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  • Akleman, Derya

    Akleman, Derya

    Title : Senior Lecturer

    Phone : (979) 845-3163

    Office : Blocker 417A

    Email : derya@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~derya/

    Time series, stochastic processes, risk analysis, artificial intelligence, econometrics.

  • Aldape, Javier

    Aldape, Javier

    Title : Program Manager

    Phone : (979) 845-2149

    Office : Blocker 449B

    Email : jaldape@tamu.edu

    Website : http://analytics.stat.tamu.edu

    I am the Program Manager for MS Analytics. I work with Myra on recruiting efforts and overall program logistics in Houston. My initial focus is on marketing and communication flows for prospective students, which includes postcards, emails, and brochures.

  • Asher, Alex

    Asher, Alex

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 461

    Email : alexasher@stat.tamu.edu

  • Baladandayuthapani, Veera

    Baladandayuthapani, Veera

    Title : Associate Professor

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences

    Email : Veera@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Berland, Stephanie

    Berland, Stephanie

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : sberland@stat.tamu.edu

  • Bhattacharya, Anirban

    Bhattacharya, Anirban

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 401D

    Email : anirbanb@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~anirbanb

    Bayesian asymptotics, Bayesian nonparametrics, high-dimensional data.

  • Breda, Ardala

    Breda, Ardala

    Title : Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker Room 433

    Email : ardalabreda@gmail.com

  • Cai, Quan

    Cai, Quan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 467C

    Email : qcai@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~qcai

  • Calvin, James

    Calvin, James

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : calvin@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~calvin

    Statistical application to environmental modeling issues.

  • Carroll, Julie Hagen

    Carroll, Julie Hagen

    Title : Senior Lecturer

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 410A

    Email : julie@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~julie/

    Statistics education.

  • Carroll, Raymond

    Carroll, Raymond

    Title : Distinguished Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 458C

    Email : carroll@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~carroll/

    My main general methods currently are in developing statistical methods within the frameworks of semiparametric and functional regression, understanding the structure of variability, and in latent variables especially as they arise in the case that important variables are measured with error and subject to excess zeros. My main application interest lies in problems of nutrition and physical activity, both at the molecular level and in the individual level. This has led me recently to considering problems of gene-environment interactions (where nutrition is the environment) and their effect on cancer, understanding the nature of dietary intake patterns in humans and the effect of those patterns on a host of diseases, and most recently, whether increasing physical activity increases the mean and decreases the variance of sleep efficiency.

  • Chakraborty, Antik

    Chakraborty, Antik

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 419

    Email : antik@stat.tamu.edu

  • Chen, Shuai

    Chen, Shuai

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 415A

    Email : shuai@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~shuai

  • Chen, Willa

    Chen, Willa

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3183

    Office : Blocker 464A

    Email : wchen@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~wchen/

    Time Series.

  • Cline, Daren B.H.

    Cline, Daren B.H.

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-1443

    Office : Blocker 459D

    Email : dcline@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~dcline/

    My research interests fall under the general heading applied probability and stochastic processes. Put simply, I like to study the probabilistic structure and properties of processes that statisticians and others want to observe and analyze. For example, nonlinear time series models are being applied to many observed times series, using statistical methods that assume some type of stability – my work looked at how one can verify such stability for specific models. More recently, I and colleagues from computer science are investigating properties of dynamic random networks with an interest in optimizing some of those properties. I am also interested in questions of real analysis that are related to or devolve from statistical problems. This has included looking at the distributions of heavy-tailed random variables, which is relevant for risk theory and extreme values of data, and at the relationship between discontinuous functions and their Fourier transforms, which was of interest for function estimation.

  • Cornett, Aaron

    Cornett, Aaron

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : aaron@stat.tamu.edu

  • Cummings, Shelby

    Cummings, Shelby

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : scummings@stat.tamu.edu

  • Dabney, Alan

    Dabney, Alan

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404D

    Email : adabney@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~adabney/

    Bioinformatics, statistical education.

  • Dahm, P. Fred

    Dahm, P. Fred

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-7251

    Office : Blocker 415F

    Email : fdahm@stat.tamu.edu

    Measurement error models, biostatistics, econometrics.

  • Do, Kim-Anh

    Do, Kim-Anh

    Title : Texas 4000 Distinguished Professor

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Chair, Department of Biostatistics

    Email : kimdo@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Dorn, Mary Frances

    Dorn, Mary Frances

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 406E

    Email : mdorn@stat.tamu.edu

  • Durgin, Bryce

    Durgin, Bryce

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 455

    Email : bdurgin@stat.tamu.edu

  • Gates, Charles

    Gates, Charles

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : gates@stat.tamu.edu

    design and analysis of experimental data, estimation of wildlife abundance and modeling non-linear growth curves.

