About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Beijing University of Technology. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research scientist in Dr. Liam Paninski’s group in the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute of Mind Brain Behavior.

Education & Training

Throughout my academic training, I have been blessed with outstanding mentors. I did my undergraduate senior project on functional mixed effects models for longitudinal data with Dr. Elizabeth Malloy, who introduced me to statistical research and strongly encouraged me to apply to PhD programs. My doctoral thesis advisor was Dr. Uri Eden, a brilliant statistician and an engaging teacher at once, who inspired and supported me to continue on the academic career path. During my PhD, I started a collaboration with Dr. Loren Frank and his lab, who taught me that, besides all things brain, doing good science is a fulfilling and joyous thing. I have been working at the intersection of statistics and neuroscience ever since.

  • Postdoctoral Training, Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind
    • Columbia University, July 2016–November 2019
  • Ph.D., Mathematics, specialization in Statistics
    • Boston University, May 2016
  • B.S., Statistics
    • American University, May 2011