I'm a writer, a runner and an avid photographer, and I have always been a passionate reader. I alternate between reading about what it means to live a good life — and living it! I am fascinated by the often hidden role that statistics plays in shaping the world. Whether in the guise of data science, machine learning or artificial intelligence, the ways in which we make sense of data are defining the 21st century.
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard. Biostatistics stands at the intersection between Statistics and Epidemiology. It is more practical than traditional statistics. It focuses more closely on understanding how theory is used in practice. At the same time, biostatistics is more theoretical than epidemiology with a heavier emphasis on methods development.
My passion for methods development with an eye towards the real world extends beyond the the biology of biostatistics. I'm broadly interested in the modern ecosystem of statistical expertise and the ways in which data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning serve needs that classical approaches to statistics can not.