Welcome

I am a research scientist working at Eli Lilly and Company. A major part of my work involves supporting innovative diabetes research.

I earned my Ph.D. degree in statistics from the University of Connecticut in Summer 2019. My dissertation was on integrative survival analysis with application to suicide risk, co-advised by Dr. Kun Chen and Dr. Jun Yan. I earned my B.S. degree in Statistics and an outstanding graduate award at the Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2014.

I like statistical thinking and have great enthusiasm for scientific computing. mostly in R and C++. Consequently, I have been developing and maintaining several R packages for some research projects that I have participated in or been interested in. I believe it is an exciting and challenging world for statisticians and/or data scientists.

I am a big fan of open-source software and I enjoy using Emacs and Arch Linux every day. I would like to contribute more to open-source efforts as I learn more.

One of my favorite statistical concepts is martingale learned from probability theory since

In a sense life itself is a martingale.

Formulated by the Nobel Prize laureate of 2002, Imre Kert‌ész, in his book Ad kudarc with the Swedish title Fiasko:

It is not the future that is expecting me, just the next moment, the future does not exist, it is nothing but a perpetual ongoing, a present now. The prediction for my future—is the quality of my present.