The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Samuel Wong as of July 1st 2018.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Samuel WongSamuel Wong (PhD 2013, Harvard University) joins our department from the University of Florida where he was an Assistant Professor.  Samuel's research focuses on developing analytical methods to tackle data-driven problems arising in scientific domains. Currently, his main applications of interest are protein structure prediction, learning dynamic systems in biology, and quality assessment of forest products. Statistical areas featured in his work include Bayesian modeling, Monte Carlo methods, and approximate inference strategies. With his data science focus, Samuel is keen on solving problems arising through collaboration, where both principled methodology and large-scale computation are needed.  To learn more about Samuel's research, please visit his website.