Prof. Panagiotis (Panos) Toulis
Panagiotis (Panos) Toulis

Panagiotis (Panos) Toulis
Assistant Prof. & John E. Jeuck Fellow
Econometrics and Statistics

Contact info
Address: 5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Office: 358
tel: 773.834.5953
Chicago, IL, 60637 panos.toulis [at]

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
I received the Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University under the supervision of Edo Airoldi, David Parkes and Don Rubin in 2016, and the MS in Computer Science (from Harvard) under the supervision of David Parkes in 2011.

My research is split in two areas:

  • causal inference in complex systems, such as networks or markets, with focus on nonparametric randomization methods (also known as randomization inference);
  • statistical machine learning, with focus on large-scale statistical inference through stochastic gradient descent (SGD) with stable implicit updates.


  • 2016 - PhD in Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2013 - MA in Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2011 - MS in Computer Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2006 - MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Recent publications

  • Stochastic gradient methods for estimation with large datasets, with Tran, D.; Airoldi, EM.
    Journal of Statistical Software, 2018, forthcoming
  • Convergence diagnostics for stochastic gradient descent with constant step size, with Chee, J.
    AI and Statistics, 2018 (AISTATS'18)
  • Asymptotic and finite-sample properties of estimators based on stochastic gradients, with Airoldi, EM.
    Annals of Statistics, Volume 45, Number 4 (2017), 1694-1727
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