Hello, my name is Ameer. I am a second-year PhD Student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington supervised by Professors Daniela Witten and Jon Wakefield. We are working on developing statistical tools for small sample and correlated data problems with applications in demography and global health. I am also working with Professor Amy Willis on applied projects in the microbiome world. Previously I worked for two years as a research and data consultant for the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO. Before then, I completed my Master of Science in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto where I focused on applied and computational statistics, Bayesian inference, simulation, and optimization.
Typically, I find interdisciplinary projects involving both statistical methodology development and tangible applications to be the most interesting research problems. Take a look at my Portfolio and CV to learn a little more about my academic and professional experiences. I am always looking for interesting collaborations so if you have a project in mind, please do feel free to reach out!
A Little About Me Personally
Outside of my work, I like to hike and bike in the summer, skate in the winter, and play squash year-round. I’m also into baking, tennis, board games, and really enjoy a good book.
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