimensionality-reduction procedures under assumptions of non-Gaussian data.

Recent publications

  • D. Bean, P. Bickel, N. El Karoui and B. Yu. Optimal M-estimation in high-dimensional regression. Accepted in  Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America.
  • N. El Karoui, D. Bean, P. Bickel, C. Lim and B. Yu. On robust regression with high-dimensional predictors. Accepted in PNAS
  • D. Bean, N. El Karoui, P. Bickel, C. Lim and B. Yu. Penalized robust regression in high-dimension. Tech report
  • D. Shilane and D. Bean. Growth estimators and confidence intervals for the mean of negative binomial random variables with unknown dispersion.


B.A, Mathematics, University of Maine, May 2007
Topics in high dimensional statistics
Dissertation Advisor
Bickel and El Karoui
Year Graduated