Miles Lopes

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Machine Learning
  • Academic Advisor: Peter Bickel
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
    M.S. Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
    B.S. Mathematics and Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of Statistics
  • Research Area: Machine Learning and High-Dimensional Statistics
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  • Publications

    "The Convergence Rate of Majority Vote under Exchangeability"
    M. Lopes, Technical report 2013,

    “Estimating Unknown Sparsity in Compressed Sensing”
    M. Lopes, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2013.

    “A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection.” M. Lopes, L. Jacob, M. Wainwright. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2011 (NIPS 24).


    Graduate Honors:
    Bay Area ASA Student Travel Award, 2013
    Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Laha award, 2012
    DOE CSGF Fellowship, 2010
    NSF GRFP Fellowship, 2010
    NDSEG Fellowship, 2010 (declined)
    UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2009
    UC Berkeley, William V. Power Award, 2009

    Undergraduate Honors:
    1. UCLA Dept. Mathematics Sherwood Prize, 2008
    2. Summa Cum Laude Graduate of UCLA in mathematics and physics, 2008