2014: Ph.D. in Statistics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
2010: M.A. in Statistics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
2007: B.A. cum laude in Statistics, Harvard University
Applied probability, exact distribution theory, stochastic control, mathematical finance, optimal stopping, and statistical inference for stochastic processes.
Philip Ernst is an Assistant Professor and Dobelman Family Junior Chair at Rice University. Ernst earned his Ph.D. in statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and joined the Rice faculty that same year. He is an editor for Communications on Stochastic Analysis, an associate editor for Stochastics, and an associate editor for¬†Statistics and Probability Letters.
In 2018, Ernst was honored with the¬†2018 Tweedie New Researcher Award¬†from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.¬†The award¬†is widely considered the highest honor for excellence in research for an early-career statistician or applied probabilist. In that same year, Ernst also received the prestigious Army Research (ARO) Young Investigator Award.
In 2017, Ernst was the recipient of the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teacher Award, the oldest award given to faculty members at Rice University.¬† In 2016, Ernst was the recipient of the Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching, given annually to one Rice assistant professor for excellence in teaching. In 2015, he received the Graduate Student Association Teaching/Mentoring Award, given annually to two faculty members.