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									               Statistics Graduate Students 2007/2008

Tatevik Ambartsoumian (Tatev)
Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, Institute For Nuclear Power Engineering, Obninsk,
Russia
Master of Science in Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Ms. Ambartsoumian may be reached by sending email to:
tatevik.ambartsoumian@email.ucr.edu

Jifei Ban
Bachelors of Science, Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
I am from China, and was born in Xiang Fan, Hubei Province. My favorite food is beef noodles
and my favorite activities are swimming and skating.
Mr. Ban may be reached by sending email to: Jban001@ucr.edu


Hiya Banerjee
Bachelor of Science, University of Calcutta, India
Master of Science, University of Calcutta, India
I am very jovial and extravagant. I like to read storybooks and food is my passion. I love
making new friends at UCR.
Ms. Banerjee may be reached by sending email to: hiya.banerjee@email.ucr.edu

Mary Bellucci (Elaine)
Bachelor of Science, Statistics with Options in Quantitative Management - Accounting,
University of California, Riverside
I live in Murrieta, CA. When I’ m not looking for answers through numbers you can find me on
my fishing boat or working in my vegetable/herb garden. I play violin, not professionally, but
well enough to entertain my friends at Christmas parties. I enjoy people, good food, playing
cards, board games, and Nintendo Wii Boxing. I never turn down the opportunity to eat a
decadent dessert or sip a well prepared cocktail as life is too short. I have an absolute
weakness for Hershey bars.
Ms. Bellucci may be reached by sending email to: mbell001@ucr.edu

Scott Benecke
Bachelor of Science, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Master
of Science, Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Master of
Science, Statistics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
My hometown is Sparta, NJ. I love playing tennis and baseball.
Mr. Benecke may be reached by sending email to: scott.benecke@email.ucr.edu

Yingtao Bi
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China;
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
I love the sea because it is a place where I feel good. I also enjoy swimming, diving, and
fishing. I love supervised, unsupervised, and semi-supervised Statistical data mining and feel
passionate about it.
Mr. Bi may be reached by sending email to: yingtao.bi@email.ucr.edu

Daniel Bolton
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, San Francisco State University
Masters of Science, Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area but have also lived in Utah, New Mexico, Pennsylvania,
Germany, and Los Angeles. I enjoy bicycling and playing the cello.
Mr. Bolton may be reached by sending email to: daniel.bolton@email.ucr.edu
John Carroll
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
I am from Henderson, Nevada. I have a 3rd Degree black belt in karate. I enjoy computer
animation/programming and photography.
Mr. Carroll may be reached by sending email to: john.carroll@email.ucr.edu



Xiaohong Che (Natasha)
B.S in Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.
Master of Science in Statistics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Besides statistics, I am an avid badminton player and love pop music.
Ms. Che may be reached by sending email to: xiaohong.che@email.ucr.edu




Hsien-Kang Chen
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Mr. Chen may be reached by sending email to: hsien-kang.chen@email.ucr.edu




Xin Chen
Bachelor of Science, Information and Computational Science, Fudan University
I enjoy playing sports and listening to music, but swimming and badminton are my favorite
hobbies. I would like to make friends with you.
Mr. Chen may be reached by sending email to: xchen004@student.ucr.edu


Kevin Chu
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, University of Manitoba, Canada
I enjoy music where I currently play hymns at a church in Riverside. Prior to this, I tutored
piano lessons for seven years.
Mr. Chu may be reached by sending email to: kevin.chu002@email.ucr.edu


Debarshi Dey
Bachelor of Science, Calcutta University
Master of Science, Calcutta University
"Compassion without knowledge is useless. Knowledge without compassion is dangerous. For
me, education is a process of harmonizing knowledge and the finer instincts of man."
Mr. Dey may be reached by sending email to: debarshi.dey@email.ucr.edu

Santanu Dutta
Master of Science in Statistics, University of Calcutta, India
I am a simple man and very straight forward. I like to cook, travel, and listen to music a lot,
especially instrumental music. I also love to read. My favorite quote is: “ Education is an
admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that is worth knowing can be
taught.” —O scar Wilde.
Mr. Dutta may be reached by sending email to: santanu.dutta@email.ucr.edu

