Brief biography
Welcome to my webpage! I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. My PhD is in Statistics from UNC at Chapel Hill. I was advised by Jan Hannig at UNC, and Curt Storlie at the Mayo Clinic.

Link: Curriculum Vitae
Link: Google Scholar Profile
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Current research interests
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Conformal predictions
  • Hidden Markov models
  • Model/feature selection
  • Medical science applications
  • Conflict research applications


I have been invited as a Visiting Fellow as part of the 2022-2023 research project Stability and Change at the Centre for Advanced Study at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (website). As part of my participation, I will be in Oslo, Norway during August - December 2022.

I was awarded the 2021-22 LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence: website.

My first PhD student, Salil Koner, co-advised by Ana-Maria Staicu, graduated in Fall 2021! Congradulations, Dr. Koner!
Check out his research at: website

Completed a great Summer 2021 REU project with these excellent undergraduate students.
Check out the preprint of our manuscript: website

One of my papers has been featured on a popular machine learning podcast website.