Nhat Ho

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Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Other affiliations:
Core member, Machine Learning Laboratory

Email: minhnhat@utexas.edu
Office: WEL 5.242, 105 E 24th Street Austin, TX 78712

Brief Biography

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. I am also a core member of the Machine Learning Laboratory and senior personnel of the Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning (IFML). Before going to Austin, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department where I am very fortunate to be mentored by Professor Michael I. Jordan and Professor Martin J. Wainwright. Going further back in time, I finished my Phd degree in 2017 at the Department of Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I am very fortunate to be advised by Professor Long Nguyen and Professor Ya'acov Ritov.

Research interests

A central theme of my research focuses on four principles of statistics, machine learning, and data science:

  • Heterogeneity (Bayesian nonparametrics, mixture and hierarchical models)

  • Interpretability (model misspecification, deep generative models, convolutional neural networks, Transformer, etc.)

  • Stability (robust statistics, (non)-convex optimization in statistical settings)

  • Scalability (computational optimal transport, sampling and variational inference, distributed computing)


The official Github link for codes of research papers from our Data Science and Machine Learning (DSML) Lab is: https://github.com/UT-Austin-Data-Science-Group.

Recent News

Selected Publications on Theory (Hierarchical and Mixture Models, (Non)-Convex Optimization, Optimal Transport, (Approximate) Bayesian Inference, etc.)

Selected Publications on Method and Application (Generative Models, Optimal Transport, Transformer, Convolutional Neural Networks, etc.)

  • FiSHFormer: Transformer with a finite admixture of shared heads . Under review.
    Tam Nguyen*, Tan Nguyen*, Hai Do, Khai Nguyen, Vishwanath Saragadam, Minh Pham, Khuong Nguyen,Stanley Osher*, Nhat Ho*.