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I love the subject and field of statistics. I love teaching. I love UCLA and the people here. I am thankful for my colleagues in the department of Statistics and thankful for all the students I get to teach.
As an undergraduate student, I studied Industrial Engineering. It was a really fun subject, and I had to take several statistics courses. Those classes ended up being my favorites. [Thank you Professor Lin and Professor Chakravarthy!]
After spending a few years in industry working as an industrial engineer and project manager, I decided to return to graduate school to pursue my PhD in statistics. After a long journey, I completed my PhD under the direction of Professor Peter Bentler. My dissertation is titled: "Identifying DIF for Latent Classes with the Dirichlet Process." It focusses on a statistics application in psychology, namely Item Response Theory.
As a graduate student, I developed a passion for teaching. Being able to teach statistics at UCLA is a dream come true. I am humbled and grateful.
I hope anyone who takes a statistics course will learn to love statistics too.
Ph.D. Statistics, UCLA 2015 M.S. Statistics, UCLA 2009 B.S. Industrial Engineering, Kettering University, 2006