Dr. Wood is an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University. He formerly was a postdoctoral fellow of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit of the University College London under Dr. Yee Whye Teh while simultaneously serving as a consultant to the sports bookmaker Stan James. He received his PhD from Brown University in computer science under the supervision of Dr. Michael Black and Dr. Tom Griffiths.

Dr. Wood is a product of Illinois’ experimental public residential high school IMSA from which he graduated in 1992. He began college at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) but transfered and received a B.S. in computer science from Cornell University in 1996. He worked for the Cornell Theory Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before running ToFish! (sold to Time Warner) and Interfolio.

Dr. Wood currently lives on the upper west side of Manhattan.

Dr. Wood plays many sports including softball, football, and basketball. He runs, albeit slowly now due to chronic knee and hip injuries, and bicycles (road). He has been known to play the trumpet and can hold a tune while singing. Dr. Wood has traveled extensively, invents things, enjoys writing, and wishes he still had a garden.

Email: fwood@stat.columbia.edu
Room 1017
School of Social Work
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New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.851.2150
Skype: frank_wood