Dootika Vats


Email: vatsx007 (at) umn (dot) edu

PhD Candidate
School of Statistics
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

About Me

I am a 4th year PhD student in the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. I am working on Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms with Prof. Galin Jones. In particular, my work is on multivariate estimation of Monte Carlo standard error and sequential rules for termination. I am also interested in studying convergence rates of MCMC samplers.

Here is my CV.

Education


Ph.D., Statistics ongoing University of Minnesota
M.S., Statistics 2012 Rutgers University
B.A., Mathematics 2010 Lady Shri Ram College

Publications


D. Vats, J. M. Flegal, G. L. Jones. Multivariate Output Analysis for Markov Chain Monte Carlo. arXiv
D. Vats, J. M. Flegal, G. L. Jones. Strong Consistency of Multivariate Spectral Variance Estimators in Markov Chain Monte Carlo. arXiv

Software


R Package mcmcse: Monte Carlo standard errors in Markov chain Monte Carlo (with J. M. Flegal, John Hughes). vignette.

Upcoming Presentations


July 2016, JSM, Chicago, IL, "Analyzing MCMC Output", Winner, SBSS Student Paper Competition
August 2016, Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo, Stanford, CA, "Multivariate Output Analysis for Markov Chain Monte Carlo".
August 2016, International Indian Statistical Association Conference, Corvallis, OR, "Multivariate Spectral Variance Estimators in Markov Chain Monte Carlo".

Instructor


Stat 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (Spring 2015)