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Daniel Kessler asks a question at the 2014 Brain Connectivity Conference at MIT

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan.

My interests are in developing advanced statistical methodology with an emphasis on application to problems in neuroscience and neuroimaging, in particular.

I am currently a member of 

December 2, 2019
Our time-varying functional connectivity review paper has been accepted and is now available online at Network Neuroscience.

November 26, 2019
At OHBM in 2016, I had an engaging conversation during a poster session that sparked a conversation which culminated in a paper, now available online at the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

October 17, 2019
Work with my advisor and her former student introducing a method for interpretable prediction for brain connectomics is accepted and now available online at the Annals of Applied Statistics.

July 4, 2019
A conference paper introducing a method of Supervised Principal Component, on which I'm a co-author, has been accepted for presentation at IEEE's Data Science Workshop and is now available online.
May 3, 2019
I was deeply honored to receive my department's "Outstanding Student Leadership" award at our graduation ceremony today.

May 2, 2019
Today I was officially awarded an MA in Statistics as part of my progress in my PhD program.

March 15, 2019
During our first-ever PhD visit day student poster session, I was honored to receive the best presentation award (as voted on by visiting prospective students). Congratulations to the other recipients of presentation awards!

February 13, 2019
Our work on low rank structure in functional connectomes has been accepted and is now available online at Nature: Scientific Reports.

January 22, 2019
Several years ago while was visiting Indiana University as a prospective PhD student, I had a discussion with Dr. Olaf Sporns about some methodological ideas. This led us to work together on a  a paper now available online at Neuroimage: Clinical.

December 24, 2018

May 18, 2018
We've added a new preprint to bioRxiv focused on exploring low rank structure in interindividual variation in functional connectomes and its utility for phenotypic prediction.

September 5, 2017
I have joined the Department
of Statistics at the University of 
Michigan as PhD student.

August 2, 2017

January 31, 2017
I'm spending this week at the
University of Sydney for the
Network of Mind symposium.
I'll be presenting on Thursday, 
and my slides are available online
(full disclosure: work in progress up
until my actual presentation)

October 6, 2016
I'm presenting our recent preprint
and hosting/moderating/participating
in a journal club more broadly focused
on the Eklund et al. "Cluster failure"
paper. This will take place in EH 4464
at 3 PM as part of the "Decision Consortium"
series of events. Here are my slides.

September 30, 2016
I'll be presenting at the UMich
fMRI Symposium on Friday.
Here are my slides.

August 4, 2016
A preprint I authored along
with Mike Angstadt and
Chandra Sripada went live on
arXiv earlier today. It offers some
tentative context for the recent
Eklund et al. bombshell.