I am a statistician at Merck & Co. I am part of the Methodology Research group led by Keaven M. Anderson within the Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) department. I also represent Merck & Co. on the R Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee and contribute to the R Submissions Working Group.
In my daily work, I solve challenges at the intersection of statistical methodology research and software architecture innovation. My research interests include sparse linear models, representation learning, and computational reproducibility. I build software in R. My favorites include msaenet, oneclust, liftr, ggsci, and pkglite.
Previously, I worked as a data scientist at Seven Bridges (now acquired by Summa Equity) in Boston, MA. Earlier in my career, I studied human genetics in Matthew Stephens Lab at the University of Chicago. I earned my Ph.D. degree in statistics from Central South University, China. My thesis focused on developing statistical machine learning methods for high-dimensional data analysis, advised by Qing-Song Xu.