Pronouns: she/her. Pronounciation: loo-see g-ow.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. I received my PhD from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington, where I was advised by Daniela Witten.
Much of my work involves developing statistical methods to answer scientific questions using complex data sets in the biomedical sciences, often by building off of ideas in the area of statistical machine learning. I also investigate issues related to the design of research studies, often by applying insights from the field of mathematical optimization.