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.
I am broadly interested in Bayesian methods for large and noisy data from the field of demography and other social science domains. My current research focuses mainly on characterizing dependence structures using Bayesian graphical models while accounting for different types of informative prior information.
Much of my work focuses on developing statistical methods and computational tools to improve understandings of the basic health indicators in the developing world.