Masters Alumni

2018

Cecily Abraham

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Gilad Amitai

Thesis Title
Bayesian Inference Via Partitioning Under Differential Privacy

Beau Coker

Thesis Title
A Theory of Statistical Inference for Ensuring the Robustness of Scientific Results

Carmen Dekmezian

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Liyu Gong

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Tun Chieh Hsu

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Eden Huang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yimeng Jia

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yijun Jiang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xialingzi Jin

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Woo Min Kim

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Faustine Li

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Jason Li

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Moyuan Li

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xichu Liu

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xilin Cecilia Shi

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Muyao Sun

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Luyang Wang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xiaozhou Wang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yizheng Wang

Thesis Title
A Bayesian Forward Simulation Approach to Establishing a Realistic Prior Model for Complex Geometrical Objects

Dewen Xu

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xingyu Yan

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Mengrui Yin

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Liwen Zhang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yizhe Zhang

Thesis Title
MSC Portfolio Presentation

Hengqian Zhang

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Ran Zhou

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Jiancong Zhu

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

2017

Stephanie Brown

  • Quality Assurance Analyst
    Manning & Napier Advisors
    June 2017-Present

Gonzalo Bustos

  • Head of Data Analytics
    Hortifrut
    September 2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yaqian Cheng

  • Data Scientist
    Akamai Technologies
    July 2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Dayi Fang

  • Statistical Analyst
    ComScore
    October 2017-Present
Thesis Title
Portfolio Presentation

Yuan "Andrea" Gao

  • Data Scientist
    Activehours
    June 2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yaqi "Sophie" Guo

  • Machine Learning Engineer
    BrightCrowd
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Sanjay Hariharan

  • Data Scientist
    QuantumBlack
    September 2017-Present
Thesis Title
Real-Time Sepsis Prediction Using an End-toEnd Multi-Task Gaussian Process RNN Classifier

Menglan Jiang

  • Risk Team
    American Credit Acceptance
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Drew Jordan

  • Baseball Analyst
    Detroit Tigers
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Measuring Baseball Defensive Value Using Statcast Data

Anh Le

  • PhD Candidate, Political Science
Thesis Title
MSC Portfolio Presentation

Yulin Lei

  • Data Scientist
    Quantifind
    July 2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Mengrun Li

  • Customer Intelligence Analytics Analyst
    Carnival Cruise Lines
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Ilan Man

  • Data Science Team Leader
    Paperless Post - New York
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Reuben McCreanor

  • Applied Statistician
    Survey Monkey
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Dynamic Time Varying Models for Predicting Patient Deterioration

Sarah Normoyle

  • Data Scientist
    Amida Technology Solutions
    October 2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Lei Qian

  • Mathematical Research Statistician
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Thesis Title
Spatial Assignments Using Intrinsic Markers to Infer Migratory Patterns

Megan Robertson

  • Data Scientist
    Nike, New York
    2018-Present
  • Data Scientist
    Simple Reach
    2017-2018
Thesis Title
An Analysis of NBA Spatio-Temporal Data

Wei "Emily" Shao

  • Data Science Intern
    nlightn Technologies
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Supervised MELD for Multidomain Mixed Membership Analyses

Hao Sheng

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Wenli Shi

  • PhD Student
    North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics
Thesis Title
Some Explorations of Bayesian Joint Quantile Regression

Leonardo Shu

  • Researcher
    Duke Center for Health Analytics
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Sunith Suresh

  • Data Scientist II
    InfiniaML
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Bayesian Solution to the 20 Question Game with Application to Recommender Systems

Qi Wang

  • Data Scientist
    QuaEra Insights
    June 2017
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Fu Wen

  • Customer Insights and Performance Analytics Analyst
    Carnival Cruise Line
    November 2017 - Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Hanqiu Xia

  • Data Engineer
    Oath Online Ads
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Lin Xiao

  • Data Scientist
    Capital One
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Xin Xu

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Anna Yanchenko

  • R&D Associate Technical Staff
    MIT - Lincoln Laboratory
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Classical Music Composition Using Hidden Markhov Models

Yifan Ye

  • PhD Student
    Boston University, Economics Department
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Joon Yoon

  • PhD Student
    University of Southern California, Leventhal School of Accounting
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Sophie Yu

Thesis Title
Differentially Private Verifications of Predictions from Synthetic Data

Jiangzhen Yu

  • Data Scientist
    Autodesk
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Azeem Zaman

  • PhD Student
    Harvard University, Department of Statistics
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
Bayesian Hierarchical Models to Address Problems in Neuroscience & Economics

