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Alex Shum

PhD Student in statistics at Iowa State University.

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I’m a PhD student in statistics at Iowa State University. My interests are in machine learning, data mining, computational statistics, and data visualization. Before I came to Iowa State University, I was briefly in the math program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Hobbies and interests

I like programming and puzzles. I think sudokus are awesome; I always try to write a sudoku solver in languages I’m learning. I’ve previously written a sudoku solver in Java, R, C, Julia and Matlab. Sometimes I also answer questions on stackoverflow


My github has some of what I’m currently working on.


List of books that are on my list to read eventually.


Email is the best way to contact me:

alex -AT-

ashum -AT-