Geoffrey Schiebinger

PICTURE Geoffrey Schiebinger

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia


My research is supported in part by a
Career Award at the Scientific Interface
from the Burroughs Welcome Fund.


I am interested in the interplay between theory and experiment in the natural and mathematical sciences. My current research focuses on stochastic processes in developmental biology and cellular reprogramming. I am developing a mathematical model of development based on optimal transport, studying its theoretical properties, and using the model to study the dynamics of gene regulation.

Open positions

I am actively recruiting graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate researchers. To apply, please send an email to my UBC address with a paragraph about your research interests and your math background.


Before coming to UBC, I was a postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the MIT Center for Statistics + Data Science. My postdoc mentors were Eric Lander, Aviv Regev, and Philippe Rigollet.

I got my PhD in Statistics from UC Berkeley in 2016. Here is a link to my thesis on the mathematics of precision measurement. While at Berkeley, I was fortunate to be advised by Benjamin Recht, and also work with Martin Wainwright, Bin Yu, and Adityanand Guntuboyina. Before that, I did my undergrad at Stanford University, where I earned a B.S. in Mathematics (minor in Physics) and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2011.

In my spare time, I like to go kite boarding!


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