Matthew Ploenzke


September 2015 – Present
Boston, MA

Biostatistics PhD Student

Harvard University

April 2013 – August 2015
New York, NY

Research and Statistics Group

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

December 2012 – March 2013
Duluth, MN

Office of Institutional Research

University of Minnesota Duluth


The first-layer filters employed in convolutional neural networks tend to learn, or extract, spatial features from the data. Within …

Family history information can point towards an increased risk of cancer, and identifying individuals who are at high risk is important …

Firm informality is pervasive throughout the developing world, Bangladesh being no exception. The informal status of many firms …

Shelter represents a large portion of the typical household budget. Accordingly, rent, paid either to a landlord or to oneself as an …

Tuition inflation in higher education has greatly outpaced other industries, leading to extremely high annual undergraduate tuition. …


CSHL Biological Data Science conference slides.

Harvard STAT115/BST282 guest lecture on deep learning methods for genomics.



I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at Harvard University: