My name is Yangzhuoran Yang, but usually I let people call me Fin since that’s easier if you don’t speak Chinese.

I am now close to finishing my PhD after a much-hated covid halt (during which I was practising amateur applied economics). My PhD is about using components in time series forecasting, under the supervision of Professor Rob J. Hyndman, Professor George Athanasopoulos, and Assoc Professor Anastasios Panagiotelis

Recently I have been thinking about the mismatch between the assumption of forecasting models and the DGP itself, and how this can be mitigated by the post-forecast adjustment process. In the long run, I hope to study more about methods and theories that assume less but still provide practical guidance for our understanding of time series forecasting.

I am a frequent R package writer. I have also been teaching for a while.