Robert Yi

I am a data scientist at Wayfair, currently studying uplift modeling and causality as they relate to marketing and personalization.

Previously, I obtained my Ph.D. in geophysics from MIT, studying emergent complexity in river networks with Dan Rothman.

Selected publications

Shapes of river networks
Robert Yi, Álvaro Arredondo, Eric Stansifer, Hansjörg Seybold, Daniel H. Rothman
Proc. R. Soc. A 2018 474 20180081; DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0081. Published 18 July 2018.

Symmetric rearrangement of groundwater-fed streams
Robert Yi, Yossi Cohen, Olivier Devauchelle, Goodwin Gibbins, Hansjörg Seybold, Daniel H. Rothman
Proc. R. Soc. A 2017 473 20170539; DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2017.0539. Published 8 November 2017.

Press

Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins
Results may help identify ancient climates on Earth or other planets.
Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
July 17, 2018.