I am currently a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington, working under the supervision of Dr. Tyler McCormick. I was a research intern at Microsoft Research during summer 2016.
Starting in September 2018, I will be a postdoctoral associate in the Crawford Lab in the Department of Biostatistics at Yale University.
I am broadly interested in Bayesian methods for data from demography and other social science domains. My research focuses primarily on developing Bayesian graphical models to characterize dependence structures in complex, high-dimensional, and noisy data, while accounting for different types of informative prior information.
Much of my work involves using statistical models to improve understandings of the basic health indicators in the developing world (e.g., mortality rate and causes of death), and building open-sourced software and promoting reproducibility in these areas.