About me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. I have a secondary appointment in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and I am affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program.

I completed my PhD in Biomathematics at UCLA in 2012 under the guidance of Marc A. Suchard. I work on mathematical and statistical problems related to stochastic processes in epidemiology, public health, biomedicine, evolutionary science.

My methodological and theoretical interests are:

  • Continuous-time Markov chains
  • Counting processes
  • Computational statistics
  • Walks on networks and graphs
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms

My work has practical applications in many fields, including:

  • Public health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Genetics

Please contact me if you would like to know more about my work.

Photo by Jordan Emont.

Recent News (older )

03 June 2014 New manuscript: A recruitment model and population size estimation for respondent-driven sampling.
02 June 2014 New manuscript: Combining List Experiment and Direct Question Estimates of Sensitive Behavior Prevalence with Peter M. Aronow, Alexander Coppock, and Donald P. Green.
26 May 2014 New manuscript: Sex, lies, and self-reported counts: Bayesian mixture models for longitudinal heaped count data via birth-death processes with Robert E. Weiss and Marc A. Suchard.
19 March 2014 New manuscript: On the distribution of interspecies correlation for markov mutation models on yule trees with Willem H. Mulder.

Upcoming talks (older )

09 June 2014: I will be giving a talk on population size estimation using data obtained by respondent-driven sampling at the UNAIDS Reference Group Consultation on Population Size Estimation Based on Respondent-driven Sampling at UMASS Amherst.
03 August 2014: At the Joint Statistical Meetings I am giving a talk in Session 210137, “Counting processes for disease modeling”. I am also chair for Session 210136, “Innovations in stochastic models and inference for molecular evolution”.

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