I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. My research interests are still developing. I’m broadly interested in Bayesian methods and multivariate analysis with applications in social sciences.

I enjoy studying statistical theory and hope to be able to develop theories and methodologies. I find myself drawn to further studies of mathematics. I like coding, especially algorithmic optimization – I’m obsessed with (even just temporarily) reducing entropy in my life in every possible way. Generally I’m curious to learn about different perspectives to look at the world.

Outside of Statistics, a few things I’ve been enjoying doing regularly are: yoga, meditation, and tennis.

The icon on this webpage is the Chinese character of my last name, said to be written by Xizhi Wang, or at least in his calligraphy style I guess.