David Kepplinger

Mason assistant professor David Kepplinger wears a blue shirt and smiles
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Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics

Contact Information

Building: Nguyen Engineering Building Room 1711 Mail Stop: 4A7 Phone: 703 - 993 - 1671 Email: David Kepplinger

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David is an Assistant Professor of Statistics. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Science in Statistics from the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). His research primarily revolves around robust estimation in high-dimensional settings and applications in the life sciences. David is particularly interested in the robustness of feature selection in the presence of arbitrary contamination as well as countering the effects of contamination on predictive models.

He teaches categorical data analysis (STAT665) for the department. He serves as a co–organizer for the statistics seminar series and PR & communications contact for the department.


  • PhD, Statistics, University of British Columbia, 2020
  • MS, Statistics, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)

Research Interests

  • Robust statistics for high-dimensional data
  • Regularized estimation and feature selection
  • Computational statistics
  • Non-convex optimization


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