Faculty

Joseph Antonelli

Assistant Professor
206 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-4638
Email: jantonelli@ufl.edu
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Bayesian inference, High-dimensional modeling, Causal inference, Environmental statistics

Education

  • Ph.D. (2015) Harvard University, Biostatistics
  • M.A. (2013) Harvard University, Biostatistics
  • B.S. (2011) University of Florida, Statistics

 

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Demetris Athienitis

Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator
116B Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2972
Email: athienit
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Nonparametric and distribution free statistics; Missing Data; Linear Models.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2011) University of Florida, Statistics
  • M.Stat. (2008) University of Florida, Statistics
  • B.A. (2005) Rutgers University, Mathematics & Statistics

 

Brenda Betancourt

Assistant Professor
220 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2984
Email: bbetancourt
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

Education

  • Ph.D. (2015) University of California-Santa Cruz, Statistics and Applied Mathematics
  • M.S. (2008) University of Puerto Rico-San Juan, Mathematics
  • B.S. (2005) Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Statistics

 

Deborah Burr

Senior Lecturer
116C Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2973
Email: burr
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Bootstrap; Errors-in-variables; Meta-analysis; Statistical computing; Survival Analysis; Ergonomics; Risk and prevention of lower back disorders

Education

  • Ph.D. (1985) Stanford University, Statistics
  • B.S. (1978) Furman University, Mathematics

 

Michael Daniels

Professor, Chair and Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chair
102C Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2966
Email: daniels
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Bayesian Methodology; Biostatistics; Missing Data; Causal Inference

Education

  • Sc.D. (1995) Harvard University, Biostatistics
  • A.B. (1991) Brown University, Applied Mathematics

 

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Hani Doss

Professor
222 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2991
Email: doss
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Markov chain Monte Carlo;nnon/ semi-parametric Bayesian methods; Bayesian methods in biostatistics; survival analysis

Education

  • Ph.D. (1982) Stanford University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1978) Stanford University, Mathematics
  • B.S. (1976) SUNY at Stony Brook, Mathematics

 

Li “Leo” Duan

Assistant Professor
101C Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 294-1827
Email: li.duan
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Bayesian Pseudo-Likelihood, Robust Statistics, Bayesian Machine Learning, Constrained Models, Biomedical and Neuroscience Applications

Education

  • Ph.D. (2015) University of Cincinnati, Statistics
  • B.S. (2009) Chengdu, Biology

 

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Malay Ghosh

Distinguished Professor
223 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2992
Email: ghoshm
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Small area estimation; case-control studies; Bayesian inference; empirical Bayes analysis

Education

  • Ph.D.(1969) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Statistics
  • M.A. (1964) Calcutta University, Statistics
  • B.A. (1962) Calcutta University, Statistics

 

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James Hobert

Professor and Graduate Coordinator
204 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2990
Email: jhobert
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Convergence rates of Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms; Perfect sampling algorithms; Connections between Markov chain theory and decision theory

Education

  • Ph.D.(1994) Cornell University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1992) Cornell University, Statistics
  • B.S. (1989) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chemistry

 

Bikram Karmakar

Assistant Professor
226 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-273-2994
Email: bkarmakar
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

    • Causal inference; design and analysis of observational studies; applications of statistics to social sciences, public policy and health

Education

      • Ph.D (2019) University of Pennsylvania, Statistics
      • Master of Statistics (2013) Indian Statistical Institute
      • Bachelor of Statistics (2011) Indian Statistical Institute

 

Sayar Karmakar

Assistant Professor
101B Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-1839
Email: sayarkarmakar
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Time Series, High-Dimensional Statistics, Econometrics, Forecasting, Change-point, Network analysis, Robust statistics

Education

  • Ph.D (2018) University of Chicago, Statistics
  • Master of Statistics (2013) Indian Statistical Institute
  • Bachelor of Statistics (2011) Indian Statistical Institute

 

