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, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program, and the Operations doctoral program at the School of Management.
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, and 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.
Photo by Jordan Emont.
Recent News (older )
|19 September 2014 Now published online ahead of print: On the distribution of interspecies correlation for Markov models of character evolution on Yule trees with Willem Mulder.|
|17 September 2014 I am now affiliated with the Yale School of Management’s new Operations doctoral program.|
|29 July 2014 New manuscript: Birth-death processes with Marc A. Suchard.|
|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.|
Upcoming talks (older )
|01 October 2014: I am giving a short talk at the Yale Center for Network Science on link-tracing network sampling designs at 12:00pm in the YINS common area at 17 Hillhouse Ave.|
|15 June 2015: I am giving a talk in the session Statistical Methods in Molecular Evolution at the Statistical Society of Canada annual meeting in Halifax, NS.|