In 2022, I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Statistics from Kansas State University. My undergraduate degree was in statistics, mathematics, and computer science, with a specialization in statistics. It was the allure of statistics and data science that ignited my passion and set me firmly on the trajectory of pursuing a career in statistics. Currently, I work as a Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory situated in Richland, Washington. In this role, I am actively engaged in the design, development, and implementation of statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze data across multiple application domains of national significance. These domains encompass renewable energy siting, environmental surveillance, military installation resilience, site contamination assessment, wildlife habitat analysis, climate change, decarbonization-related energy system interactions, and environmental and energy equity.
My research encompasses a wide array of topics including spatio-temporal statistics, data fusion, hierarchical models, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, data uncertainty quantification, image processing and segmentation, and species distribution modeling. My affinity for programming is evident, and I possess a robust proficiency in languages such as R, Python, SAS, MINITAB, and MySQL. Furthermore, my skill set extends to encompass Java, C++, as well as cluster management tools within Linux/Unix environments.
I have a genuine passion for delving into data analysis to uncover intricate patterns. The prospect of devising practical solutions for real-world challenges and leveraging data-derived patterns to enhance human lives is both exhilarating and rewarding. My extensive background in research, industry, and teaching has played a pivotal role in refining my professional, technical, and leadership proficiencies. These honed skills stand as invaluable assets that I believe will be instrumental in realizing my aspirations as a statistics/data science professional.
Beyond my professional pursuits, I find joy in engaging with various community activities and events. Dancing, painting, singing, cake decorating, sewing, playing badminton, and traveling are among my passions. Additionally, I actively participate in community service groups, dedicating my time to volunteer for meaningful causes. I firmly believe that even the smallest contributions can yield significant positive impacts on society.