Ph.D. Students Thesis Title Next Position
Gradon Nicholls (current)
Ilia Sucholutsky (Ph.D., 2021) Learning from almost no data Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
Zhoushanyue (Sophie) He (Ph.D., 2021) On the Automatic Coding of Text Answers to Open-ended Questions in Surveys Hoffmann-La Roche
Malte Schierholz (Doctorate in Sociology, University of Mannheim, 2019) New Methods for Job and Occupation Classification Federal Institute for Employment Research (Germany)
Hyukjun (Jay) Gweon (Ph.D., 2017) Statistical Learning Approaches to Some Classification Problems Assistant Professor, University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Wong (Ph.D. in Public Policy, RAND Graduate School, 2009) * Does bully victimization predict future delinquency? Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University
Master's Students
Tiancheng Yang (current) (working title) Pre-training in specialized language domains: the case of kKidney BERT Ph.D. student (anticipated)
Yilun Zhang (M.Sc., 2017) Sentiment Analysis of Final Comments in the LISS Panel Manulife Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT)
Cynthia McLauchlan (M.Sc., 2015) "Are Final Comments in Web Survey Panels Associated with Next-Wave Attrition?" Statistics Canada
Daniel Rodriguez Duque (M.Sc., 2014) "A new approach for selecting training data for the classification of text data" Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Yu Luo (M.Sc., 2014) "Evaluation questions as predictors of attrition in the LISS survey panel" Ph.D student, biostatistics, McGill University
Zhoushanyue (Sophie) He (M.Sc., 2013) "An exploration of final comments in the American Life Internet survey panel" Statistical Analyst, International Tobacco Control (ITC) project, UofW
Yanyang Zhao (M.Sc., 2012) "An Overview of the Sample Design in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project"
Co-op/work-term Students
Rosie Zou (2017, Data Science) Learning with Random Forests
Xinyue (Dora) Liu (2017, Statistics) Respondent Driven Sampling. In co-operation with the Bank of Canada.
Nicholas Guenther (2015, Double Major in Statistics and Computer Science) Learning with Support Vector Machines Ecometrica (Montreal)
Joey Zhao (2014, Computer Science) Natural Language Processing
Undergraduate thesis
Cynthia McLauchlan (B.A. in Knowledge Integration, 2014) "Does taking a statistics course improve statistical literacy?" Master's student

(*) I was Jennifer's de facto advisor while at RAND; formally a RAND criminologist was named

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