I am an associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin. I am with the Statistics Group at the McCombs School of Business. I am also a core faculty member in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) and a member of the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). My current research group consists of students from McCombs, SDS, ECE, and CS.

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 machine learning and Bayesian statistics. I am interested in statistical theory and methods, probabilistic modeling, statistical inference for big data, and deep learning. I am currently focused on advancing both statistical inference with deep learning and deep learning with probabilistic methods.

Research Highlights