Lihua Lei


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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Statistics Department at Stanford University, advised by Professor Emmanuel Candès.

Previously I got my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, advised by Professors Peter Bickel and Michael Jordan. I was also very fortunate to be supervised by Professors Noureddine El Karoui, William Fithian, Peng Ding, Avi Feller and Jasjeet Sekhon on particular projects. Prior to this, I was major in mathematics and statistics in School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University with an economic minor in China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. I was pleased to be a research assistant with Professor Lan Wu and supervised by Professor Song Xi Chen on my undergraduate thesis.

I am currently a co-organizer of the International Seminar on Selective Inference (with Will Fithian, Rina Barber and Daniel Yekutieli). Previously, I co-organized the GRoup-Of-Why (GROW) seminar on causal inference at Stanford University (with Guillaume Basse and Dominik Rothenhäusler), the Banff workshop “The Interface Between Selective Inference and Machine Learning” (with Will Fithian, Rina Barber and Daniel Yekutieli, cancelled due to the pandemic), and the Banff workshop “Causal Inference with Big Data” (with Peng Ding, Marloes Maathuis and Fabrizia Mealli, cancelled due to the pandemic).

I am on the 2021-22 job market.


  • Email: lihualei at stanford dot edu

  • Address: Sequoia Hall, 390 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4020, USA.

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Research Interests

  • Conformal Inference

  • Multiple Hypothesis Testing

  • Causal Inference

  • Network Analysis

  • High Dimensional Statistical Inference

  • Optimization

  • Resampling Methods

  • Econometrics