About

I am a fifth year PhD student in statistics at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State, I completed my master’s degree from Columbia University and undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, I am advised by Dr. Murali Haran (Statistics) and co-advised by Dr. Klaus Keller (Geosciences). I am also a part of the research network for  Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) and the Program on Coupled Human and Earth Systems (PCHES).

My research interests lie in uncertainty quantification for complex computer models, fast model calibration methods via parallelization, spatial models for high-dimensional non-Gaussian data, and their applications to the climate sciences. My current research projects include:

  1. Particle-based calibration via massive parallelization and applications to state-of-the-art 3-D Antarctic ice sheet model
  2. Sparse projection-based methods (PICAR) to model high-dimensional non-Gaussian spatial data, potentially extending to multivariate and spatio-temporal data
  3. Efficient sequential Monte Carlo methods for ‘static’ systems with expensive likelihood functions