Ph.D. Student, Statistics GIDP; Graduate Research Assistant, UA TRIPODS

Ahyoung Amy Kim

Ahyoung Amy Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Statistics GIDP and a Graduate Research Assistance in the TRIPODS program at the University of Arizona. She earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Johns Hopkins University, and after completing her undergraduate degree, she worked at a consulting firm analyzing a large-scale compensation data to design the pay structures for various companies in Korea and abroad. At the University of Arizona, she is working under the supervision of Dr. Helen Zhang. Amy has been working on three major projects that develop and apply various statistical machine learning algorithms to analyze high dimensional karyometric cancer data for precision medicine, advance spatial and temporal models including graphical models to make predictions of atmospheric phenomena such as hurricanes, and establish methodologies for automated constructions of diverse networks.
Educational Background:
  • Ph.D. Student in Statistics GIDP
  • M.A. Economics, the University of Arizona, 2015
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the Johns Hopkins University, 2011
Area(s) of Interest:
  • Machine Learning
  • Large Scale Visualization
  • Data Science Literacy