Ziyue Zeng

  • Quantitative Analyst
    Quantitative Management Associates
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Youyuan "Darien" Zhang

  • Machine Learning Engineer - Siri Team
    Apple
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

2016

Yongjian Bi

  • Data Scientist
    Concur Technologies
    2016-Present
  • Data Scientist
    OfferUp
    April 2018 - Present
Thesis Title
Scheduling Optimization with LDA and Greedy Algorithm

Shijia Bian

  • Biostatistician
    Biogen
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yuhan Chen

  • Ph.D. Student in Statistical Science
    Duke University
Thesis Title
A Bayesian Dirichlet-Multinomial Test for Cross-Group DIfferences

Yu Chen

  • Data Scientist
    KPMG
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yang Chen

  • Ph.D. Student in Economics Department
    Peking University
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Zheng Ding (Joseph S. Ting)

  • Enterprise Architect / Data Scientist
    Akamai
    2017-Present
  • Data Scientist
    SOASTA
    2016-2017
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Dipesh Gautam

  • Data Analyst
    BioMetrix
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Shaobo Han

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Statistical Science
    Duke University
Thesis Title
MSC Portfolio Presentation

David Klemish

Thesis Title
A Comparison of Serial & Parallel Particle Filters for Time Series Analysis

Princeton Lee

  • Director of Commercial Services
    Panton, Inc.
    2017-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Jiseon (Sophie) Lee

  • Ph.D. Student, Political Science
    Duke University
Thesis Title
MSC Portfolio Presentation

Xinyi Li

  • Data Scientist
    QuaEra Insights
    2016-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yuhao Liang

  • Associate Data Scientist
    Lean TaaS
    July 2016-April 2018
  • Data Scientist
    Prism Analytics
    April 2018 - Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Lei Liu

  • Product & Delivery Analyst
    McKinsey & Company
    4/2017 - Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Yanyu Liu

  • Data Scientist
    QuaEra Insights
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Haosheng Luo

  • Data Analyst
    WedPics
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Jialiang Mao

  • Ph.D. Student in Statistical Science
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Pyramid Multi-resolution Scanning for Two-sample Comparison

Yue Mu

  • Actuarial Assistant
    Liberty Mutual
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Min Jung Park

Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Yang Su

  • Data Analyst
    CreditEase
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Andrew Wong

  • Data Scientist Manager
    Neustar, Inc.
    2016-Present
Thesis Title
MSS Portfolio Presentation

Hanqiu Xia

  • Data Scientist
    Yahoo, Inc
    July 2017
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Xi Yang

  • Ph.D. Student
    Department of Statistics & Operations Research, UNC
    2016-Present
Thesis Title
Multiview Weighted Network

Yikun Zhou

  • Senior Analyst, Prime Brokerage Group
    CITIC Securities
    2016-Present
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

2015

Radhika Anand

  • Data Scientist, Time Series Forecasting
    Uber
Thesis Title
Claims Severity Modeling

Yong Cao

  • Statistical Analyst
    WalMart
Thesis Title
MSEM Portfolio Presentation

Fan Dai

  • Ph.D. Student, Statistics Department
    Iowa State University
Thesis Title
A Tapered Pareto-Poisson Model for Extreme Pyroclastic Flows: Application to the Quantification of Volcano Hazards

Jacob Fisher

  • Research Investigator
    Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan
    July 2017
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Sociology Department
    Duke University
    2015-2017
Thesis Title
Social Space Diffusion

George Helman

  • Data Modeler
    US EPA
    2016-Present

Yue Jiang

  • Senior Data Scientist
    Juno Therapeutics
    2018-Present
Thesis Title
Predicting Ligand Selectivity of Mammalian Odorant Receptors

Yu Jiang

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
    Illumina
Thesis Title
Leveraging Population Information in Family-based Rare Variant Association Analyses of Quantitative Traits

Yu Jiang

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
    Illumina
    2015-Present
Thesis Title
Leveraging Population Information in Family-based Rare Variant Association Analyses of Quantitative Traits

Sheng Jiang

  • Ph.D. Student in Statistics
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Bayesian Models for Causal Analysis with Many Potentially Weak Instruments

Kirti Kamboj

  • Data Scientist
    McKesson
Thesis Title
VizMaps: A Bayesian Topic Modeling Based PubMed Search Interface

Wenzhao Lian

  • Senior Researcher
    Vicarious AI
    2016 - Present
Thesis Title
Predictive Models for Point Processes

Amaze Lusompa

  • Ph.D. Student, Economics Department
    UC Irvine
Thesis Title
U.S. Fiscal Multipliers

