Ray Bai

Graduate School Fellow, Department of StatisticsUniversity of Florida


I am a PhD candidate in Statistics at the University of Florida, advised by Dr. Malay Ghosh. I earned my BA in Government and Economics from Cornell University in May 2007 and my MS in Applied Mathematics from UMass Amherst in May 2012. From June 2007-August 2010, I worked as a financial software analyst, and from June 2012-July 2014, I worked as a systems engineer.


My primary research interests are in methodology and theoretical foundations for high-dimensional statistics and statistical learning. My PhD thesis research focused on Bayesian approaches for sparse estimation, multiple testing, and multivariate linear regression.

I am currently working on vector autoregressive (VAR) models and ensemble methods. I am also pursuing research on scalable inference and computational statistics, including privacy-preserving data mining and distributed algorithms.

Site Updates

  • April 17, 2018. A new revised pre-print for my paper, “High-Dimensional Multivariate Posterior Consistency Under Global-Local Shrinkage Priors” is now available here.
  • April 9, 2018. Two new R software packages have been made available here.

Contact Information

Email: raybai07 (at) ufl (dot) edu
Office: 115B Griffin-Floyd Hall
Address: P.O. Box 118545, Gainesville, FL 32611