"If you find yourself thinking 'But that's how the game is played,' slap yourself. If that doesn't work, take up sheep farming." -David Romer


I'm a statistician interested in how smart ways of collecting, analyzing, and presenting data can improve the world we live in. This past summer I was a fellow at Data Science for Social Good in Chicago and was privileged to work on an interesting problem.

I studied at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under professors Shankar Bhamidi and Andrew Nobel. Basically, I did probability and networks. Here's my thesis.

Before all this I graduated from Swarthmore College and worked for two years at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC.


yichi [dot] jin [at] gmail [dot] com.


I use a lot of hypothesis testing examples involving Chipotle burritos in my intro stat class. This past semester a couple of my students brought me a burrito bowl on the last day of class. Yes, you can definitely reject the null hypothesis! Photo evidence:

Finally: I follow the Seattle Mariners religiously and I have a cat.