Sohae "Eve" Oh

  • Ph.D. Student, Economics Department
    North Carolina State University
Thesis Title
Multiple Imputation on Missing Values in Time Series Data

Vivek Subramanian

  • Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Engineering
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Variational Inference for Nonlinear Regression Using Dimension Reduced Mixtures of Generalized Linear Models with Application to Neural Data

Xuan Sun

  • Associate
    HuaTai Securities Co., Ltd.
Thesis Title
Applications of Statistical and Economic Analysis in Finance and Health Industry

Yang Wang

  • Ph.D. Student, Economics Department
    Tulane University
Thesis Title
Do Chinese Investors Get What They Don’t Pay For? Expense Ratios, Loads, and The Returns to China's Open-End Mutual Funds

Yi Yin

  • Post Doc Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    Harvard University
Thesis Title
Predictive Modeling of Loss-of-Heterozygosity Events in Yeast

Jianling Zhong

  • Ph.D. Student, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
    Duke University
Thesis Title
A Bayesian Model for Nucleosome Positioning Using DNase-seq Data

2014

Timothy C. Au

  • Quantitative Analyst
    Google Inc

Mary Beth Broadbent

  • Quantitative Analyst
    Google Inc
    2016-Present

Daniel P. Heard

  • Director of Risk Management
    USAA Federal Savings Bank

Zachary Kramer

  • Product and Marketing Data Analyst
    Draftstreet.com
Thesis Title
Default Prior Choice for Bayesian Model Selection in Generalized Linear Models with Applications in Mortgage Default

Jiawei Liang

  • Time Advertising Inc.
Thesis Title
Mining Political Blogs With Network Based Topic Models

Michael Mayhew

  • Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
    Inflammatix, Inc
    2017-Present
  • Project Lead
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    2014-2017
Thesis Title
Bayesian Statistical Models of Cell-Cycle Progression at Single-Cell and Population Levels

Yan Shang

  • Research Scientist
    Facebook
Thesis Title
Exploiting Big Data in Logistics Risk Assessment via Bayesian Nonparametrics

Ye Wang

  • Ph.D. Student in Statistics
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Bayes High-Dimensional Density Estimation Using Multiscale Dictionaries

Yingjian Wang

  • Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Gaussian Beta Process

Kai Zhu

  • Huxley Faculty Fellow, Department of Biosciences
    Rice University
    2016 - Present
Thesis Title
Integral Projection Models: Simulation Studies and Sensitivity Analyses

2013

Anjishnu Banerjee

  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    2014-Present
  • Research Scientist, Global Inventory Platform
    Amazon, LLC
    2013-2014

Fernando V. Bonassi

  • Statistician
    Google - YouTube Data Science

Christopher Challis

  • Data Science Manager
    Adobe
    2017 - Present
  • Data Science Director
    Huntington National Bank
    2015-2017
  • Digital Fraud Detection VP
    JP Morgan Chase
    2015-2015
  • Marketing Analysis Senior Manager Vice President
    JP Morgan Chase
    2013-2015

Yingbo Li

  • Assistant Professor of Statistics, Deparment of Mathematical Sciences
    Clemson University
    August 2013 - June 2017
  • Manager, Data Science
    Capital One
    June 2017 - Present

Silvia Montagna

  • Assistant Professor
    Dipartimento di Scienze Economico-sociali e Matematico-statistiche University of Torino (Italy)
    2018-Present
  • Lecturer in Statistics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
    University of Kent
    2017-2018

Jared Murray

  • Assistant Professor, McCombs School of Business
    The University of Texas at Austin

Francesca Petralia

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics & Genomics
    Mount Sinai Hospital

Allen Riddell

  • Neukom Fellow (postdoc)
    Dartmouth College
Thesis Title
Studying Literary History with Latent Feature Models

Denis Valle

  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biomedical Modeling
    UCLA
Thesis Title
Improving the Modeling of Government Surveillance Data: a Case Study on Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon

Fangpo Wang

  • Data Scientist
    Adobe Systems Inc

XianXing Zhang

Thesis Title
Nested Latent Factor Models

2012

Anirban Bhattacharya

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
    Texas A&M University

Yiting Deng

  • Assistant Professor of Marketing
    University of Notre Dame
Thesis Title
Modeling Missing Data in Panel Studies with Multiple Refreshment Samples

Jouchi Nakajima

  • Senior Economist
    Bank for International Settlements

Debdeep Pati

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
    Florida State University
    2012-2017
  • Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
    Texas A&M University
    July 2017-Present

Daniel Runcie

  • Assistant Professor Plant Sciences Dept.
    UC Davis
Thesis Title
Bayesian Models for Relating Gene Expression and Morphological Shape Variation in Sea Urchin Larvae

