Samuel Wong joins the University of Waterloo
It is with great pleasure that the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo welcomed Assistant Professor Samuel Wong.
On July 1st 2018 Samuel (PhD 2013, Harvard University) joined our department from the University of Florida where he was an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on developing analytical methods to tackle data-driven problems arising in scientific domains. Currently his main applications of interest are protein structure prediction, learning dynamic systems in biology and quality assessment of forest products. Statistical areas featured in his work include Bayesian modeling, Monte Carlo methods and approximate inference strategies. With his data science focus, Samuel is keen on solving problems arising through collaboration, where both principled methodology and large-scale computation are needed.