  • Gaynanova, Irina

    Gaynanova, Irina

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 458D

    Email : irinag@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~irinag/

    High-dimensional data analysis, machine learning, multivariate analysis, computational statistics, statistical methods for analyzing biological data.

  • Ghosh, Riddhi Pratim

    Ghosh, Riddhi Pratim

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 420

    Email : rghosh@stat.tamu.edu

  • Goddard, Scott

    Goddard, Scott

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 434

    Email : sgoddard@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sgoddard

  • Gong, Wenlong

    Gong, Wenlong

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404E

    Email : wgong@stat.tamu.edu

  • Gonzalez, Myra

    Gonzalez, Myra

    Title : Director, MS Analytics

    Phone : (979) 845-6855

    Office : Blocker 450B

    Email : mgonzalez@stat.tamu.edu

    I serve as the Director of the MS Analytics degree. I oversee the recruitment and retention of students which includes their admission, financial aid, billing, academic advising, and any other needs they may have. Additionally, I serve as a liaison to faculty that may teach in the program. In conjunction with Kim Ritchie, we also address technology needs for the classroom, faculty, and students.

  • Hart, Jeffrey

    Hart, Jeffrey

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 459E

    Email : hart@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~hart/

    My interests include nonparametric function estimation, hypothesis testing in complex settings, time series analysis and Bayesian methods. Recently I have focused attention on inference problems involving a large number of small data sets. Suppose, for example, that the distribution of data within different small data sets is the same up to location and scale, with location and scale differing randomly from one data set to the next. I am interested in methods for estimating the distribution common to all data sets, and also the distribution of location and scale across data sets. I have considered both frequentist (minimum distance) and Bayesian methods for tackling this problem. Another problem involving a large number of small data sets is testing the equality of distributions across all data sets. This is like the classical k-sample problem, but with the key difference that instead of fixing k and allowing sample sizes to increase without bound, I let k tend to infinity with sample sizes fixed. Doing so leads to different and interesting asymptotics in this and other inference problems. I am also interested in simulation methods that involve generating many different models randomly rather than generating large numbers of data sets from just a few models. I call this approach BayesSim since the distribution from which models are selected is analogous to the prior distribution in Bayesian methodology.

  • Hatfield, Keith

    Hatfield, Keith

    Title : Lecturer

    Phone : (979) 458-4726

    Office : Blocker 417B

    Email : khatfield@stat.tamu.edu

    Statistics education, consulting.

  • He, Kejun

    He, Kejun

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 408

    Email : kejun@stat.tamu.edu

  • He, Shiyuan

    He, Shiyuan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 408

    Email : shiyuan@stat.tamu.edu

  • Hernandez-Magallanes, Irma

    Hernandez-Magallanes, Irma

    Title : Postdoc Research Associate

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 442

    Email : irma@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~irma/

  • Herta, Patrick

    Herta, Patrick

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : pherta@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~pherta

  • Hess, Kenneth R.

    Hess, Kenneth R.

    Title : Professor

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Biostatistics

    Email : khess@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Hocking, Ronald

    Hocking, Ronald

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : rrhocking@stat.tamu.edu

    Regression, mixed models and multivariate analysis.

  • Hollingsworth, Ryan

    Hollingsworth, Ryan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 406B

    Email : rholling@stat.tamu.edu

  • Huang, Jianhua

    Huang, Jianhua

    Title : Graduate Advisor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 405C

    Email : jianhua@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jianhua

    Nonparametric and semiparametric methods, statistical function estimation using polynomial splines, statistical methods for longitudinal data/panel data, multivariate/functional data analysis, survival analysis, duration data, event history analysis, statistics application in business.

  • Ivanov, Ivan

    Ivanov, Ivan

    Title : Clinical Associate Professor

    Office : Texas A&M University

    Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology

    Email : iivanov@cvm.tamu.edu

    Website : http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vtpp/

    Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Jackson, Penny

    Jackson, Penny

    Title : Program Manager

    Phone : (979) 862-6508

    Office : Blocker 450F

    Email : pjackson@stat.tamu.edu

    I am the Program Manager for the distance learning Statistics program. I handle all the administrative side of the distance MS program from prospective students through graduation. I also travel and promote the program across the country.

