I am currently the director of Data Science programs and an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Statistical Sciences, and Computer Science (cross-appointed) at the University of Toronto. Before joining UofT in 2013 I held positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, private consulting, and the pharmaceutical industry where I worked mainly on clinical research. I am one of the founding members of Insecurity Insight, an international NGO that uses data to document and analyze violence against aid workers and refugees, and the president-elect of the newly created Data Science and Analytics Section of the Statistical Society of Canada. My research interests include data science and statistics pedagogy, communicating data, and the application of computational and data science methods across disciplines.
I am on sabbatical for the 2020/21 academic year. During this time I’ll be writing a book on Study Design based on these course notes and serving as a Special Advisor to the Dean of Arts and Science on Computational and Data Science Education.