Hi, I am a third year PhD student in Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, supervised by Bryon Aragam. Before joining Booth, I earned my MS in Statistics at UChicago, advised by Jingshu Wang and worked with Dacheng Xiu. Prior to that, I obtained my BS in Statistics from Renmin University of China and was working with Xiaoling Lu and Danhui Yi. I grew up in Fuzhou, Fujian.

My CV is here.

BOA Tower, Chicago, Oct. 2021


Optimal neighbourhood selection in structural equation models
M Gao, WM Tai and B Aragam
Submitted, 2023

Optimizing return forecasts: A Bayesian intermediary asset pricing approach
C Zhang and M Gao
Submitted, 2023

Multivariate change point detection for heterogeneous series
Y Guo, M Gao and X Lu
Neurocomputing, 2022

Optimal estimation of Gaussian DAG models
M Gao, WM Tai and B Aragam
proceedings / preprint

Efficient Bayesian network structure learning via local Markov boundary search
M Gao and B Aragam
NeurIPS, 2021
proceedings / preprint / software

Structure learning in polynomial time: Greedy algorithms, Bregman information, and exponential families
G Rajendran, B Kivva, M Gao and B Aragam
NeurIPS, 2021
proceedings / preprint

Model-based Trajectory Inference for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Using Deep Learning with a Mixture Prior
J Du, M Gao and J Wang
Manuscript, 2021
preprint / software

A polynomial-time algorithm for learning nonparametric causal graphs
M Gao, Y Ding and B Aragam
NeurIPS, 2020
proceedings / preprint / software

Professional Service

  • Referee

    ICML, 2023, Reviewer
    NeurIPS, 2022,2023, Reviewer
    AISTATS, 2022-2024, Reviewer

  • Teaching

    Business Statistics, 2024, TA
    Probability and Statistics, 2023, TA