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Ashwini Maurya

250 N University Street, MATH-520 Email:
Purdue University Tel: (517) 802-7757
West Lafayette, IN, 47906 Web: maurya/

RESEARCH Statistical Machine Learning, Bayesian Variable Selection for Big Data, Covariance
INTEREST and Precision Matrix Estimation for High Dimensional Data, and their Computational

POSITIONS Post-Doctoral Researcher 08/2016-Present
Department of Statistics, Purdue University.

EDUCATION Ph.D. in Statistics & Probability 08/2011-07/2016
Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing,
Michigan, USA.
GPA: 3.73/4.0.

Master of Science in Statistics 07/2006-07/2008
Department of Statistics, University of Pune, Pune, India.
GPA: 5.17/6.0 (3rd rank in class of 60 students. )

Master of Science in Biostatistics 07/2005-05/2006
(dropped out at the end of 1st year)
Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
GPA: 7.9/10.0 (1st rank in class of 15 students.)

Bachelor of Science in Statistics 08/2002-07/2005
Minor: Mathematics, Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India.
GPA: 8.3/10.0 (2nd rank among all undergraduate students.)

PUBLICATIONS Peer-referred journal articles

1. Maurya, A. A Well-Conditioned and Sparse Estimation of Covariance and Inverse
Covariance Matrices using a Joint Penalty. Journal of Machine Learning Research,
Volume 17(130), 1-28, 2016.
2. Maurya, A. A joint Convex Penalty for Inverse Covariance Matrix Estimation.
(Journal of the Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Volume 74,15-27, 2014.)

Working papers

3. Maurya A., Song Q., and Cheng, G. Bayesian Permutation Fusion Lasso for High
Dimensional Data Analysis Problems. In progress.
4. Maurya A., Song Q., and Cheng, G. Robust Bayesian Variable Selection using
Huber Loss. In progress.

HONORS & Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University Fall

2013. West Lafayette. 2014. & 2015 Conference Travel Award. MSU. CA.stt. Michigan State University 2011. 2014. International Indian Statistical Association. 2014 Michigan State University. among all the other projects submitted in class (Course: Machine Learning CSE 847. heart and liver. Graduate Academic Conference. 2015. University of Pune (2006-2008). Course: Directional Data Analysis. “From Industrial Statistics to Data Science”. Department of Statistics and Probability. 2014 (selected in top 20). February 2017. Pfizer Scholarship. 2014. WORKSHOPS & Statistics in Applications Symposium 2013. Rong Jin).aspx PROJECTS 1. University of Chicago. 2015. MSU.msu. Advisor: Dr. Large Scale Image Classification The Image Net Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2010 data set has more than 106 observations on 900 variables distributed over 150 classes. Vijay Nair’s 65th Birthday. Summer 2016. University of Michigan. NY. Riverside. University of Washington and several colleges across Michigan State. POSTERS IBM Thomas J. Midwest Statistics Symposium. Watson Research Center. 2. MEETINGS East Lansing I was the key organizer for both the years. Michigan State University. Received the best score in terms of least classification error on test data. MEMBERSHIP Member of– American Statistical Association International Indian Statistical Association Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 2015. Michigan State University Statistics Symposium 2014. Got the funding from college of Natural Science at Michigan State. March 2016. Yorktown Heights. STT 899. We also develop novel goodness of fit test for testing the appropriateness of the model. Second Rank Among Class of Graduating Students. & University of Chicago (Midwest Statistical Symposium 2014).edu/sia2014/default. and 2014. Purdue University. . IN. IL. University of Chicago. Graduate Research Fellowship & Travel Awards. American Statistical Association (IISA Coference 2014). A conference in the honor of Prof. Center of Statistical Consulting MSU and few other local institutes. October. Best Poster Presentation Award. Joint Statistical Meeting 2016. graduating class of 2005 in Gorakhur University and Its affiliated Colleges. TALKS & Stat-Math Seminar. Ashis Senupta. REFEREE Annals of Statistics Statistics and Probability letters Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. The event page: https://www. Phase Analysis of Circadian related Genes in two Tissues We propose bivariate statistical modeling of phase expression times to better under- stand the joint characteristics of phase expression times of two tissues viz. Chicago. Invited more than 100 participants from University of Michigan. Advisor: Dr.

201. Instructor: Andrew Ng. SKILLS Statistical Software: R. Ahmedabad. 867. Instructor: Jeff Leak. by State University of New York .SOFTWARE & 1. SELECTED Machine Learning Stochastic Models in Finance COURSES Statistical Genetics Theory of Statistics Data Mining Regression Analysis Time Series Analysis Actuarial Statistics Multivariate Analysis Advanced Topics in Statistics Survival Analysis Computational Statistics Theory of Probability Asymptotic Theory Advanced Algebra Real Analysis Random Fields and Spatial Statistics Convergence of Measures and Stochastic Processes OTHER Coursera COURSES Machine Learning. Instructor: Charles Severance.html INDUSTRY Associate Consultant May 2010-July 2011 EXPERIENCE Genpact Analytics.March 2009) Course: Probability and Statistics courses for Undergraduate courses. Matlab SAS. Stanford University Practical Machine Learning. University of Michigan Python Data Structures. Roger Peng. Indian Institute of Management. John Hopkins University Python for Everybody. University of Michigan Strategic Career Self-Management. JPEN ( R-package) for estimating a covariance or inverse covariance matrix using PACKAGES joint penalty. 315. https://cran. Michigan State University. Academic Assistant (April 2009-April 2010) Course: Probability and Statistics courses for Postgraduate courses. India. Bangalore. TEACHING Independent and Recitation Instructor (Fall 2011-Spring 2016) Courses: STT 200. Brian Caffo. and LATEX Language: C/C++. Indian Institute of Business Management and Research. Teaching Instructor (August 2008. Instructor: Charles Severance. and Minitab Data and Processing: Excel. Python. 862. India. Member of Marketing Advanced Analytics team.r-project. India.