Hello and welcome to my webzone!

I am currently a Teaching Assistant Professor for the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

After a BS in Mathematics at Illinois, I completed a PhD in Statistics at Illinois with Ping Ma. I then spent four years as a Visiting Assistant Professor, then Lecturer and MS Academic Advisor for Statistics @ Illinois.

I recently spent a year as an Associated Assistant Professor and Data Analytics Program Specialist for the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University. Go Bucks? While away from Illinois, I was an Adjunct Teaching Assistant Professor for Statistics @ Illinois where my course Statistical Modeling in R is part of the online Master of Computer Science in Data Science.

But now I have returned to spend even more time at Illinois. Yes, I have spent a lot of time at UIUC. I’m still mad they don’t use UIUC anymore. Oh well. Go Illini!


The best way to reach me is by email, which I check far too frequently. I have a phone, but honestly, I don’t know the number and I respond faster to email anyway.

You can also find me on GitHub and Reddit.


For the Fall 2020 semester I am teaching: Online.

Office Hours

Due to health and safety concerns, all Fall 2020 office hours will be held remotely. For STAT 432 and STAT 510 office hour schedules, please see the relevant syllabus.

If you would like to schedule a non-course related meeting, please send an email suggesting two possible times, on two different days. During this global work from home experiment, I have a strong preference for afternoon meetings. Please also indicate a brief agenda for the meeting. If possible, I will try to resolve the issue immediately via email.


University of Illinois

Ohio State University



The following are brief write-ups on a variety of (often student focused) topics in an attempt to only type them once. It’s a blog, but not a blog.