Research Interests

My main area of research interest is the development of Bayesian methodology for the analysis of modern, complex datasets. I am particularly interested in the development of computational methods to address these problems. Particular areas of interest include Markov chain Monte Carlo methods as well as the use of parallel computing in statistics.

Specific methodological research areas include the problems of variable selection and model uncertainty in contexts of regression, prediction and complex multivariate modeling with many variables. A key element of this research is the development of stochastic search and MCMC methods for exploring large model spaces. Recent focus has been on the development of new classes of prior distributions for regression problems that provide connections to penalized optimization procedures.

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Research Activities

Papers and Publications


  1. Complex Experiments and High-Input Simulators: Challenges in Design, Prediction and Sensitivity
    National Science Foundation grant DMS-1310294
    PI: Tom Santner
    Co-PIs: Angela Dean, Chris Hans

  2. Knowledge-Driven Bayesian Regression
    National Science Foundation grant DMS-1007682
    Co-PI: Steven MacEachern

  3. High-Dimensional Regression Modeling via Distributed Computing
    National Science Foundation grant DMS-0706948


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