About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to that, I completed a postdoc with Professor Tamara Broderick at MIT and earned my Ph.D. in Statistics at Wharton where I was supervised by Professors Ed George and Veronika Rockova. My research interests include Bayesian hierarchical modeling, Bayesian regression trees, model selection, causal inference, and applications in public health and sports.

My CV is available here.

Working with me

If you are currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a UW-Madison graduate program (i.e. an MS, MA, or Ph.D. program), please feel free to email me about potential research opportunities.

If you are not a current or incoming UW-Madison graduate student but are interested in working together, please submit an application to one of our graduate programs; more info at this link. Unfortunately, I am not able to reply to all inquiries from students who are at other universities or are in the process of applying to UW-Madison graduate programs.

Recent Papers

Stephenson, W.T., Ghosh, S., Nguyen, T.D., Yurochkin, M, Deshpande, S.K., and Broderick, T. (2022). "Measuring the robustness of Gaussian processes to kernel choice." AISTATS 2022. [preprint] [more info]

Jin, S., Rabinowitz, A.J., Weiss, J. Deshpande, S.K., Gupta, N, May, R.A.B., and Small, D.S. (2021). "Retrospective survey of youth sports participation: development and assessment of reliability using school records." PLOS ONE 16(9): e0257487. [paper] [more info]

Lin, Y., Heng, S., Anand, S., Deshpande, S.K., and Small,D.S. (2021). "Hemoglobin levels among male agricultural workers: analyses from the Demographic and Health Surveys to investigate a marker for chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology." [preprint] [more info]

Weiss, J., Rabinowitz, A.R., Deshpande, S.K., Hasegawa, R.B., and Small, D.S. (2021). "Participation in collision sports and cognitive aging among Swedish Twins." American Journal of Epidemiology. 190(12):2604--2611. [paper] [pre-print] [more info]

Trippe, B.L., Deshpande, S.K., and Broderick, T. (2021). "Confidentally comparing estimators with the c-value." [preprint] [more info]

More about me

Before Wharton, I studied mathematics at MIT and spent a year at Jesus College, Cambridge as part of the (now sadly defunct) Cambridge-MIT Exchange. When I’m not thinking about statistics, I enjoy cooking, making cocktails, photography, and watching sports (esp. Dallas teams!).