School of Statistics
University of Minnesota
ktan @ umn.edu
I am currently an assistant professor in the School of Statistics at University of Minnesota. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research associate supervised by Professors Han Liu from Princeton University and Tong Zhang from Rutgers University. Prior to this, I obtained my PhD degree in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Washington, under the supervision of Dr. Daniela Witten.
I am interested in developing statistical machine learning methods for analyzing high-dimensional data sets arising from genomics, neuroscience, and other areas of biology. More specifically, I develop unsupervised learning methods such as probabilistic graphical models, cluster analysis, and dimension reduction to uncover patterns from massive data set.
Sparse Generalized Eigenvalue Problem: Optimal Statistical Rates via Truncated Rayleigh Flow
Tan KM, Wang Z, Liu H and Zhang T (2016).
Under Revision in JRSSB.
Replicates in High Dimensions, With Application to Latent Variable Graphical Models
Tan KM, Ning Y, Witten D and Liu H. (2016).
Statistical Properties of Convex Clustering
Tan KM and Witten D. (2015). Electronic Journal of Statistics 9:2324-2347
Learning Graphical Models with Hubs
Tan KM, London P, Mohan K, Lee S-I, Fazel M and Witten D. (2014). Journal of Machine Learning Research 15(Oct):3297-3331
Sparse Biclustering of Transposable Data
Tan KM and Witten D. (2014). Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (23)4:985-1008
Lecture Notes for STAT 5102 have been posted in canvas
Lecture Notes for STAT 5401 have been posted in canvas
Syllabus for STAT 5401 (Applied Multivariate Statistics) has been posted
Syllabus for STAT 5102 (Theory of Statistics II) has been posted