Kory Johnson

400 Jon Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Curriculum Vitae


I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Statistics Department at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. I am co-advised by Robert A. Stine and Dean P. Foster.

Broadly speaking, my research is focused on feature selection and post-selection inference. I am also interested in the project on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML).


Ph.D. Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2016 (Expected).

B.S. Economics-Concentration in Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.

B.A. Economics and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.


Honors and Awards

SIAM Student Travel Award, 2014. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining.

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 2011. University of Pennsylvania.

Teaching (2011-2015)


Summer 2015: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.
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Recitation Instructor

Spring 2015: Statistics 111-Introductory Statistics.

Spring 2012: Statistics 111-Introductory Statistics.

Teaching Assistant

Fall 2015: Statistics 102-Introductory Business Statistics.

Fall 2014: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.

Spring 2014: Statistics 521-Applied Econometrics II.

Fall 2013: Statistics 471-Intermediate Statistics.

Spring 2013: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.

Fall 2012: Statistics 520-Applied Econometrics I.

Fall 2011: Statistics 102-Introductory Business Statistics.


My non-academic hobbies are centered around rock climbing and mountaineering. For highlights from recent trips, click here.