Lihua Lei


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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Statistics Department at Stanford University, advised by Professor Emmanuel Cand├Ęs. I will be joining Stanford Graduate School of Business as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics in July, 2022. I was on the 2021-22 job market. Here are my job talk slides.

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 received my Bachelor Degrees in mathematics and statistics (School of Mathematical Sciences at Peking University) and economics (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).


  • 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