### 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**Personal URL:**http://anson.ucdavis.edu/~melopes/

#### Publications

"The Convergence Rate of Majority Vote under Exchangeability"M. Lopes, Technical report 2013, http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.0727

â€œEstimating Unknown Sparsity in Compressed Sensingâ€

M. Lopes, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2013.

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

#### Awards

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 Chancellorâ€™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