About me

I am a data scientist with the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at the CDC. I was previously a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles in Marc Suchard’s group. Before that, I obtained my PhD candidate from the University of Washington, Seattle, co-advised by Vladimir Minin and Erick Matsen. These days, my primary research interests center on the development and application of (especially Bayesian) phylogenetic methods to address the evolution and spread of infectious diseases. I have also worked on macroevolutionary phylogenetics, model adequacy, and efficient inference methodology. If you have questions about phylogenetics, feel free to send me an email.


My CV is available here.


This is my personal website. All opinions (wise and especially otherwise), rants, and, in fact, everything and anything expressed on this website should not be taken to reflect the views of my current or any of my previous employers. (Some of them may not even reflect my current views on topics, people change.)