Geoffrey Schiebinger

PICTURE Geoffrey Schiebinger
Postdoctoral Associate

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
MIT Statistics + Data Science


I am a postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the MIT Center for Statistics + Data Science. I am interested in the interplay between theory and experiment in the natural and mathematical sciences. My current research focuses on ontogenetic stochastic processes in developmental biology and cellular reprogramming. I am working with Eric Lander, Aviv Regev, and Philippe Rigollet to develop a mathematical model of development based on optimal transport, study its theoretical properties, and use the model to study the dynamics of gene regulation.

Before coming to the Broad Institute, I studied Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where I earned my Ph.D. in May 2016 for a doctoral thesis on the mathematics of precision measurement. While at Berkeley, I was fortunate to be advised by Benjamin Recht, and also work with Martin Wainwright, Bin Yu, and Adityanand Guntuboyina.

I did my undergrad at Stanford University, where I earned a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2011.

In my spare time, I like to go kite boarding!


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