Julian Morimoto

(2024) Summer Graduate Student Fellow

Julian Morimoto is a Ph.D. student in Statistics at UC Berkeley and consultant for the World Bank Group. His research lies at the intersection of law and statistics. At Berkeley, he is working on a problem with Nikita Zhivotovskiy regarding dimension-free bounds for robust estimation with high dimensional, contaminated data. At the World Bank, he is working on cross-country projects regarding 1) the relationship between legal environments and women’s empowerment, 2) the size and reach of informal businesses, and 3) the strength of primary health care systems. Before his Ph.D., he did a research fellowship in Manila and Tokyo supported by Harvard University and the Fulbright program, focused on identifying at-risk groups for human rights violations. Prior to that, he worked as an associate for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He holds a J.D. from Harvard University and a B.A. in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University.

Outside of work, he performs with the Ballet Company at Berkeley and is a proud alumnus of the Harvard Ballet Company. He is grateful to have recently showcased a solo as Basilio from “Don Quixote” in the Spring of 2024, and hopes to one day learn (and properly execute) the Actaeon variation.