Luke Weisman Miratrix
I am a PhD candidate in statistics
at UC Berkeley. I am planning to finish Spring, 2012.
Currently, I work under the joint supervision of Bin Yu and
Prior Eductation: Before this, I was a graduate student in the Science and Mathematics Education program at UC Berkeley. I also
received a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. (advisor Randall Davis, a B.S. in Computer Science from Caltech, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Reed College.
Interests: I am interested in applying minimal-assumption methods to applied problems, with a current focus on several areas:
- causal effect analysis
- graphical models
- nonparametric analysis of randomized experiments
- discretizing data as a non-parametric approach
- sparse regression methods
I am also interested in the issues that arise with high-dimensional data, in particular large text corpora. I have also worked with random effect models and survival models.
Email: luke AT stat.berkeley.edu
Office: 335 Evans Hall
Mailing Address: Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall # 3860, Berkeley CA 94720-3860
Miratrix, L.W., Sekhon, J.S., Yu, B. (2011). Adjusting treatment effect estimates by post-stratification in randomized experiments. UC Berkeley Dept. of Statistics Technical Report #809. Paper submitted to JRSS Series B.
Miratrix, L.W., Jia, J., Gawalt, B., Yu, B., El Ghaoui, L. (2011). What is in the news on a subject: automatic and sparse summarization of large document corpora. Dept. of Statistics Technical Report #801. [pdf]
Gawalt, B., Jia, J., Miratrix, L.W., Ghaoui, L., Yu, B., & Clavier, S. (2010). Discovering word associations in news media via feature selection and sparse classication. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval.
Hall, J.L., Miratrix, L.W., Stark, P.B., Briones, M., Ginnold, E., Oakley, F., et al. (2009). Implementing risk-limiting post-election audits in California. Paper presented at the 2009 Electronic Voting Technology Workshop/Workshop on Trustworthy Elections (USENIX EVT/WOTE), Montreal, Canada.
Miratrix, L.W., Stark, P.B. (2009). Election audits using a Trinomial Bound. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 4(4) 974-981.
RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
Heller, J.I., Daehler, K.R., Wong, N., Shinohara, M., & Miratrix, L.W. (In Press). Dif- ferential effects of three professional development models on teacher knowledge and student achievement in elementary science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
Heller, J.I., Shinohara, M., Miratrix, L.W., Rabe-Hesketh, S., & Daehler, K.R. (2010). Learning Science for Teaching: Effects of professional development on elementary teach- ers, classrooms, and students. Paper presented at the 2010 Conference of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE), Washington, D.C.
Ranney, M.A., Miratrix, L.W., & Martinez, C.A. (2009). Relationships among beliefs about evolution, creation, nationalism, theism, and global warming. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston.
Heller, J. I., Shinohara, M., Daehler, K.R., Miratrix, L.W., & Rabe-Hesketh, S. (2009). Impact of content-focused and practice-based professional development models on elemen- tary electric circuits teaching and learning. In J. W. Little (Chair), Learning Science for Teaching: A study of highly-designed professional development and its effects on teacher knowledge, classroom practice, and student learning. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.
Ranney, M., Rinne, L.F., Yarnall, L., Munnich, E., Miratrix, L.W., & Schank, P. (2007). Designing and assessing numeracy training for journalists: toward improving quantitative reasoning among media consumers. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Learning Sciences.
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INTERFACE DESIGN
Gajos, K., Weisman, L.∗, & Shrobe, H. (2001). Design principles for resource manage- ment systems for intelligent spaces. Paper presented at the Second International Workshopon Self-Adaptive Software, Budapest, Hungary.
Coen, M., Phillips, B., Warshawsky, N., Weisman, L.∗, Peters, S., & Finin, P. (1999). Meeting the computational needs of intelligent environments: the Metaglue System. Paper presented at the 1st International Workshop on Managing Interactions in Smart Environ- ments (MANSE).
Lackner, T.M., Dobson, K., Rodenstein, R., & Weisman, L.∗ (1999). Sensory puzzles. In Extended Abstracts of the Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 270-271). New York, NY: ACM Press.
Chandy, K.M., Dimitrov, B., Le, H., Mandleson, J., Richardson, M., Rifkin, A., et al. (1996). A world-wide distributed system using Java and the internet. In Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (pp. 11-18). Syracuse, NY: IEEE Computer Society Press.
* Changed name to Miratrix from Weisman in 2006
INVITED TALKS & POSTERS
Adjusting treatment effect estimates with post-stratification. Poster presented at POLMETH ‘11, Princeton, NJ.
Implementing Risk-Limiting Audits in California. Talk given at the Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) 2009, Washington, DC.