Academics

My undergraduate curriculum was essentially as follows:

  • Economics:
    • Advanced and Intermediate Price Theory (Econ 380, 382, 580)
    • Advanced and Intermediate Econometrics (Econ 388, 588)
    • Advanced and Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Econ 381, 581)
  • Mathematics:
    • Real Analysis (Math 290, 341, 344, 346)
    • Probability Theory (Math 320, 322, 402)
    • Machine Learning (Math 404)
    • Linear Algebra (Math 313)
    • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (Math 334, 436)
    • Multivariate Calculus (Math 314)
    • Calculus of Variations (Math 438)
  • Computer Programming
    • Algorithm Optimization and Design/Data Structures (Math 321, 323)
    • Deep Learning (CS 501)

And I have the following relevant skills:

  • Tensorflow
  • Python (Numpy, Scipy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, Matplotlib, Bokeh, Seaborn, etc.)
  • C++
  • Stata
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Julia
  • Matlab
  • LaTeX
  • Parallel Processing

In April 2015, I was accepted into the Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory (MCL), an undergraduate research group in the Economics Department organized and overseen by Dr. Richard Evans and Dr. Kerk Phillips. As a part of training for the MCL, I participated in a computational “bootcamp” which covered these topics:

  • Applied Mathematics
    • Dynamic Programming
    • Hilbert and Banach Space Techniques
    • Convex Optimization
    • Linear Programming
    • Nonlinear and linear constrained and unconstrained optimization
    • Spectral Theory
  • Macroeconomics
    • Overlapping Generations Models
    • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models
    • Log-linearization Methods
    • Perturbation Methods
    • Data Filtering
    • Model Fitting using GMM, SMM, and MLE
    • Asset Pricing
  • Computation and Programming
    • Python programming language
      • Numpy
      • Scipy
      • Matplotlib
      • Pandas
    • Matrix computations and decompositions
    • Mathematica
    • Numerical Integration and Differentiation
    • Numerical optimization
    • Dynare
    • Parallel processing

I am a Wheatley student scholar, having received the Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley Scholarship.