Studying statistical models with algebra and geometry

52FA783F-DB35-4D30-A247-0E3F9D3CE4E6I am an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in the Department of Mathematics.

I study the geometric and algebraic structure of statistical models in biology and leverage this structure to answer questions relating to parameter estimation, model selection, and hypothesis testing.  My work is kcyclenetworkinterdisciplinary and lies within the fields of applied algebraic geometry, algebraic statistics, and algebraic biology. I am particularly interested in applications to evolutionary biology, ecology, and systems biology.  Learn more about my research interests.

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My work is supported by National Science Foundation CAREER DMS – 1945584.