More About Me

Here is a bit about my background: My mother was an outstanding kindergarten educator. She received numerous awards for her talented teaching excellence. She was one of the most successful young early education professionals in the country. My father was a great scholar in the field of chemistry. He is now a pharmacist who has helped numerous people with daily medication needs.  They run local businesses and benefiting some communities with better access to high-quality medicine. My lifetime best friend, Yuan (Clara) Song and Zebang Li, are part of my extending family. I have three cousins, Aiying, Zhiping (Jackie) and Xirun,  5, 7 and 9 years younger than me, often criticizing how old-school my thoughts were and how far my lifestyle “departs” from their generation.

I had an all-Ph.D. band called ‘random algorithms‘. It is now still a Ph.D-majority band after our great, talented bass joined us. I am the percussionist. I also play tennis, bowling, and golf when I have time. I love “Werewolves”, as well as many other card games. Tired of Hollywood enterprise, I watch Japanese movies and TV series when my academic productivity is low (and by doing so make it even lower). I am an archer using recurve style. I attended several regional tournaments and enjoyed socializing with other archers. I like my local Seattle neighborhood, and I am happy to provide dinner recommendations. My favorite museum is Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, P.A. My favorite city is Fukuoka, Japan. With amazing “夏祭り”, terrific food, dreamy lifestyle and nice neighborhoods, this is a must-go for any traveler.

I am an active member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), American Sociological Association(ASA X 2(lol)). I was a member of American Society of Criminology(ASC), Population Association of America (PAA), and Association of American Geographers (AAG), and no longer am since I don’t want pay that many dues. Additionally, I am participating the intellectual community of other regions: Asian Criminological Society(ACS) (for survey methods, xD). I am the chair of Youth Violence Roundtables at 2016 American Society of Criminology annual meeting. I gave a few talks about sociological and methodological topics in educational settings.

I love a role-playing game called Werewolves. My best record is a 11-0 winning streak in the UW Grad Student Werewolves Tournament. Hail for 东勾派!(Lol!)

Below you will find some of my lecture notes and teaching material:

Collection of Lecture Notes

Where Things Started:

[1] A Lecture Note on Introductory Calculus

For Intro Stats Students:

[1]  Calculus Preliminary Test

[2]  Matrix Algebra Preliminary test

[3] Regression Preliminary  –Solutions

Advanced NLP Seminar:

[1]  Lecture_3__Actor_Critic_Networks

[2] Lecture_2__Bootstrapping


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