I'm currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at UW Madison. I study statistical techniques for discovery, dimensionality reduction, and visual interaction in complex data, with a focus on climate change and the microbiome. I was previously a postdoc in humanitarian AI at Mila in Montreal, in Yoshua Bengio's group. I completed my PhD in Statistics at Stanford University, advised by Susan Holmes. My thesis was on Discovery and Visualization of Latent Structure with Applications to the Microbiome.

I seek out simple strategies for making progress on real-world problems. I think that sharing reproducible workflows and accessible distillations is as important as making discoveries and proposing algorithms. My ideal researcher is an insightful scientist, as well as a skilled technician. I occasionally post notes to my blog. Many of my projects are public on github.