I am an assistant professor of statistics at The University of Texas at Austin. I am with the Statistics Group in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM) at the McCombs School of Business. I am also a core faculty member in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the College of Natural Sciences.

I received my Ph.D. from Duke University in 2013, Master's from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, and B.Sc. from Nanjing University in 2005. My Ph.D. advisor was Dr. Lawrence Carin.

My research lies at the intersection of Bayesian statistics and machine learning. I am interested in developing statistical theory and methods, Bayesian hierarchical models, nonparametric Bayesian algorithms, and efficient statistical inference for big data. I am currently working on advancing both Bayesian inference with deep learning and deep learning with Bayesian methods.


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