Yingzhuo Fu (Joyce)
Bachelor of Economics, Insurance, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
I’ m an out-going person like most people from the northeast of China. Good friends and good
food are both important to me.
Ms. Fu may be reached by sending email to: yfu001@student.ucr.edu
Lu Gan (Rebecca)
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Cal. State San Luis Obispo, CA
I like traveling. I love Chinese food, but I also like Thai food. I am easy-going and like to make
new friends.
Ms. Gan may be reached by sending email to: lu.gan@email.ucr.edu



Lida Gharibvand
Master of Science, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
I like to travel around the world and learn about different cultures.
Ms. Gharibvand may be reached by sending email to: lida.gharibvand@email.ucr.edu



Indranil Ghosh
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Master of Science in Statistics, University of Calcutta, India
I am from the Eastern part of India where many eminent statisticians had started their career. I
want to be a professor in Mathematical Statistics. I like all kinds of cuisines, but Indian food is
my favorite.
Mr. Ghosh may be reached by sending email to:indranil.ghosh@email.ucr.edu
Anne Hansen
Bachelor of Arts, Statistics, University of California, Davis, CA
I think Statistics is totally awesome. I enjoy hanging around with friends and baking cookies. I
also have a mean tennis game which I sometimes let out. I like to meet new people,
commiserate about life experiences, share philosophies, convince others to become
statisticians, etc.
Ms. Hansen may be reached by sending email to: anne.hansen@email.ucr.edu


Wen-hui Hsu (Annie)
Bachelor of Business Administration, Statistics, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
I am from Taiwan and I like watch movies and listen to music.
Ms. Hsu may be reached at: whsu001@email.ucr.edu



Fu Ze Huang (Mike)
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Master of Arts, Applied Mathematics, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Master of Science, Statistics, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
I love playing basketball and boxing.
Mr. Huang may be reached by sending email to: fu.huang@email.ucr.edu

Hung-Jen Huang (Steward)
Master of Science, Statistics, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
I’ m from Taiwan. I love swimming and exercising the butterfly and backstroke. Since
elementary school, I have participated in competitive swimming where I have won several
awards. I also enjoy reading the Bible.
Mr. Huang may be reached by sending email to: huang-jen.huang@email.ucr.edu



Kin Kan
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Mr. Kan may be reached by sending email to: kin.kan@email.ucr.edu
           Shan Kang
           Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Peking University, Beijing, China
           I was born and raised in Beijing, China. My favorite food is Chinese and I like sports, music,
           and playing cards. Most importantly, I would like to make friends with all of you.
           Mr. Kang may be reached at: Skang008@student.ucr.edu


           Hyunkyoung Kim (Yuna)
           Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Sookmyung Women’ s, University, Seoul, South Korea
           Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Sookmyung; Women’ s University in Seoul, South
           Korea
           I love learning statistics at UCR.
           Ms. Kim may be reached at: hkim040@student.ucr.edu



           Sungsu Kim
           Bachelor of Science, Bio-engineering Premed, UC San Diego, CA
           Master of Science, Statistics, San Diego State, CA
           I enjoy yoga a lot.
           Mr. Kim may be reached by sending email to: sung.kim006@email.ucr.edu



           Shengchun Kong
           Bachelor of Science, Statistics University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui,
           P.R. China,
           I’ m from China, my major is Statistics, and I love playing piano in my free time.
           Ms. Kong may be reached by sending email to: skong002@email.ucr.edu

           Eric Krause
           Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 2006
           I was born and raised in Redlands, CA, and I’ ve spent my whole life in Southern California.
           After receiving my BA, I took some time off (almost a year) and now I am looking forward to
           developing my recently discovered interest in computer science, its applications to statistical
           modeling, and simulation.
           Mr. Krause may be reached by email at: ekrau001@ucr.edu

           Shilong Kuang
           Bachelors in Mathematics, SCUT, China
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           I love playing badminton.
           Mr. Kuang may be reached at: kuang@math.ucr.edu


           Rebecca Le
           Master of Science, Biostatistics, University of Southern California, CA
           I have one dog and two hamsters and love them all.
           Ms. Le may be reached by sending email to: rebecca.le@email.ucr.edu




