Rebeca Salas-Boni

PhD Student, Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Contact Information

Room 506, Warren Weaver Hall
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212.998.3379
Email: salasboni at cims dot nyu dot edu
Here's my CV.


My research interests lie in the areas of Machine Learning, Biostatistics, Dimensional reduction and numerical linear algebra. Data collection has always been an essential tool for better understanding a system. Examples include clinical data from several patients to quantify side effects of a new drug, or precipitation and temperature data to understand climate changes in a region. In recent times, the proliferation and increasing power of computing technology has multiplied the size of our data sets. I am interested in methods for reducing the dimensionality of the data, so that its essential characteristics are still preserved. I am especially interested in interdisciplinary projects, both in Neuroscience and Medicine.
I am working under the supervision of Esteban Tabak.

R. Salas-Boni and E. G. Tabak,
Principal components: a descent algorithm.

R. Salas-Boni and E. G. Tabak,
Feature Extraction through Rotations.

R. Salas-Boni, T. Oyama, M. Zlatic and E. Tabak.
Hypothesis testing via classifier performance with an application to identifying Drosophila larval behavioral "mutants".


Calculus I (Fall 2009 - Spring 2013, TA)
Calculus I (Summer 2010, Instructor)