Yakir Reshef

Email: 1stname at seas.harvard.edu

I am an MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am interested in using statistics and computer science to develop methods for analyzing biological data of medical relevance.

I am currently a PhD student in computer science at Harvard University, working with with Ryan Adams.

In 2011, I did a Fulbright scholarship in the Department of Applied Math and Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

In 2009, I graduated from Harvard College with a BA in mathematics. I wrote my undergraduate thesis with Salil Vadhan.

Publications

Y. Reshef*, D.Reshef*, P. Sabeti**, M. Mitzenmacher**
(* co-first authors; ** co-last authors)
Equitability, interval estimation, and statistical power
[arXiv] [bibtex]

Y. Reshef*, D.Reshef*, H. Finucane, P. Sabeti**, M. Mitzenmacher**
(* co-first authors; ** co-last authors)
Measuring dependence powerfully and equitably
[arXiv] [bibtex]

D. Reshef*, Y.Reshef*, P. Sabeti**, M. Mitzenmacher**
(* co-first authors; ** co-last authors)
An Empirical Study of Leading Measures of Dependence
[arXiv] [bibtex]

H. Finucane*, B. Bulik-Sullivan*, A. Gusev, G. Trynka, Y. Reshef, ..., B. Neale**, A. Price**
(* co-first authors; ** co-last authors)
Partitioning heritability by functional category using GWAS summary statistics
[bioRxiv] [bibtex]

[D. Reshef, Y. Reshef], [M. Mitzenmacher, P. Sabeti]
([...] equal contribution, listed alphabetically)
Comment on "Equitability, Mutual Information, and the Maximal Information Coefficient"
PNAS 2014
[abstract] [full text] [bibtex]

Y. Reshef, S. Vadhan
On Extractors and Exposure-Resilient Functions for Sublogarithmic Entropy
Random Structures and Algorithms 2012
[abstract] [arXiv] [bibtex]

B. Kirkpatrick, Y. Reshef, H. Finucane, H. Jiang, B. Zhu, R. Karp
Comparing Pedigree Graphs
Journal of Computational Biology 2012.
[abstract] [arXiv] [bibtex]

[D. Reshef, Y. Reshef], H. Finucane, S. Grossman, G. McVean, P. Turnbaugh, E. Lander, [M. Mitzenmacher, P. Sabeti]
([...] equal contribution, listed alphabetically)
Detecting Novel Associations in Large Datasets
Science 2011.
[abstract] [bibtex] [paper website] [accompanying Science perspective] [FAQ]

Y. Reshef
On Resilient and Exposure-Resilient Functions
My undergraduate thesis (2009), advised by Salil Vadhan.
[pdf] [bibtex]