Yuting Wei

Yuting Wei
  • Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    307 Academic Research Building
    265 South 37th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: high-dimensional and nonparametric statistics, statistical inference, reinforcement learning, statistical genetics

Links: Personal Website



Ph.D. in Statistics, University of California at Berkeley, 2018
Advisors: Martin Wainwright, Aditya Guntuboyina

B.S. in Statistics, Peking University, 2013

B.A. in Economics, Peking University, 2013

Academic Positions Held

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science,
the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2021-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science,
Carnegie Mellon University, 2019-2021

Stein’s Fellow / Lecturer, Statistics Department,
Stanford University, 2018-2019

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All Courses

  • MATH4990 - Supervised Study

    Study under the direction of a faculty member. Intended for a limited number ofmathematics majors.

  • STAT4300 - Probability

    Discrete and continuous sample spaces and probability; random variables, distributions, independence; expectation and generating functions; Markov chains and recurrence theory.

  • STAT9910 - Sem in Adv Appl of Stat

    This seminar will be taken by doctoral candidates after the completion of most of their coursework. Topics vary from year to year and are chosen from advance probability, statistical inference, robust methods, and decision theory with principal emphasis on applications.

Awards and Honors

  • Google Research Scholar Award, 2023
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2022
  • Stein Fellowship, Stanford University, 2018
  • Erich L. Lehmann Citation, University of California, Berkeley, 2018


Latest Research

Pratik Patil, Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla, Yuting Wei, Alessandro Rinaldo (Under Revision), Mitigating multiple descents: A model-agnostic framework for risk monotonization.
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