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 public health, biomedicine, evolutionary science.
My methodological and theoretical interests are:
- Continuous-time Markov chains
- Counting processes
- Computational statistics
- Walks on networks and graphs
My work has practical applications in many fields, including:
- Public health
- Infectious diseases
- Evolution and ecology
Please contact me if you would like to know more about my work.
Recent News (older )
|04 December 2013 Now published in JASA: Estimation for general birth-death processes with Vladimir N. Minin and Marc A. Suchard.|
|26 November 2013 I am now affiliated with the Center for Inderdisciplinary Research on AIDS and its interdisciplinary research methods core.|
Upcoming talks (older )
|22 February 2014: INSNA Sunbelt conference in St. Petersburg, FL. My talk will be on “Respondent-driven sampling on random graphs: analytic results for network inference”.|
|07 March 2014: MM/EM session of the INFORMS Optimization society conference at Rice University in Houston, TX. I will discuss EM and MM algorithms for estimation using data from continuous-time Markov chains and random walks on graphs.|
|26 April 2014: I am tentatively involved in a session at the New England Statistics Symposium at the Harvard School of Public Health.|
|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”.|