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My background

Academic appointments
  • July 2018 - present, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.
  • August 2013 - June 2018, Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Florida.
Education
Awards and distinctions
  • Conference travel awards: MCMSki 2014, CASP10 2012.
  • Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University.
    Awarded for Spring 2010 and Fall 2011 semesters.
  • Post-qualifying talk award, Harvard University, Department of Statistics. Spring 2011.
    Awarded each semester to two PhD candidates for quality and depth of research.
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2008 (declined).
  • Nash Medal, University of British Columbia, Department of Statistics. Spring 2008.
    Awarded annually to the most outstanding graduating student in the B.Sc. program in statistics.
  • 67th William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, UBC Team honourable mention, 2006.
  • University of British Columbia: BMO Financial Group National Scholarship, 2003-2007.
    Full four-year merit-based scholarship, awarded to the top 4 students entering UBC, and based on continuing academic and extracurricular achievements.
Teaching
  • Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017: STA 4321/5325, Introduction to Probability / Fundamentals of Probability.
  • Fall 2014, Fall 2016: STA 4222/5223, Design of Sample Surveys.
  • Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017: STA 4322/5328, Introduction to Statistical Inference.
Previous research and work experience
  • May 2010 - May 2013: Research fellow, Department of Statistics, Harvard University.
  • Sep 2007 - Apr 2008, Jun 2009 - Aug 2009: Research assistant, Forest Products Group, Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia.
  • Jan 2007 - Apr 2007, May 2008 - Aug 2008: Survey Methodologist, Statistics Canada.
  • Jun 2006 - Aug 2006: Research assistant, National Lab for Marine and Coastal Meteorology, Environment Canada.