  • James, Elaine

    James, Elaine

    Title : Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator

    Phone : (979) 845-3143

    Office : Blocker 423

    Email : elaine@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~elaine/

    I am the Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator for the Statistics Department. I work closely with the Department Head and Dept. Head Assistant handling various administrative duties for the department such as Faculty Recruiting, Faculty Annual Reports/Reviews and some departmental surveys. I oversee all events sponsored by the department including annual events and special conferences. I am also the editor of our magazine, StatLinks that is published online, twice a year. I assist with the upkeep of our Academic Program, add members to our Graduate Faculty and I assist with the Colloquia schedule. I am your go-to person for our online or office directories, I assist with content for our departmental website and I am the unofficial photographer for the department. I am a certified Software Specialist and I type in TeX and LaTeX.

  • Jenkins, Omer

    Jenkins, Omer

    Title : Associate Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-1411

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : omer@stat.tamu.edu

    Statistical sampling and experimental design.

  • Jeong, Jaehong

    Jeong, Jaehong

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 406F

    Email : jeong@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jeong

  • Johnson, Valen

    Johnson, Valen

    Title : Department Head

    Phone : (979) 862-7583

    Office : Blocker 430

    Email : vjohnson@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~vjohnson

    My current methodological research interests focus on problems related to Bayesian hypothesis testing, Bayesian variable selection in ultra-high dimensional spaces, and latent variable models for ordinal and rank data analyses. In the areas of hypothesis testing and variable selection, I am particularly interested in exploring efficiencies that can be gained through the use of non-local prior densities to specify either alternative hypotheses in hypothesis testing problems or the non-null distributions of regression coefficients in variable selection problems. My research on ordinal and rank data modeling finds application in evaluating the intelligence of non-human primate species and in educational assessment. Applied problems that currently interest me include statistical studies of the impacts of college admission policies on diversity of college campuses and graduation rates and developing more meaningful instruments to evaluate undergraduate and graduate teaching. More generally, I am interested in studying the impact that assessment procedures have on educational processes. Finally, I am intrigued by the problem of performing inference in agent models used in sociology and psychology.

  • Jones, Edward

    Jones, Edward

    Title : Executive Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 450C

    Email : ejones@stat.tamu.edu

    Applied statistics, statistical computing, data mining/machine learning.

  • Jreij, Vennessa Glassan

    Jreij, Vennessa Glassan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 420

    Email : vennessa@stat.tamu.edu

  • Jun, Mikyoung

    Jun, Mikyoung

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3106

    Office : Blocker 406C

    Email : mjun@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~mjun/

    My research focuses on developing statistical models and methods for spatial and spatial-temporal data. In particular, I am interested in studying and modeling the nonstationary covariance structure and the nature of the spatial-temporal interactions in various environmental applications. Regarding statistical methodology and theory, I am interested in developing parametric covariance model classes suitable for spatial and spatial-temporal processes on the surface of a sphere, geared towards data sets on a global scale (such as satellite data and numerical model outputs), and studying their characteristics. I work on various application problems, such as data assimilation (ensemble Kalman filter method), validation of climate model outputs, and analysis of surface images from geographic applications.

  • Katzfuss, Matthias

    Katzfuss, Matthias

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 436

    Email : katzfuss@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~katzfuss/

    My research interests are mainly in Bayesian spatial statistics, with applications in the environmental sciences. As remote-sensing instruments mounted on satellites have made it possible to collect massive amounts of data on a global scale, much of my research focuses on the development of complex, flexible spatial methods that can be applied to big global datasets in a computationally feasible way. For example, I work with collaborators at NASA and NCAR on combining measurements from several satellites measuring CO2 on a global scale, on how to run related algorithms in parallel in modern distributed-computing environments, and on the real-time analysis of massive, streaming spatio-temporal datasets that are important for forecasting severe rainfall.

  • Kim, Jinsu

    Kim, Jinsu

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 401G

    Email : jkim@stat.tamu.edu

  • Kim, Shiheun

    Kim, Shiheun

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404E

    Email : shiheun@stat.tamu.edu

  • Kolodziej, Elizabeth

    Kolodziej, Elizabeth

    Title : Senior Lecturer

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 415G

    Email : eykolo@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~eykolo

    Spatial statistics, statistics education, consulting

  • Lee, Donghyuk

    Lee, Donghyuk

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 419

    Email : dhyuklee@stat.tamu.edu

  • Lee, Hyuneui

    Lee, Hyuneui

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 459F

    Email : hyuneui@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~hyuneui

  • Li, Furong

    Li, Furong

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 401H

    Email : furongli@stat.tamu.edu

  • Liang, Hwa Chi

    Liang, Hwa Chi

    Title : Senior Lecturer

    Phone : (979) 845-8884

    Office : Blocker 406A

    Email : hcliang@stat.tamu.edu

    Linear Models, Statistical Education, Undergraduate Research.

