Welcome to Join Us :-)

We always look for excellent people -- graduates, undergrads, or visitors -- to join our group. If you are interested in the economic aspects of data and machine learning, please feel free to drop me a line and indicate how your research interests and experiences match our research. I usually try my best to respond to emails that are truly relevant.

Main requirements: (1) Self-motivated. You will not be able to learn much here if you do not motivate yourself or cannot devote much time; (2) Strong mathematical background. We are interested in developing principled and rigorous techniques; (3) Good programming skills (well, self explanatory).

Prospective Students:

-- PhD Applicants: We always look for excellent PhD candidates. If you are interested, please apply to the UChicago CS PhD program and indicates your interest in working with me. If you feel it might be helpful to drop me a line, please feel free to do so and I usually try my best to respond to those requests that are truly relevant.

-- Undergrads and master students at UChicago: Like most UChicago faculties, I usually receive many research supervision requests. Unfortunately, I am not able to accommodate all requests due to limited bandwidth. We thus usually only admit research assistants who (1) have taken my course or other upper-level ML/Econ/Stat courses, and performed really well; and (2) could devote enough time on research. Please highlight these in your email including your time plan. Note that all undergrad RAs in our group are expected to lead research projects and publish at the very top CS venues (most of our past undergrad RAs successfully achieved this).

-- Visitors & Summer Interns: we have space to host a limited number of visitors or interns each year, though we typically only host visitors who (1) already have relevant research experience or have recommendations from researchers whom we know; and (2) can visit for at least three months or more. Please indicate the time range in your email.