Yuqi Gu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Gongjun Xu. Her current research interests include latent variable models, statistical machine learning, psychometrics, and cognitive diagnostic modeling. She obtained a B.S. in mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2015. She has been selected to receive the inaugural IMS Lawrence D. Brown Ph.D. student award from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.