Kory Johnson

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
A-1090 Vienna
Room 6.602
Curriculum Vitae


I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Vienna and work with Hannes Leeb and Benedikt Pötscher. I completed my PhD in statistics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and was co-advised by Robert Stine and Dean Foster.

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on feature selection, post-selection inference, and Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML).


PhD Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2016.

MA Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2016.

BS Economics-Concentration in Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.

BA Economics and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.


Honors and Awards

SIAM Student Travel Award, 2014. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining.

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 2011. University of Pennsylvania.


Current: Linear Models


Summer 2015: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.
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Recitation Instructor

Spring 2015: Statistics 111-Introductory Statistics.

Spring 2012: Statistics 111-Introductory Statistics.

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016: Statistics 474/974-Modern Regression for the Social, Behavioral, and Biological Sciences.

Fall 2015: Statistics 102-Introductory Business Statistics.

Fall 2014: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.

Spring 2014: Statistics 521-Applied Econometrics II.

Fall 2013: Statistics 471-Intermediate Statistics.

Spring 2013: Statistics 101-Introductory Business Statistics.

Fall 2012: Statistics 520-Applied Econometrics I.

Fall 2011: Statistics 102-Introductory Business Statistics.


My non-academic hobbies are centered around rock climbing and mountaineering. For highlights from recent trips, click here.