Assistant Professor

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo, and a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute. I completed my PhD in Statistical Sciences as a Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto. During my PhD I was also affiliated with the Vector Institute. My research interests focus around computational statistics and statistical learning theory. Before joining UWaterloo, I was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of Chicago’s Data Science Institute.


  • Online Learning
  • Computational Statistics
  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Applied Probability
  • Markov Chains & Processes


  • PhD in Statistical Sciences, 2022

    University of Toronto

  • MSc in Statistical Sciences, 2017

    University of Toronto

  • BMath Mathematical Finance, 2014

    University of Waterloo