I am currently a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Prof. Surya Tokdar in Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. I obtained Bachelor’s degree in Renmin University of China in Beijing and Master’s degree at Duke University. I possess a significant passion for statistical modeling and applications, with a specific focus on prioritizing interpretability. Specifically, I am interested in Bayesian factor model, nonparametric Bayes, and applications in neuroscience. My goal is to serve as a bridge to connect various disciplines through developing statistical methods and models, and spread the concepts of statistics to the general public. I am currently enrolled in Certificate in College Teaching ( CCT) program and Preparing Future Faculty ( PFF) program.

Yunran Chen

Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics at Duke University