Andy is originally from the Bay Area, but moved to Boston for college when he got tired of the sun. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in math and physics and spent his time outside of class conducting research in probability theory and teaching computers how to play poker. After graduating, Andy spent two years as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs, before returning home to obtain a PhD in Statistics at Stanford. Andy now works in the autonomous vehicles industry as a statistician and data scientist.

Andy’s interest in teaching began in high school, while he was the president of the math club. He helped start a collaboration in which members of the club would coach younger students and prepare them for the high school Math Olympiad contests. After starting at MIT, Andy became a tutor at the Math Learning Center, where he helped underclassmen with various topics such as multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and probability. His passion for teaching continued throughout his PhD at Stanford, where he spent time each quarter working as a Teaching Assistant in the Statistics Department. Alongside, Andy served as a statistics consultant for Stanford researchers in a variety of domains.

Andy’s hobbies include tennis, social dance, and playing the piano. He is also competitive with the Rubik’s Cube, having formerly held the American record for fastest time.

Education & Qualifications
  • Stanford University, PhD in Statistics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS in Mathematics and Physics
  • Math Olympiad summer program qualifier (2006)
  • USA Math Olympiad qualifier (2006-2009)
  • USA Physics Olympiad semifinalist (2008-2009)
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science