I am a machine learning research scientist at the NIMH where I develop statistical and machine learning methods. I recently completed my PhD in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard where I was an NIH Graduate Fellowship recipient (NRSA: F31). I was advised by Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani and conducted statistics and machine learning research with a focus on the development of transfer learning methodologies for training predictive models when multiple training datasets are available (i.e., domain generalization and multi-source domain adaptation). I also collaborated closely with Dr. Rahul Mazumder at MIT. My work leverages tools from mixed integer and convex optimization. My subject area interests include neuroscience and chemical dependence. Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PhD in Biostatistics, 2022
AM in Biostatistics, 2019
BA in Neuroscience, 2012
I grew up in Washington, DC and studied neuroscience at Pitzer College (part of the Claremont Colleges). After graduating from college, I was fortunate to receive a Watson Fellowship to conduct research for one year in Peru, Brazil, Thailand and Vietnam. I subsequently spent a year in Nepal on a research Fulbright Fellowship.
After returning from abroad, I received an NIH postbac research fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. David Lovinger. At the NIH I witnessed how biomedical sciences increasingly rely on and benefit from statistical methods research. This experience motivated me to pursue doctoral training in biostatistics.
My graduate research focused on developing machine learning algorithms that borrow information across different datasets to improve model generalizability. In addition to my advisor, Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani, I collaborated with Dr. Rahul Mazumder at MIT and Dr. Rajarshi Mukherjee at Harvard.
At the NIMH I develop machine learning and statistical methods. Besides methodological work, I actively engage in collaborative statistical work with clinicians, neuroscientists, and mental health researchers.
In my free time, I like to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other forms of grappling. I also love chess, traveling and studying languages.