  • Liang, Liang

    Liang, Liang

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404A

    Email : liang@stat.tamu.edu

  • Lin, Fang-Yu

    Lin, Fang-Yu

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404A

    Email : elysalin@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~elysalin

  • Liu, Senmao

    Liu, Senmao

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 408

    Email : senmao@stat.tamu.edu

  • Long, James

    Long, James

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 435

    Email : jlong@stat.tamu.edu

    My interests are in statistical challenges in astronomy data, in particular classification and prediction problems. Astronomy data sets provide a number of statistical challenges: objects are high dimensional (eg images or functions), features are often observed with heterogeneous measurement error, data sets are large, and sample selection bias is often present. I collaborate with several members of the Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy Department, including Lucas Macri and Casey Papovich. Methodologically I'm interested in classification (in particular tree based classifiers such as random forest) and measurement error.

  • Longnecker, Michael

    Longnecker, Michael

    Title : Associate Department Head

    Phone : (979) 845-3187

    Office : Blocker 404C

    Email : longneck@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~longneck/

    My research is collaborative research with faculty members in entomology, animal science, and numerous other departments throughout campus. My contributions consist of helping researchers design experiments, determine sample sizes, decide on appropriate models, select statistical methodology to analyze their data, and produce insightful graphs. This, hopefully, results in efficient designs, more powerful tests, and improved explanations of the results.

  • Mallick, Bani

    Mallick, Bani

    Title : Distinguished Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-1275

    Office : Blocker 401B

    Email : bmallick@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~bmallick

    Bayesian hierarchical modeling, nonparametric regression and classification, bioinformatics, spatio-temporal modeling, machine learning, functional data analysis, Bayesian nonparametrics, petroleum reservoir characterization, uncertainty analysis of computer model outputs.

  • Malloure, Matthew

    Malloure, Matthew

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 461

    Email : malloure@stat.tamu.edu

  • Mandal, Soutrik

    Mandal, Soutrik

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 406B

    Email : smandal@stat.tamu.edu

  • Manuel, Christopher Matthew

    Manuel, Christopher Matthew

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : cmmanuel@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~cmmanuel

  • Matis, James

    Matis, James

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3187

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : matis@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~matis

    Biomathematics, compartmental analysis, statistical ecology and applied stochastic processes.

  • McGuffey, Elizabeth

    McGuffey, Elizabeth

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404F

    Email : ejennings@stat.tamu.edu

  • McLean, Mathew

    McLean, Mathew

    Title : Postdoc Research Associate

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 458A

    Email : mmclean@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://stat.tamu.edu/~mmclean

  • McNamara, James Francis

    McNamara, James Francis

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Office : Texas A&M University

    Department of Educational Psychology

    Email : mmcnamara@suddenlink.net

    Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Metheney, Erica Ann

    Metheney, Erica Ann

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : metheney@stat.tamu.edu

  • Mohsenizadeh, Daniel

    Mohsenizadeh, Daniel

    Title : Assistant Research Scientist

    Phone : (661) 472-1575

    Office : Wisenbaker 224D

    Email : danielmz@tamu.edu

    Website : http://people.tamu.edu/~navid259

  • Morris, Jeffrey S.

    Morris, Jeffrey S.

    Title : Professor and Deputy Chair

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Biostatistics

    Email : jefmorris@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Moua, Andrew

    Moua, Andrew

    Title : Office Software Associate

    Phone : (979) 845-2296

    Office : Blocker 451

    Email : amoua@stat.tamu.edu

    I am an Office Software Associate and I work with the Distance Learning program under Kim Ritchie, assisting in the maintenance of the distance programs’ websites and resources. I am involved in things such as editing DL website material, monitoring our discussion boards and assignment-submission clients, classroom recordings, distribution of software to students, and running trials to ensure we are getting the best from our technology and software.

