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Thank you for visiting my personal page. I am an Assistant Professor at The Insitute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan. My primary research interest focuses on statistical analysis and Bayesian modeling for a wide range of applications, including Bioinformatics, Pharmacokinetics, Molecular Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. I am currently working on data assimilation and statistical modeling of Bioinformatics and Material Informatics applications under Prof. Ryo Yoshida's supervision. Before this, I was studying hierarchical Bayesian models for Molecular Dynamics and Pharmacokinetics problems as a Postdoc at the Computational Science & Engineering Laboratory (CSELab), ETH-Zurich, Switzerland under the guidance of Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos.

I received my PhD degree and M.S. degree from the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). I was studying probability based earthquake engineering problems in Prof. James L. Beck's research group. My thesis is on engineering applications of Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system.

I received my B.S. degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mathematics from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2008. My undergraduate research advisor was Prof. Jerome P. Lynch.

My research involves uses and developments of many machine learning and Monte Carlo sampling algorithms, such as, Subset Simulation on Complex Network problems, development of stochastic optimization techniques based on sparse Bayesian learning algorithm (e.g. relevance vector machine - RVM) on Compressive Sensing problems, Bayesian optimization with Gaussian Process and value of information for Geotechnical applications, parallel and unbiased Transitional Markov Chain Monte Carlo (e.g. BASIS) for hierarchical Bayesian modeling, principal component analysis and coherent motion registration for pan-neuronal imaging, etc.  

Recent News:

Last updated: April 05, 2017

 

Title change: Assistant Professor at The Institute of Statistical Mathematics.

Return from SIAM UQ 2016 and short visit to CSELab, ETH-Zurich.

Continuing collaboration on Earthquake Early Warning.

Publication at Phil. Tran. A: A hierarchical Bayesian framework for force field selection in Molecular Dynamics Simulations.