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 Inderdisciplinary 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. Generally, I work on mathematical and statistical problems related to stochastic processes in biomedical and evolutionary science.
My methodological and theoretical interests are:
- Inference for stochastic processes
- Computational statistics
- Nonparametric inference
- Parallel computing / GPUs
- Machine learning
My work has practical applications in many fields, including:
- Evolution and ecology
- Infectious diseases
- Public health
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.|
|07 August 2013 Congratulations to my PhD advisor Marc A. Suchard, recipient of the 2013 COPSS Presidents' Award.|
Upcoming talks (older )
|06 December 2013: Harvard Department of Biostatistics Environmental Statistics Seminar.|
|10 January 2014: Public Health Modeling Seminar, Yale.|
|23 January 2014: MacMillan Center for the Study of American Politics Workshop on Quantitative Research Methods in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street at 1:00pm. My talk will be about social network inference for link-tracing and respondent-driven sampling designs.|
|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.|