Spencer Frei

email    sfrei -at- math.ubc.ca

  office    Auditorium Annex 135


Ph.D. in Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015—present.
MSc. in Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 2013–2015.

BSc. (Hon.) in Honours Mathematics, McGill University, 2009–2013.

short bio

I finished my undergraduate degree at McGill University, in Montreal, in 2013.  I completed my masters in mathematics at the University of British Columbia in May, 2015.  I was a member of the Probability Group at UBC, and Ed Perkins was my supervisor.


In the fall of 2015, I will begin a Ph.D in Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.  I will be working on machine learning and computer vision.

More information is available on my CV (updated December 2014). 

other interests

Outside of mathematics, I mainly spend my time listening to and learning about music, especially modern dance music like house, UK garage, and techno.  I occasionally DJ at venues across Vancouver.  I also enjoy reading about politics, urbanism, and culture, by writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Andrew Sullivan, Ross Douthat, Stephen Smith, Alon Levy, Glenn Greenwald, and others.  Since moving to British Columbia, I’ve become more interested in hiking and camping.  Some notable hikes I’ve been on include Garibaldi Lake, Anvil Island, and Stawamus Chief.