Vivak Patel

Position title: Assistant Professor, Statistics


Phone: 608-262-2539

6169 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison WI 53706

Vivak Patel

My research is at the intersection of numerical optimization and statistical estimation with applications to dynamical systems. On the one hand, I interpret this as using numerical optimization ideas to design statistical estimators that are practically computable, yet still retain certain desirable statistical properties. On the other hand, I interpret this as using statistical ideas to design optimization methods for solving minimization problems that involve uncertainty. Beyond these two main areas of work, I also do some work in machine learning, numerical linear algebra and load modeling for power systems.