Daniel Kessler

Postdoctoral Scholar, Statistics


Dan completed his PhD in 2023 at the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan where he was advised by Professor Liza Levina. He is currently an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Washington where he works with Professor Daniela Witten; in addition, he is concurrently both a PIMS-Simons and UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests include the statistical analysis of networks, post-selective inference, high-dimensional statistics, applications involving human neuroimaging, computational and cognitive neuroscience, and high performance computing. In 2024 he will join UNC-Chapel Hill as a tenure-track assistant professor where he will be jointly appointed in the Department of Statistics & Operations Research and the School of Data Science and Society.