NextGen: About Us

Current Members


Abidemi K. Adeniji

Interim Vice President for NextGen

Dr. Adeniji is a statistical science consultant.

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Shaun Bender

Boehringer Ingelheim

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Moinak Bhaduri

Bentley University

Moinak is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bentley University. He studies change detection problems in Poisson processes.

Austin Menger

University of Connecticut

Austin is currently a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on Bayesian Deep Learning, Survival Analysis, and Machine Learning. Prior to coming to Connecticut, he was the Lead Data Scientist at New York Engineers. He has a B.S. with honors in Mathematics from Georgetown University, and an M.S. in Applied Statistics from Columbia University.

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Shaoyang Ning

Williams College

Shaoyang Ning is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Williams College. His research focuses on the study and design of statistical methods for integrative data analysis, in particular, innovating statistical methods that efficiently integrate multi-source, multi-resolution, large-scale data to solve real-life problems. Instances include tracking localized influenza with Google search data and predicting cancer-targeting drugs with high-throughput genetic profiling data.

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Anna Plantinga

Williams College

Anna Plantinga is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Williams College. Her research focuses on statistical methods for human microbiome and other omics data.

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Kshitiz Rakesh

Boehringer Ingelheim

Kshitiz studied Dental Surgery for 5 years in India and subsequently decided to pursue MPH – Biostatistics from University of North Texas. After graduating, he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for a year. Since June 2017 he has been working at Boehringer Ingelheim as a Statistical Programmer.

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Dooti Roy

Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Dooti Roy is a Principal Methodology Statistician in Biostatistics and Data Sciences department of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. since 2015.

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Gregory Vaughan

Bentley University

Gregory Vaughan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Bentley University. His research mainly focuses on statistical learning and high-dimensional statistics. Greg received his B.S., double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, from Trinity College in 2012 and his PhD in Statistics from the University of Connecticut in 2017.

HaiYing Wang

University of Connecticut

HaiYing Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Hampshire from 2013 to 2017. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics at the University of Missouri in 2013, and his M.S. from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006.

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Jing Wu

University of Rhode Island

Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Rhode Island.

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Katherine Zavez

University of Connecticut

Katherine is a PhD candidate in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut. Her research is focused on missing data, and she has a B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from Swarthmore College.

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Yan Zhuang

Yan Zhuang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Connecticut College. Her research mainly focuses on statistical inference, sampling strategies, and sequential analysis.

Elizabeth Upton

Elizabeth Upton is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Williams College. Her research focuses on the analysis of network-indexed data. She obtained her PhD at Boston University in 2019 and her EdM at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011.

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Past Members


Jessi Cisewski-Kehe

Yale University

Jessi Cisewski-Kehe is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University.

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Maria Gargiulo

Yale University

Maria Gargiulo is an undergraduate student at Yale University pursuing a B.S. in Statistics & Data Science and Spanish.

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David Keller

Pfizer

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Yang Liu

Yang Liu is a data scientist at Upstart Network, Inc.

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Fernanda Maciel

Bentley University

Fernanda is a PhD candidate in Business with focus in Business Analytics at Bentley University.

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Katy McKeough

Harvard University

Katy is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She is a member of the Harvard Sports Analytics Lab and the CHASC Astrostatistics Collaboration.

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Xiaofei (Susan) Wang

Yale University

Susan is a Lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University.

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