I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the department of statistics at Wharton/UPenn this fall as an assistant professor.

I am currently a Stein fellow in the Statistics Department at Stanford. You can see a current list of my papers here or on my arXiv page. My research interests include

  1. Markov chain Monte Carlo and scalable Bayesian computation
  2. High dimensional statistics; and
  3. Algorithmic fairness

I also do a lot of applied/methodological work, especially in

  1. Casualty estimation
  2. Large-scale experimentation in industry
  3. Genetics

For specific papers, see my CV or my arXiv author page.

I am a Ph.D. alumnus of the Department of Statistical Science at Duke and an alum of Amherst CollegeI am a statistical consultant for HRDAG and have been a data science advisor/consultant for DataPad, eBay, and Treasure Data. I have also collaborated with MaxPoint Interactive.

Prior to graduate school, I worked in research laboratories at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where I studied a variety of problems in cell biology and signal transduction using Drosophila Melanogaster as a model organism, and at UCSF, where I studied Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis. I was subsequently a consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, where I was responsible for constructing econometric/statistical models, risk analytics, and served as a project manager on many engagements.

I spent most of 2011 living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and traveling in South America and Europe.

In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, cycling and running (see my strava), traveling, and spending time with my wife and two poodles, not necessarily in that order.