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I like climbing trees. PhD Student
Department of Statistics and
Machine Learning Department

Office: GHC 8206
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (615) 364-7734
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I'm a 5th year PhD student, jointly in the Machine Learning Department and the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), advised primarily by Barnabas Poczos. I finished my undergrad at CMU in 2014 with a BS in Computer Science, a BS in Mathematical Sciences, and an MS in Mathematical Sciences. I'm fortunate to be supported by a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF and the Richard King Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Life Sciences.


My broad research interests are in the mechanisms and limits of stochastic information processing in both artificial and biological systems, viewed through a rigorous mathematical lens. I am also passionate about most other parts of mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science, especially analysis, information theory, and algorithms/complexity, as well as more biological areas such as computational and systems biology, genomics, and cognitive development. Specific areas I have worked in include nonparametric statistics, generative adversarial modeling, sparse dictionary learning, and modeling and prediction in biological systems, including (neural) functional connectivity, bacterial swarms, and higher-order genome organization.