  • Mu, Jifang

    Mu, Jifang

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 420

    Email : jfmu@stat.tamu.edu

  • Mueller-Harknett, Ursula

    Mueller-Harknett, Ursula

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 862-2049

    Office : Blocker 458E

    Email : uschi@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~uschi/

    My main research area is inference for regression and stochastic process models. I am particularly interested in flexible semiparametric methods that require much weaker model assumptions than classical methods, which are typically likelihood based. An important focus is on characterizing and constructing estimators that are efficient in the sense of the Hajek and Le Cam theory for locally asymptotically normal families. Getting to the bottom of a problem sometimes leads to a new approach that is surprisingly simple but nonetheless optimal. Several of my recent papers and projects are on efficient estimation in nonparametric and semiparametric missing data models.

  • Newton, H. Joseph

    Newton, H. Joseph

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-8817

    Office : Blocker 464C

    Email : jnewton@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/

    Time series analysis, computational statistics.

  • Ni, Sha

    Ni, Sha

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 406

    Email : sn907@stat.tamu.edu

  • Nikooienejad, Amir

    Nikooienejad, Amir

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 405B

    Email : amir@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~amir/

  • Niu, Yabo

    Niu, Yabo

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 420

    Email : ybniu@stat.tamu.edu

  • Padilla, Nicole

    Padilla, Nicole

    Title : Administrative Assistant

    Phone : (979) 845-2542

    Office : Blocker 450E

    Email : npadilla@stat.tamu.edu

    I am an Administrative Assistant for the Distance Learning Department. I help students with questions and comments related to our program and am generally their first point of contact via email. I also process all paperwork, including Requests for Final Examinations and preliminary application materials.

  • Parker, Amy

    Parker, Amy

    Title : Academic Advisor II

    Phone : (979) 845-8886

    Office : Blocker 424

    Email : aparker@stat.tamu.edu

    I hold the position of Academic Advisor II. It is my responsibility to assist students from the time they submit applications until they file for graduation. I process applications, answer questions, and try to see that new students’ documents are in order. In the spring I set up appointments with faculty to interview prospective students. I assist Dr. Huang in writing letters for students (good standing, driver’s license, financial, etc.). I am here to answer students’ questions or assist them in finding answers they need. I register students for classes, handle add/drops, and forces. I assist also Dr. Longnecker with faculty evaluation records, faculty workload reports and ordering textbooks.

  • Parzen, Emanuel

    Parzen, Emanuel

    Title : Distinguished Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3188

    Office : Blocker 415C

    Email : eparzen@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~eparzen/

    Statistical science-developing statistical methods for time series analysis, data analysis, and change analysis.

  • Payne, Richard

    Payne, Richard

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 461

    Email : richard@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~richard

  • Peiskee, James "JD"

    Peiskee, James "JD"

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 455

    Email : jdpeiskee@stat.tamu.edu

  • Philbin, Robert

    Philbin, Robert

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 422

    Email : rphilbin@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~rphilbin

  • Pourahmadi, Mohsen

    Pourahmadi, Mohsen

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3164

    Office : Blocker 439

    Email : pourahm@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~pourahm/index.html

    My research is focused on modeling dependence (covariances) in multivariate and time series data using covariates. The goal is to develop machinery for covariance matrices just like the powerful generalized linear models (GLM) for the mean vector developed over two centuries. The key ideas and tools I rely on are from prediction theory, time series analysis and theory of stochastic processes. My interest in applications includes financial data analysis, analysis of longitudinal and panel data, data mining, classification and clustering, fMRI and high-dimensional data.

  • Rahbar, Mohammad Hossein

    Rahbar, Mohammad Hossein

    Title : Professor

    Office : The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston

    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical & Translational Sciences

    Email : Mohammad.H.Rahbar@uth.tmc.edu

    Website : https://sph.uth.edu/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Rahman, Shahina "Annie"

    Rahman, Shahina "Annie"

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 454

    Email : srahman@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~srahman

  • Ransome, Wanda

    Ransome, Wanda

    Title : Business Coordinator I

    Phone : (979) 845-7197

    Office : Blocker 449

    Email : wransome@stat.tamu.edu

    I hold the position of Business Coordinator I. I manage the accounts for the Distance Learning and Analytics Program. I process invoice payments, make daily deposits, allocate credit card charges and produce weekly and monthly reports for the Division Director. I also provide staff support to faculty members and other staff using distance funds. This support includes a wide range of duties including but not limited to ordering supplies and computer equipment, renewing memberships, processing travel and expense reimbursements. If you need something done and you’re using distance funds to do it, I’ll be the one helping you.

