"If you find yourself thinking 'But that's how the game is played,' slap yourself. If that doesn't work, take up sheep farming." -David Romer


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am co-advised by Professors Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel. Basically, I study networks.

I successfully defended my thesis in April 2017.

I'm interested in how statistics can improve the world we live in. This past summer I was a fellow at Data Science for Social Good in Chicago and was privileged to work on an interesting problem.

Before all this I graduated from Swarthmore College and worked for two years at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC.

I use a lot of hypothesis testing examples involving Chipotle burritos in my intro stat class. This past semester a couple of my students brought me a burrito bowl on the last day of class. Yes, you can definitely reject the null hypothesis!


E-mail me at: fullname at live.unc.edu. I'm also on Twitter: @yichijin


I follow the Seattle Mariners religiously and I "own" a cat.