           Kang Lee
           Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Sung Kyun Kwan
           University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
           I want to do something specific for mankind, even if it ruins my life. My favorite motto: Slow and
           steady wins the race.
           Mr. Lee may be reached by email at: Klee033@ucr.edu
Xiang Li (Judy)
Master of Science, Statistics, University of New Mexico, NM
I like Thai food, but not too spicy. I also like traveling, running, and playing tennis.
Ms. Li may be reached by sending email to: xiang.li@email.ucr.edu




Yunfan Li
Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing,
China
Master of Science, Department of Electrical Engineering, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Mr. Li may be reached by email at: yli013@ucr.edu




Shubin Liu
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, China
I like music and shopping. I’ m honored and looking forward to making friends with you.
Ms. Liu may be reached by email at: Sliu011@student.ucr.edu


Stefanie McDonald
Master of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Ohio State University
Master of Science, Applied Statistics, DePaul University
I was born and raised in Columbus OH and lived in Chicago for several years. I had an 8-year
career in the corporate environment, which focused in statistical analysis of operational data. I
also have 4-years of experience in academia lecturing quantitative courses in mathematics and
statistics. I enjoy reading and taking nature walks. However, my favorite hobby is traveling. I’ ve
been to about 15 different countries so far and I am hoping to visit 85 others. During 2004 &
2005, I lived and worked abroad in Africa (Malawi and South Africa). After completing my PhD,
I hope to work abroad again.
Ms. McDonald may be reached by email at: stefanie.mcdonald@email.ucr.edu
Veronica Montes de Oca
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Master of Science, Statistics, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
My parents are from Mexico, but I grew up in Southern California most of my life. In my spare
time, I love to cook because I love to eat. I also train for triathlons, but I’ m not super
competitive. I am currently working towards my PhD and doing some work on change-point
detection.
Ms. Montes de Oca may be reached by sending email to: vmontesdeoca@email.ucr.edu

Joanna Murakami
Master of Science, Statistics and Computer Science, 2007, California State University,
Northridge
I was born and raised in Southern California. I enjoy cooking, reading (primarily Terry Pratchett
novels), playing video or computer games, biking, visiting national parks, and (most of all)
learning.
Ms. Murakami may be reached by email at: joanna.murakami@email.ucr.edu
Gabriel Hiroshi Murillo
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (Emphasis: Pure Mathematics) from UC Riverside,
Riverside, CA
Most people are usually interested in hearing about my racial heritage. My mother is from
Japan and my father is from Costa Rica. I’ ve pretty much lived in Riverside my entire life. I am
a Christian and spend most of my free time studying the Bible and teaching Bible students. I
like to read and my current reading interests revolve around business and finance. I try to stay
healthy with cardio exercise, eating right and becoming a vegetarian is my goal.
Mr. Murillo may be reached by sending email to: gmuri002@student.ucr.edu


Rupam Pal
Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
I like to read novels, listen to music, and watch thrillers.
Mr. Pal may be reached by sending email to: rupam.pal@email.ucr.edu




Jeff Pettyjohn
Bachelor of Arts, Statistics, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Pitzer College
Mr. Pettyjohn may be reached by sending email to: jeff.pettyjohn@email.ucr.edu




Monica Salas Salunkhe
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Ms. Salas Salunkhe may be reached by sending email to: monica.salasfuentes@email.ucr.edu



Payal Shah
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, UC Riverside, 2003
Master of Science, Statistics, UC Riverside
I was born in Zambia, Africa, but I have been living in California since I was fifteen. I truly enjoy
Southern California and hope to find a job and continue living here after I’ ve completed the
PhD program. My favorite activity is traveling where I enjoy experiencing new cultures,
cuisines, seeing new things, and taking on new adventures. I also enjoy scrapbooking,
watching movies, riding my bike to the beach during the weekends and of course, shopping!
Ms. Shah may be reached by sending email to: payal.shah@email.ucr.edu

Nan Shao
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Peking University, China
I love music and can play accordion like a professional musician. Traveling around the world is
one of my dreams and also part of the plans for my future life. I recently got married in March
2007 to Bushi Wang, who is also a graduate student in this department. We are having a great
time with our friends here at UCR and are always willing to meet new ones.
Ms. Shao may be reached by sending email to: nan.shao@email.ucr.edu


Nigie Shi
Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of Wyoming
Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis
I was born in the United States and I grew up in Taiwan.
Mr. Shi may be reached by sending email to: nigie.shi@email.ucr.edu.