  • Rao, Arvind

    Rao, Arvind

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Departments of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology and Radiation Oncology

    Email : ARUppore@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Reed, Katherine

    Reed, Katherine

    Title : Postdoc Research Assistant

    Phone : (979) 862-7584

    Office : Blocker 464D

    Email : kreed@stat.tamu.edu

  • Ringer, Larry

    Ringer, Larry

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : ringer@stat.tamu.edu

    Applied statistics, survey sampling and reliability.

  • Ritchie, Kim

    Ritchie, Kim

    Title : Director of Operations

    Phone : (979) 845-2293

    Office : Blocker 451A

    Email : kritchie@stat.tamu.edu

    I am the Director of Operations for Online Programs within the Department of Statistics. I handle the instructional technology for our online Masters program. I manage the Teaching Technology Assistants who work for the online program. I also assist faculty and graduate students with the technology used for their undergraduate classes including course management systems, homework systems, and sometimes ebooks.

  • Robinson, Athena

    Robinson, Athena

    Title : Business Coordinator II

    Phone : (979) 845-3105

    Office : Blocker 426

    Email : athena@stat.tamu.edu

    I am the Business Coordinator for the Department of Statistics. I am your Human Resources Liaison, I process Graduate Students payroll, Benefits, GLACIER system, Monthly payroll, and Biweekly payroll. I handle ordering supplies, processing travel reimbursements, paying invoices, reconciling credit card statements, booking travel arrangements, process inventory and records retention items, and oversee front office personnel. I also process travel card applications, all things related to accounts and the business side of things. I can help you with what you need, or point you in the right direction! I am backup to Sandra Wood with her duties when she is away.

  • Sang, Huiyan

    Sang, Huiyan

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3156

    Office : Blocker 464B

    Email : huiyan@stat.tamu.edu

    Bayesian statistics with focus on spatial and spatio-temporal statistics.

  • Sanyal, Nilotpal

    Sanyal, Nilotpal

    Title : Postdoc Research Associate

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 437

    Email : nsanyal@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~nsanyal/

  • Schmiediche, Henrik

    Schmiediche, Henrik

    Title : Director of Information Technology

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 416E

    Email : henrik@stat.tamu.edu

  • Seem, Emily

    Seem, Emily

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 452A

    Email : seem@stat.tamu.edu

  • Segrest, Nathan

    Segrest, Nathan

    Title : Senior Microcomputer/LAN Administrator

    Phone : (979) 845-5714

    Office : Blocker 416G

    Email : nathan@stat.tamu.edu

    I am a Senior Microcomputer LAN Administrator for the Department of Statistics. I take care of the maintenance and upgrades for the labs in 162, 448, and 457, and take care of any problems that the student tech workers can’t solve. I also maintain the servers that run all of the virtual machines, set up new accounts when necessary and when needed, help move furniture, computers, or other heavy or bulky things from point A to point B. Two nights out of the week I provide support in Houston for the Analytics courses.

  • Sheather, Simon

    Sheather, Simon

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 862-2043

    Office : Blocker 450

    Email : sheather@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sheather/

    My research interests are in the fields of flexible regression methods for big data, and smoothing methods in nonparametric statistics. My current work focuses on choosing the shrinkage smoothing parameter for LASSO based on very large data sets.I also work with industry developing practical predictive models for big data in the fields of oil and gas, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, financial services and retail.

  • Shen, Yu

    Shen, Yu

    Title : Professor/Conversation with a Living Legend Professorship

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Biostatistics

    Email : yshen@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Sherman, Michael

    Sherman, Michael

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-2992

    Office : Blocker 401E

    Email : sherman@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sherman/

    Biostatistics, spatial statistics.

  • Shete, Sanjay

    Shete, Sanjay

    Title : Barnhart Family Distinguished Professor in Targeted Therapies

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    Email : sshete@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Shin, Minsuk

    Shin, Minsuk

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404E

    Email : minsuk@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~minsuk

  • Shin, Yei Eun

    Shin, Yei Eun

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 404B

    Email : syeeun@stat.tamu.edu

  • Shoemake, Steve

    Shoemake, Steve

    Title : Senior Microcomputer/ LAN Administrator

    Phone : (979) 845-5714

    Office : Blocker 416F

    Email : steve@stat.tamu.edu

    I hold the position of Senior Microcomputer/LAN Administrator. I work for both the Department of Statistics and the College of Science Dean’s office and I manage most of the Windows desktops and servers. Most of my work for the Stat department is “behind the scenes” working in the server room or on the network but you will often see me jogging all around the floor chasing down virus problems and other IT issues. Additionally, in the College of Science Dean’s office, I also administer the Exchange Email server and all the desktops, laptops, mobile devices, projectors and printers.

