Brief Bio
I am a NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Washington, hosted by Daniela Witten. I completed my PhD in Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the supervision of Shankar Bhamidi and J.S Marron. During my PhD I created and taught the first data science course offered by UNC's statistics department which is now a permanent part of the curriculum. Before UNC I majored in math and physics at Cornell University.

Research Interests
My research is broadly about developing and analyzing statistical algorithms for multiple, complex modalities of data, such as networks, text, images and high-dimensional, multi-view data. The scientific questions driving my work come from: the law, computational neuroscience, breast cancer pathology and medical imaging. In addition to research, I am committed to making modern, computational methodologies more accessible to statisticians and scientists, as well as those without a traditional STEM background.

*My old UNC email (iain[at] is sadly no longer active.