About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, working with Prof. Wenyi Wang. I received my PhD degree in Statistics from North Carolina State University in 2022, advised by Prof. Eric C. Chi (now at Rice University). I am broadly interested in numerical optimization, machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, and their applications in cancer omics data analysis, including genomic diversity and transcriptomic heterogeneity.

Since my PhD studies, I have had great pleasure in working with Prof. Kenneth L. Lange , Prof. Boaz Nadler, Prof. Shiqian Ma, Prof. Aaron J. Molstad, and Prof. Amanda Randles on a diverse set of projects. From Summer 2021 to Summer 2022, I had a wonderful internship at Argonne National Laboratory, working on a research project on derivative-free optimization under the supervision of Dr. Stefan M. Wild (now at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab).

Outside of research, I love brisk walking, fitness classes, and yoga (particularly hot yoga). I am proud of being a yogi! You never know what persistence will pay you off!