  • Sinha, Samiran

    Sinha, Samiran

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3160

    Office : Blocker 415D

    Email : sinha@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sinha/

    Methodological research: missing data technique, measurement error, splines. Bayesian methods: parametric and nonparametric methods. Application: epidemiology, genetic epidemiology.

  • Sinha, Shyamalendu

    Sinha, Shyamalendu

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 454

    Email : ssinha@stat.tamu.edu

  • Smith, William

    Smith, William

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 447

    Email : smith@stat.tamu.edu

    Multivariate analysis, missing data methods, correspondence analysis.

  • South, Jennifer

    South, Jennifer

    Title : Senior Administrative Coordinator

    Phone : (979) 845-3191

    Office : Blocker 449D

    Email : jennifer@stat.tamu.edu

    I am Senior Administrative Coordinator for the department. I report to the Academic Director of Statistics Online Program. My duties include responding to all correspondence sent to the Director by writing first drafts of emails, letters of reference, memos, etc; create and maintain files, receive and review mail, redistribute as necessary; compile information and prepare reports as requested; respond to information requests from department, college and university, as well as daily email correspondence sent to the director. Attend meetings on behalf of the Director. Coordinate and schedule all meetings. Schedule all travel. Create and maintain administrative databases. I also supervise the Program Manager, Administrative Assistant and student workers for the distance program; train and evaluate the work of support staff and/or student workers. I serve as the primary information resource on office support methods and processes. I work with the Director on initiatives associated with establishing and maintaining relationships with businesses in industry to help grow our online Masters in Statistics and new Masters of Science in Analytics Programs. I work with the Director on establishing, building and maintaining relationships with key former students. I research, compile and apply information making evaluative judgments on appropriate data to use. I plan, coordinate and provide administrative support for special events, meetings, and conferences, etc that are hosted by the Director or Department of Statistics Online Programs. Coordinate work flow and promote communication within our division, as well as with external units of the university. Analyze and develop administrative support operations, methods and procedures to maintain flow of work and desirable levels of productivity.

  • Speed, F. Michael

    Speed, F. Michael

    Title : Professor Emeritus

    Phone : (979) 845-3182

    Office : Blocker 450A

    Email : mspeed@stat.tamu.edu

    Computational statistics, biostatistics, linear models, applied statistics, multivariate methods, environmental and industrial statistics, teaching statistics real time.

  • Spiegelman, Clifford

    Spiegelman, Clifford

    Title : Distinguished Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 459A

    Email : cliff@stat.tamu.edu

    Theory: Nonparametric smoothing methods, measurement error models, high dimensional inference and estimation, calibration and inverse problems. Applications: in physical and engineering sciences: forensics, transportation, chemometrics, environmetrics, agriculture, and biology.

  • Stabile, Lauren Christine

    Stabile, Lauren Christine

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 460

    Email : lstabile@stat.tamu.edu

  • Stevens, Deanna

    Stevens, Deanna

    Title : Department Head Assistant

    Phone : (979) 845-2171

    Office : Blocker 427

    Email : deanna@stat.tamu.edu

    As Assistant to the Department Head I am responsible for the majority of all correspondence sent on behalf of the department head; including emails, responding to university requests and following up on his behalf. I organize, schedule and keep the Department Head informed of all meetings and meeting requests. I assist and oversee the recruiting and hiring of new faculty and process new faculty hiring paperwork required by the university. In addition, I serve as liaison for the department and International Faculty and Scholar Services. I process all visa paperwork for newly hired faculty; including new visas, extension of visas, visitor visas and permanent visas. I assist the Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, as well as oversee the Promotion and Tenure process including the compilation of the candidate’s dossier. I assist the Chair of the Awards Committee in the nomination of all college, university and international awards. Lastly, I oversee all departmental events.

  • Su, Ya

    Su, Ya

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 409

    Email : ysu@stat.tamu.edu

  • Subba Rao, Suhasini

    Subba Rao, Suhasini

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 432

    Email : suhasini@stat.tamu.edu

    Time series, nonstationary processes, nonlinear processes, recursive online algorithms, spatio-temporal models.

