Hello,  in July 2011 I began my NSF Postdoc in conjunction with a Hildebrandt Assistant Professorship in Mathematics at the University of Michigan.  Prior to this I received my PhD in the Applied and Computational Mathematics program at Caltech, including two years as a visiting researcher at Stanford University. My research interests lie in applied probability, high-dimensional inference, geometric functional analysis, random matrix theory, compressive sensing, matrix completion, and big data analysis.  A common challenge that I address in my research is how to cull low-dimensional signals from big, noisy data, both in theory and practice.  I am looking for tenure-track positions starting in Fall 2014 in Math, Statistics, or EE, or CS.

I live with my wife and young son in Ann Arbor, MI.

PhD Advisor — Professor Emmanuel Candès was my advisor at Caltech.

Postdoc Sponsors — Professors Mark Rudelson and Roman Vershynin are my sponsors at the University
of Michigan.

Curriculum Vitae, last updated in October, 2013.

Contact — Email to yplan@umich.edu.