Borna Bateni

I am a Ph.D. student of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, I received (jointly) a Master's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Statistics from the University of California, Irvine. Before that, I received a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Tehran, Iran.

My current research interests include developing new models for causal inference and synthetic data generation. My recent project includes using transfer metric learning and optimal transport theory (the Gromov-Wasserstein distance) to generate synthetic data for one-armed trials, using the meta-data from similar trials in the past. 

I am also working on survival models, in particular models including proportional hazard. My research includes developing a model for feed-forward estimation of survival times when we observe multiple survival spells from each agent, in the presence of unobserved heterogeneity and possibly non-linear explanatory variables.

In the past, I have done research in Human rights and Humanitarian Law. Also, as some sort of a hobby, I have sometimes written short pieces on the history of Persian literature.