Hilary Finucane

Email: firstname lastinitial@mit.edu

I am a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at MIT. I am interested in statistical genetics and other applications of statistics and machine learning in biology. My advisor is Alkes Price at the Harvard School of Public Health.

I spent 2011-2012 as a student of Itai Benjamini in the Department of Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2011, I completed an MSc in theoretical computer science at Weizmann, under Irit Dinur. In 2009, I completed a BA in math at Harvard, where I wrote my undergraduate thesis with Michael Mitzenmacher.


(Note: [ ]* indicates that authorship is alphabetical by last name.)

Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Po-Ru Loh, Hilary Finucane, Stephan Ripke, Jian Yang, Schizophrenia Working Group Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Nick Patterson, Mark J Daly, Alkes L Price, Benjamin M Neale
LD Score Regression Distinguishes Confounding from Polygenicity in Genome-Wide Association Studies
Nature Genetics, in press.

Po-Ru Loh, George Tucker, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Bjarni J. Vilhjálmsson, Hilary Finucane, Daniel Chasman, Paul Ridker, Benjamin M Neale, Bonnie Berger, Nick Patterson, Alkes L Price
Efficient Bayesian mixed model analysis increases association power in large cohorts
Nature Genetics, in press.

Alexander Gusev, S. Hong Lee, Gosia Trynka, Hilary Finucane, Bjarni J. Vilhjálmsson, Han Xu, Chongzhi Zang, Stephan Ripke, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Eli Stahl, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, SWE-SCZ Consortium, Anna K. Kähler, Christina M. Hultman, Shaun M. Purcell, Steven A. McCarroll, Mark Daly, Bogdan Pasaniuc, Patrick F. Sullivan, Benjamin M. Neale, Naomi R. Wray, Soumya Raychaudhuri, Alkes L. Price
Partitioning Heritability of Regulatory and Cell-Type-Specific Variants across 11 Common Diseases
American Journal of Human Genetics 2014.

[Itai Benjamini, Hilary Finucane, and Romain Tessera]*
On the scaling limit of finite vertex transitive graphs with large diameter
Combinatorica, in press.

[Hilary Finucane, Omer Tamuz, and Yariv Yaari]*
Scenery reconstruction on finite abelian groups
Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 2014.

[Hilary Finucane, Ron Peled, and Yariv Yaari]*
A recursive construction of t-wise uniform permutations
Random Structures and Algorithms, 2013.

[Itai Benjamini, Hilary Finucane, and Romain Tessera]*
Algebraically recurrent random walks on groups
Electronic Communications in Probability 18, 2013.

Hilary Finucane
Finite Voronoi decompositions of infinite vertex transitive graphs
Journal of Topology and Analysis 5(02), 2013.

Bonnie Kirkpatrick, Yakir Reshef, Hilary Finucane, Haitao Jiang, Binhai Zhu, and Richard Karp
Comparing pedigree graphs
Journal of Computational Biology, September 2012.

[David Reshef, Yakir Reshef]*, Hilary Finucane, Sharon Grossman, Gilean McVean, Peter Turnbaugh, Eric Lander, [Michael Mitzenmacher, Pardis Sabeti]*
Detecting novel associations in large datasets
Science, December 2011

[Hilary Finucane and Michael Mitzenmacher]*
An improved analysis of the lossy difference aggregator
SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, April 2010.

[Flavio Chierichetti, Hilary Finucane, Zhenming Liu, and Michael Mitzenmacher]*
Designing floating codes for expected performance
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2010.

[Hilary Finucane and Michael Mitzenmacher ]*
Worst-case and average-case floating codes for flash memory
My undergraduate thesis, completed in April 2009.