a picture of myself, dark blond hair with a fringe, wearing a black sweater with pink motifs and smiling in front of an old, blue wooden gate

I am a fifth year PhD candidate in the Department of Statistics at the University of California Irvine .

My PhD research focuses on Bayesian Nonparametric models and I am jointly advised by Erik Sudderth and Michele Guindani . I am interested in the development of models for the analysis of network and multivariate time-series data.

I enjoy working on projects related to statistics and data science education and Mine Dogucu has been my ‘honorary advisor’ in this direction. I have created the R package gradetools to assist data science teachers with grading and providing feedback to their students.

On my way to finding Statistics, I studied Economics with a focus on causal inference and microeconometrics. Before that, my roots were grounded in humanistic and social subjects: in my BSc, I learned about Anthropology, Sociology and Contemporary Arts, as well as Law, Accounting and Management.

There are many things I enjoy doing, among which hiking and camping, learning about other cultures and cooking.