Alan Dabney

Associate Professor of Statistics

2016-2019 Eppright Professor of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence

Texas A&M University

Office: 459B Blocker Building
FAX: (979) 845-3144
E-mail: adabney@stat.tamu.edu
Address: Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 77843 USA.


I received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington and joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at A&M in 2006. I am currently an Associate Professor and holder of the Eppright Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. I frequently collaborate across disciplines to apply statistical methodology to research projects in a wide variety of application areas, most recently including biomedicine, genomics, public health, forensics, and business analytics. In addition, I am co-Director of the newly-created Undergraduate Program in the Department of Statistics. I am also co-author of the 2013 popular-science publication Cartoon Introduction to Statistics, which was favorably reviewed by many media sources, including The Economist, Scientific American, and Publishers Weekly.

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RATIONAL LEARNING: On Sep. 28, I held a seminar on "Rational Learning", using a blend of probability, philosophy, scientific inquiry, and common sense to argue for an inclusive and compassionate worldview. Here is a flier, here are my slides from the presentation, here is a link to a screencast recording of the seminar, and here is a draft of the syllabus for the full Rational Learning course that I will initially teach in the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. The next seminar is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 26, titled "From Character to Quality".