I am currently a Quantitative Analyst for the Seattle Kraken.
I graduated with a Master’s of Science in Statistics from SFU under the supervision of Dr. Tim Swartz and as a recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. My reaserch is focused on Bayesian Methods in Sports Analytics. I was a Graduate Intern with the NBA’s Basketball Strategy & Analytics Department.
I love coaching basketball in the community and have done so for my alma mater Dr. Charles Best Secondary School, my old club team TC North Basketball and seasonal camps for various organizations. As part of my role with these programs I often take time to do individual player development sessions.
Finally, I am passionate about teaching and growing a passion for Math, Statistics and Computing Science with my peers and the next generation of students. As part of this goal, my colleagues and I organize a reocurring sports hackathon for students called the Vancouver Sports Analytics Symposium and Hackathon (VanSASH).
M.Sc. in Statistics, Jan 2019
Simon Fraser University
B.Sc. Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science, Major in Statistics, Apr 2018
Simon Fraser University
Exchange Semester, 2016
San Diego State University
1st Place Overeall Team, 1st Place Symposium Presentation, 2nd Place Best Model
VanSASH is a student run event geared towards students with a goal of giving them the tools to grow and succeed in the sports analytics industry. It is hosted by the SFU Sports Analytics Club.
VanSASH 2017 was the inaugural event where we partnered with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canucks to bring challenging datasets to our 75 hackathon participants. Additionally, 6 prominent researchers from industry and academia gave speeches about their topic of interest.
VanSASH 2018 was expanded to bring business and soccer analytics problems to our 100 student participants in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This iteration included 2 divisions, soccer and business, each divided into 2 streams, data beginners and data experienced. Judges were from the Executive Team and Coaches of the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Vice President of Data and Analytics at Major League Soccer, and managers and data analysts from companies such as Best Buy, EA Sports, Boeing, Cardinal Path among others.