"The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull.
He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with “Wow! Signore, professore dottore Eco, what a library you have ! How many of these books have you read?” and the others - a very small minority - who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool.
Read books are far less valuable than unread ones."
The Black Swan - N. N. Taleb
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the department of Statistics of Univerisity of California - Irvine, working under the supervision of Professor Babak Shahbaba.
I am interested in Bayesian statistics, Bayesian nonparametrics, model-based clustering, shrinkage priors, latent factor representation and more.