Academic Rank:
Assistant Professor, UBC
Affiliation(s):
BCCRC
Location:
BCCRC

Short Bio:

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine since Fall 2020. My research primarily focuses on developing scalable probabilistic inference methods to elucidate hidden causal mechanisms of human diseases, such as cancer and other common/complex disorders. Since I am a data-driven scientist, I become excited when hidden patterns emerge, and data finally start speaking back to me. I firmly believe in Don Knuth’s famous quote, “best practice is inspired by theory,” and “best theory is inspired by practice.”

Research:

We are interested in solving biological problems with data and computation. We usually work in BC Cancer Research Centre, or some places where we can open a terminal. We love high-dimensional, large-volume biological data. If you give us data, we would love to understand the mechanisms of the data-generating process. If you give us a cool hypothesis, we will be excited to test the causality using data. We also love pretty scientific figures with a healthy dose of obsession. Please contact me for more information.

Research interest:
Bayesian statistics
Causal inference
Computational Biology
Network science
Single-cell genomics