Nabarun Deb


Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics
Chicago Booth School of Business

Contact details
nabarun (dot) deb (at) chicagobooth (dot) edu
5807 S Woodlawn Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60637

About Me

I completed my Ph.D. from the Statistics Department at Columbia University, New York. I was jointly advised by Prof. Bodhisattva Sen and Prof. Sumit Mukherjee. I did my Bachelors and Masters in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Here is a copy of my CV.

I was the inaugural PIMS Kantotrovich Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver from 2022-23. I was jointly advised by Prof. Young-Heon Kim, Prof. Soumik Pal, and Prof. Geoffrey Schiebinger.

Starting July, 2023, I have joined the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Econometrics and Statistics group.


My research interests include nonparametric inference, theory of optimal transport and its applications in statistics, kernel methods and nearest neighbor graphs, multiple hypotheses testing, network (Ising) models, fluctuations and theory of dependent observations, and causal inference. A detailed account of my publications, preprints, technical reports, and selected talks can be found here.


  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver: Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022 (August) - 2023 (July)

  • Columbia University, New York: Ph.D. Candidate, Statistics, 2017 (August) - 2022 (June)

  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata: Master of Statistics (M.Stat), 2015 (July) - 2017 (May)

  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata: Bachelor of Statistics (B.Stat), 2012 (July) - 2015 (May)