I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University, advised by Prof. Art Owen. I am also completing a minor in Computer Science. For the past three years, I was supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

My research interests are in statistical algorithms for big and streaming data. With Prof. Owen, I am researching the scalable analysis of massive datasets with crossed structure, which commonly occur in Internet applications. We are devising algorithms for estimation, inference, and prediction on such datasets that have only linear time and space complexity.

Before joining the Ph.D. program at Stanford, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an undergrad, I was an intern at Microsoft Research Asia through the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS). I also participated in the North Carolina State University Math REU, working with Prof. Carl Meyer.

Currently, I am a research intern at Intel's Visual Computing Lab.

I expect to graduate in June 2017. My resume can be found here.


Ph.D., Statistics , Stanford University, 2017 (expected) with minor in Computer Science.
S.B., Mathematics and Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.


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