Bio

Research

My research broadly focusses on challenges that arise in large-scale statistical inference problems.These challenges are espeically motivated by problems in systems biology and neuroscience. Existing methods for solving problems typically suffer from both statistical and computational limitations. I focus on developing methods that address these statistical and computational challenges which leads to: (1) novel algorithms and theoretical insights; (2) potentially novel insights in both systems biology and neuroscience. A list of my publications may be found here.

Current Students

  • Han Chen (co-advisor)
  • Yongjoon Kim
  • Yuan Li
  • Hyebin Song
  • Duzhe Wang
  • Former Students

  • Gunwoong Park (Post-doc University of Michigan)
  • Funding

  • NSF-DMS 1407028 (2014-17)
  • UW2020 WARF Discovery Initiative (Co-PI) (2016-18)
  • UW-Madison Fall Research Competition ('14, '15, '16)
  • Teaching

  • Stat 309 Introduction to Probability (Fall '13, '14, '15, Spring '14, '16)
  • Stat 992 Graphical Models (Spring '15)
  • Stat 679 Introduction to Graphical Models (Fall '15)
  • Teaching award: Honored Instructor (Spring '14)
  • Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence Fellow (Fall '15)