2011

Ana Paula De Oliveira Sales

  • Statistician, Applied Statistics Group
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
Thesis Title
Clustering Multiple Related Datasets with a Hierarchical Dirichlet Process

Ken Van Haren

  • Machine Learning Software Engineer
    Mavizon Technologies

Ying Yang

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Stanford University School of Medicine
Thesis Title
Spatial Bayesian Variable Selection with Application to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

2010

Arturas Rozenas

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Politics
    New York University
    2013-Present
Thesis Title
Inferring Ideological Ambiguity from Expert Data

Scott L. Schwartz

  • Research Associate - Department of Integrative Biology
    University of Texas at Austin

Shouqiang Wang

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Texas at Dallas
Thesis Title
Two Applications of Adversarial Risk Analysis

Yu Zeng

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, CDF experiment
    Duke University
Thesis Title
Momentum Scale Estimation Using Maximum LikelihoodTemplate Fitting

Guoxian Zhang

  • Data Scientist
    Groupon
Thesis Title
An Integrated Online Path Planning and Control Approach for Robotic Sensor Networks

2009

Zhenglei Gao

  • Statistician
    Bayer CropScience

Botao Jia

  • Developer
    KCG Holdings, Inc
    June 2014 - Present
  • Associate, Financial Modeling Group
    BlackRock
    July 2011-June 2014
Thesis Title
Duke Free Electron Laser Storage Ring Beam Energy Spread Analysis

Jacob M Montgomery

  • Assistant Professor
    Washington University in St. Louis
Thesis Title
Partisan Representation: Voters, Partisans, and Responsiveness in the U.S. Senate

Huidong Xu

  • Associate
    BlackRock
Thesis Title
Modeling Stochastic Switching of Electric Field Distributions in Semiconductor Superlattices

Xiang Zhou

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Chicago, Department of Biostatistics & School of Public Health
Thesis Title
Parameter Estimation in Ising and Potts Models with Applications to Computational Protein Design

2008

Betsy Enstrom

  • Research Statistician Developer
    IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Quanlin Li

  • Sr. Biostatistician
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Thesis Title
Bayesian Inverse Model to Estimate Global Carbon Monoxide Emissions

Jeffrey A. Sipe

  • Major, Deputy Division Chief
    United States Air Force

2007

Jonathan L. Jesneck

  • Research Scientist; Chief Scientist and VP, Research and Development
    MIT; Eye-R Systems, Inc

Junyi Xie

  • Software Engineer
    Couchbase

2006

Qing Xia

  • Research Scientist
    NISS

Jieru Zheng

  • Associate Practice Executive
    Campbell Alliance
Thesis Title
Regularization and Model Selection for Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) Studies of MHC-Peptide Binding

2005

Jimmy Teng

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

2004

2003

Catherine (Kate) Calder

  • Professor, Department of Statistics
    The Ohio State University
    2003-Present

Kiona Ogle

  • Assistant Professor
    Center for Biology and Society

2002

Sining Chen

  • Chief Analytics Officer
    Mies Jansen, Inc.

Philippe Leudi

  • Vice President
    AlphaSimplex

Ning Li

  • Assistant Professor
    George Mason University

2001

Mark Borsuk

  • PI, Community Engagement Core Toxic Metals Research Program
    Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

2000

Brian Beckage

  • Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology
    University of Vermont

Jane Liu

  • Statistical Finance Analyst - Retired
    UBS Warburg, LLC, CT

Hedibert F. Lopes

  • Full Professor of Statistics and Econometrics, Head of Data and Decision Sciences Group
    Insper Institute of Education and Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    2013-Present

1999

Jagdish Krishnaswamy

  • Convenor and Senior Fellow
    Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

Scott M. Lynch

  • Professor
    Department of Sociology and the Population Research Institute (DuPRI), Duke University

Susan Paddock

  • Senior Statistician
    Rand Corporation

Hongjun Wang

  • Statistical Analysis Manager
    Capital One

1998

Alex Reutter

  • Data Science Content Manager
    Dataiku
    2017- Present
  • Statistician & Advisory Software Engineer, Business Analytics SWG - SPSS
    IBM, Vermont
    2009-2017

1996

Conrad Lamon

  • Manager and President
    Statistical Ecology Associates LLC
Thesis Title
Prediction of chlorophyll a concentrations in Lake Okeechobee using Bayesian nonparametric regression splines with interactions

1993

Hong Chang

  • Quantitative Investment Management, Shanghai PRC

1992

Hong Li

  • Statistical Consultant
    Overhauser Li Consulting