  • Sun, Zhuoer

    Sun, Zhuoer

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 467C

    Email : zhuoer@stat.tamu.edu

  • Sundararajan, Raanju Ragavendar

    Sundararajan, Raanju Ragavendar

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 405F

    Email : raanju@stat.tamu.edu

  • Sutherland, Joyce

    Sutherland, Joyce

    Title : Program Manager

    Phone : (979) 845-5528

    Office : Blocker 526C

    Email : joyce@stat.tamu.edu

    I am the Assistant to Raymond J. Carroll. I manage all of his grants and local accounts and I am responsible for all of the grants in the Statistics Department. I do all reimbursements from Grants that have not been converted to the new OSRS System, i.e. Research Foundation accounts. I reconcile all of the grants to make sure your balances are accurate. I am your parking liaison, I try to help as much as possible, but with everything being computer accessible, you pretty much have to do it yourself. I am also the Program Manager for the KAUST Grant. I manage all budget activities and the staff for the KAUST Program.

  • Toby, Ellen

    Toby, Ellen

    Title : Senior Lecturer Emerita

    Phone : (979) 845-3197

    Office : Blocker 410B

    Email : ellen@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~ellen/

    Biostatistics, diffusions processes.

  • Wang, Lei

    Wang, Lei

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 401G

    Email : leiwang@stat.tamu.edu

  • Wang, Suojin

    Wang, Suojin

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 458-0898

    Office : Blocker 467A

    Email : sjwang@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sjwang/

    Biostatistical inferences, missing and mis-measured data modeling and analysis, non- and semi-parametric methodology, resampling methods, small sample asymptotics, survey sampling.

  • Wang, Tianying

    Wang, Tianying

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 422

    Email : tianying@stat.tamu.edu

  • Wang, Wenyi

    Wang, Wenyi

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Office : University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

    Email : wwang7@mdanderson.org

    Website : http://www.mdanderson.org/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Wang, Xiao

    Wang, Xiao

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 461

    Email : xwang@stat.tamu.edu

  • Wehrly, Thomas

    Wehrly, Thomas

    Title : Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-1359

    Office : Blocker 459C

    Email : twehrly@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~twehrly/

    Stochastic models, directional data, mathematical statistics, nonparametric function estimation, categorical data analysis.

  • Wood, Sandra

    Wood, Sandra

    Title : Business Administrator I

    Phone : (979) 845-3179

    Office : Blocker 429

    Email : sandra@stat.tamu.edu

    I hold the position of Business Administrator for the Department of Statistics. I handle all budget activities between TAMU and the department. I oversee the staff activities and attempt to assist the department in running smoothly. I process all faculty payroll, graduate student tuitions and scholarship payments, reconcile department accounts and back up Athena Robinson and Amy Parker in their respective responsibilities. I’m also your HR Liaison and can assist you when needed. I manage all personnel files and assign office space.

  • Wu, Xiaoqing

    Wu, Xiaoqing

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 459F

    Email : xiaoqingwu@stat.tamu.edu

  • Xiong, Momiao

    Xiong, Momiao

    Title : Professor

    Office : University of Texas School of Public Health

    Department of Biostatistics, Human Genetics Center

    Email : Momiao.Xiong@uth.tmc.edu

    Website : https://sph.uth.edu/

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Xue, Jingnan

    Xue, Jingnan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 401H

    Email : jnxue@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnxue

  • Zhang, Bohai

    Zhang, Bohai

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 409

    Email : zhang@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~zhang

  • Zhang, Nan

    Zhang, Nan

    Title : Graduate Students

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 452B

    Email : nanzhang@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~nanzhang

  • Zhang, Xianyang

    Zhang, Xianyang

    Title : Assistant Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 435

    Email : zhangxiany@stat.tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~zhangxiany

    High dimensional statistics, Econometrics, Functional data analysis, and Time series analysis

  • Zhao, Hongwei

    Zhao, Hongwei

    Title : Professor

    Office : Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Public Health

    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Email : zhao@sph.tamhsc.edu

    Website : http://www.tamhsc.edu/

    Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Zhou, Lan

    Zhou, Lan

    Title : Associate Professor

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 415E

    Email : lzhou@stat.tamu.edu

    Statistical methodology and application in bioinformatics, nutrition and epidemiology, functional/longitudinal data analysis.

  • Ziegel, Eric

    Ziegel, Eric

    Title : Analytics Program Project Coach

    Office : Independent Consultant

    Email : eziegel@tamu.edu

    Website : http://www.linkedin.com/in/EricZiegel

    Adjunct Member, Statistics Graduate Faculty

  • Zoh, Roger

    Zoh, Roger

    Title : Assistant Research Scientist

    Phone : (979) 845-3141

    Office : Blocker 462A

    Email : rszoh@stat.tamu.edu