Columbia University Department of Statistics

2015 Minghui Yu Memorial Conference
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We are excited to have Professor David Dunson as our keynote speaker this year. Prof. David Dunson is currently the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Statistical Science at Duke University. His research focuses on bayesian statistical methodology motivated by complex biomedical data and machine learning applications. An emphasis is on developing adaptive Bayes approaches for "learning" low-dimensional structure underlying high-dimensional "objects", such as images, surfaces, shapes, text, array data, and networks. He is reknowned for his wide-ranging and fundamental contributions to the development of parametric and nonparametric modeling within complex Bayesian frameworks and for use of this methodology in substantive applications, notably in reproductive epidemiology. Dr. Dunson is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He is winner of the 2007 Mortimer Spiegelman Award for the top public health statistician, the 2010 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship at Harvard University and the 2010 COPSS Presidents' Award for the top statistician under 41.