Vita

A full vita can be found here.

Short Bio

Sebastien Roch is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also affiliated with the Department of Statistics, the Theory of Computing Group and the Institute for Foundations of Data Science. He earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley under the guidance of Elchanan Mossel. From 2007-2009, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research. From 2009-2012, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He was a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and 2017, and was a 2018 Simons Fellow. He also received the Best Paper Award at RECOMB 2018. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the NSF TRIPODS Phase II-funded Institute for Foundations of Data Science. His research interests lie at the interface of applied probability, statistics, and theoretical computer science with an emphasis on biological applications.

Employment

Current (2016-)
Professor
2013-2016
Associate Professor
2012-2013
Assistant Professor
2009-2012
Assistant Professor
2008-2009
Postdoctoral Researcher
2007-2008
Postdoctoral Researcher

Education

U.S.A.
Ph.D. - Statistics (2007)
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
France
Diplome d'Ingenieur (2001)
Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Canada
M.Sc.A. - Applied Mathematics/Operations Research (2003)
B.Eng. - Engineering Physics (2002)
Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada
updated: 10/19/21