Hi, I’m Evan

I’m Evan Patterson, a PhD candidate in the Statistics Department at Stanford University, advised by Emmanuel Candes. I’m an intellectual wanderer who enjoys exploring the broad contours of the mathematical and computational sciences. I focus my research on how artificial intelligence can improve the scientific process, particularly the practice of data science. In a previous life, I’ve worked as a software engineer. I remain fond of research with interplay between software engineering and the mathematical sciences.

A brief (and mostly uninteresting) autobiography

I’m currently a PhD candidate in Statistics at Stanford. Before that I earned my BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Caltech. For the past two summers, I’ve served as a fellow in the Science for Social Good program at IBM Research AI. In my youth I worked many summers as a scientific developer intern at Enthought.

In my spare time I can often be found reading. I love books and I collect them obsessively. I’ve been a fan of speculative fiction since childhood. Lately I’ve developed a taste for philosophy, especially moral philosophy and philosophy of science. Among my more lowbrow hobbies, I enjoy drinking coffee and trying to lift heavy things (not simultaneously). Despite repeated attempts to reform me, I remain a dedicated fan of metal music.