IGERT Graduate Student – cohort 5
Advisor: Marina Meila
Sam studied math and biology at Columbia University. After two years of stem-cell biology research at the National Institutes of Health, which illustrated an urgent need for improved statistical tools, he came back to his hometown of Seattle to study statistics.
He now works mainly on theoretical underpinnings of dimension reduction, with applications in chemistry and genomics. He has also interned in Amazon’s forecasting science team, and was a Chateaubriand Fellow at the University of Bordeaux.