I am an Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure-track) and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Statistics at School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California Irvine. I am an educator with an interest in statistics and data science education and I am an applied statistician with experience in educational research. In short, my educational work is in statistics and data science and my statistics and data science work is in education (Pre K - graduate school).
My goal is to create educational resources for statistics and data science that are accessible physically and cognitively. My work focuses on modern pedagogical approaches in the statistics curriculum, making data science education accessible, and undergraduate Bayesian education. I am the coauthor of the book Bayes Rules! An Introduction to Bayesian Modeling with R.
I teach a variety of statistics, computing, and data science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I also co-teach Data Science in Health Sciences to high school students as part of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science at UCI. I write blog posts about data, pedagogy, and data pedagogy at DataPedagogy.com. I co-chair the national Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition and Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference (USPROC/eUSR).
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