Derek Bean

Year Graduated: 
Statistics Ph.D. Program
B.A, Mathematics, University of Maine, May 2007
Office / Location: 
343 Evans Hall
derek [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
Primary Research Area: 
Applied & Theoretical Statistics
Topics in high dimensional statistics
Dissertation Advisor: 
Bickel and El Karoui

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.