Xi Lin

Xi Lin

DPhil Student in Statistics

University of Oxford


I am a third-year DPhil student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, supervised by Prof. Robin Evans. I am interested in causal inference. My current project aims to develop a rigorous and robust methodology to combine experimental and observational datasets for better inference.

Before starting my DPhil, I spent five years working as a qualified actuary in consulting. I specialised in using data analytics and statistical modelling to help government and other social sector organisations to make informed decisions. Through my consulting career, I realised the important role that causal inference plays in making meaningful decisions that create positive changes in people’s lives, which motivated me to pursue a DPhil study in this area.

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  • Causal Inference
  • Statistical Inference
  • DPhil in Statistics, 2021-present

    University of Oxford

  • Bachelor in Actuarial Studies (Honours), 2012-2016

    Australian National University


Taylor Fry
Feb 2017 – Sep 2021 Sydney, Australia

Responsibilities include:

  • Statistical/mathematical modelling
  • Project delivery
  • Team management
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Develop and apply data fusion methodologies to generate stronger causal evidence for medical innovations