My name is Miles Chen.
I am a lecturer in the Department of Statistics at UCLA.
I am also a course instructor for UCLA Extension.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page.

Contact Info

Math Sciences Building 8105 J
Statistics Department Directory Listing



Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalm 103:1


My Dream Job

Is Teaching Statistics

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.

Falling in love with statistics

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

Rest in peace. I will always love you, Buddy.

grateful to work here