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Kshitij Khare

Associate Professor
208 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2985
Email: kdkhare
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Statistical methodology for graphical models and high dimensional inference
  • Convergence rates of Markov chains arising from Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
  • Construction of Gaussian fields from Markov chains and connections to Bayesian methodology
  • Semi-supervised learning

Education

  • Ph.D. (2009) Stanford University, Statistics
  • Masters in Financial Mathematics (2009) Stanford University
  • Master of Statistics (2004) Indian Statistical Institute
  • Bachelor of Statistics (2002) Indian Statistical Institute

 

George Michailidis

George Michailidis

Professor and Director of the Informatics Institute
205 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 294-3913
Email: gmichail

Research Interests

  • Multivariate Analysis and Machine Learning; Computational Statistics; Change-point Estimation; Stochastic Processing Networks; Bioinformatics; Network Tomography; Visual Analytics; Statistical Methodology with Applications to Computer, Communications and Sensor Networks.

 

Aaron Molstad

Assistant Professor
202 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2979
Email: amolstad
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Multivariate analysis; numerical optimization; statistical computing; matrix and tensor-valued data analysis; statistical genetics and genomics

Education

  • Ph.D (2017) University of Minnesota, Statistics
  • B.A. (2012) St. Olaf College, Mathematics

 

Rohit Patra

Assistant Professor
221 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2996
Email: rohitpatra
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Non- and semi-parametric estimation, large sampletheory; inference in non-standard models, with applications in astronomy, genetics; economics

Education

  • Ph.D. (2016) Columbia University, Statistics
  • M.A. (2011) Columbia University, Statistics
  • Master of Statistics (2010) Indian Statistical Institute
  • Bachelor of Statistics (2008) Indian Statistical Institute

 

Brett Presnell

Associate Professor
225 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2989
Email: presnell
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Nonparametric statistics; Resampling methods

Education

  • Ph.D.(1989) Florida State University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1985) Florida State University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1981) Florida State University, Mathematics
  • B.A. (1980) Florida State University, Mathematics

 

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Maria Ripol

Senior Lecturer
117C Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2976
Email: mripol
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

Statistical education

Education

  • M.S. (1994) Cornell University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1990) University of Puerto Rico, Applied Mathematics
  • B.A. (1987) University of Puerto Rico, Mathematics

 

Abolfazl Safikhani

Assistant Professor
203 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-273-2980
Email: a.safikhani
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • My research interests are: high-dimensional statistics time series model change point detection spatio-temporal models Gaussian random fields.

Education

  • Ph.D (2015) Michigan State University, Statistics
  • M.S. (2010) Sharif University of Technology, Mathematics
  • B.S. (2008) Sharif University of Technology, Mathematics

 

Robert “John” Seppala

Lecturer
116A Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2971
Email: jseppala

Research Interests

Education

  • M.Stat. (2002) University of Florida, Statistics
  • B.S. (1990) University of Michigan, Industrial Engineering

 

Stephanie Stine

Lecturer
117B Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2975
Email: s.stine

Research Interests

Education

  • M.S. (2017) Texas A&M University, Statistics
  • B.S. (2003) The Open University, Computing and Mathematical Sciences

 

Zhihua Su

Associate Professor
207 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2993
Email: zhihuasu
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Multivariate Analysis; Dimension Reduction

Education

  • Ph.D. (2012) University of Minnesota, Statistics
  • M.S. (2011) University of Minnesota, Statistics
  • B.S. (2006) Fudan University, Mathematics

 

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Larry Winner

Senior Lecturer
228 Griffin-Floyd Hall, P.O. Box 118545
Gainesville, FL 32611-8545
(352) 273-2995
Email: winner
Personal Webpage

Research Interests

  • Statistical education

Education

  • Ph.D. (1994) North Carolina State University, Statistics
  • M.S. (1986) Ohio State University, Statistics
  • B.S. (1985) University of Florida, Statistics