I am an Associate Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia in Statistics. Prior to arriving at Virginia Tech, I was a post-doctoral research associate for two years in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University, United Kingdom. Funded by a grant called, Managing Uncertainty in Complex Models (MUCM), I worked closely with Dr. Michael Goldstein to develop novel approaches for computer model uncertainty analyses.

I started my post-doctoral position shortly after receiving my Ph.D. in Statistics (September 2006) from the Institute for Statistics and Decision Sciences (ISDS) (which is now called the Department of Statistical Sciences) at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The title of my dissertation was "Nonparametric Bayesian Models in Expression Proteomic Applications". Advised by Dr. Robert Wolpert and Dr. Merlise Clyde, I developed Levy random field models to obtain interpretable data representations of proteomic data.

Before Duke University, I worked for two years (1999-2001) in the Statistics and Data Analysis Systems Department at the Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University (1994-1999) of Ithaca, New York. From Cornell, I received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biometry/Statistics and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) in Curriculum Development in 1998 and 1999 respectively.


I am a big fan of hiking.  When possible, my family and I head to the Colorado Rocky Mountains to camp. One year we hiked to West Lost Lake. Check out the water, I mean sky, I mean water...