Huiming Song
Master of Science, Statistics, University of Science & Technology of China
Mr. Song may be reached by sending email to: huiming.song@email.ucr.edu
Javier Suarez
Agroindustrial engineer, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo.
Master of Science, Statistics, Colegio de Postgraduados, 2000.
I'm from Mexico, and my special field of interest is sampling. I would like to contribute to the
agricultural development of my country. I like to play soccer and jog as well.
Mr. Suarez may be reached by sending email to: javier.suarez002@email.ucr.edu


Analisa Vega
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
Master of Science, Statistics, UC Riverside
My birthday is on the same day as my older brother.
Ms. Vega may be reached by sending email to: analisa.vega@email.ucr.edu

Bushi Wang
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, Peking University, China
I was born in Beijing where I spent the first 22 years of my life. I attended Peking University
where I got the opportunity to meet many great people; most importantly, my wife Nan. We
then decided to pursue our PhD degree together in the U.S. We moved to Riverside in 2006
and got married in March 2007. My personal interests include traveling and reading. I plan to
travel around the United States with Nan in the near future.
Mr. Wang may be reached by sending email to: bushi.wang@ucr.edu
Haoyu Wang
Bachelor of Science, Information & Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology, China
I was born and raised in Beijing, a beautiful and modern city in China. I love it not only because
of its beauty, but also because it is my hometown. I like sports very much, especially basketball
and soccer. I would like to play together with anyone who is also fond of it. Music is another
magical thing I appreciate. Of course, I like singing. I also like making new friends and try my
best to help others.
Mr. Wang may be reached by sending email to: haoyu.wang@email.ucr.edu

Musen Wen
Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics, BIT, China
Master of Science, Financial Mathematics, IC, England
I am from China. My favorite food is chicken soup and my favorite sports are swimming,
soccer, and basketball.
Mr. Wen can be reached by sending email to: musen.wen@email.ucr.edu

Jason Wilson
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Biola University; B.A. Biblical Studies & Theology, Biola
University; Master of Art, New Testament Studies, Biola University; Master of Art, Applied
Mathematics, Cal State Fullerton
I have been blessed with a wonderful wife of eight years, Natalie, and two outstanding
daughters, Ariel (2) and Chava (6 months). We moved to Riverside to begin the program in the
Fall of 2003. I love learning about our Creator's universe through statistical science and thus
am presently looking into biostatistics and decision theory.
Mr. Wilson may be reached by sending email to: jason.wilson@email.ucr.edu
Website: www.bubbs.biola.edu/~jason.wilson/

Cheng-Hsueh Yang (Peter)
Bachelor of Science, Statistics, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Master of Science, Statistics, Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
I am from Taiwan. I like to eat Chinese food of course. My favorite sport is table tennis. I am an
easy-going person who will talk to anyone, help others, and make friends.
Mr. Yang may be reached by sending email to: cheng-hsueh.yang@email.ucr.edu
Zhanwen Ye
Masters in Economics, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
I like sports such as tennis, badminton, and swimming.
Ms. Ye may be reached by email at: zhanwen.ye@email.ucr.edu




Hua Yu
Bachelor’ s degree, Investment Economics, UESTC in China
Master of Art, Statistics, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
I am from Sichuan, China. My favorite food is from my hometown which is famous for its spicy
food. I love listening to music, playing badminton, and swimming.
Ms. Yu may be reached by sending email to: hua.yu@email.ucr.edu



Li Yu
Master of Arts, University of California, Riverside
I am an easy-going person that likes listening to music.
Ms. Li may be reached by sending email to: lyu002@student.ucr.edu




Yao Yu
Bachelor of Science. Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China, China
I am from China. My favorite activities are running and yoga.
Ms. Yu may be reached by email at: Yyu006@student.ucr.edu



Zhanpan Zhang
Master of Science Statistics, University of Toledo, OH
Bachelor of Science, Information Management & Information System, University of Science
and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China
BE in Electronic Information Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China,
Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China
I love to play soccer.
Mr. Zhang may be reached by sending email to: zhanpan.zhang@email.ucr.edu

								
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