I have two main research interests: A key feature of chronic illness is that it does not disappear—it is characterized by recurrences, relapses, and progression of disease. I have studied people with heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. Interestingly, not all people faced with chronic illness become distressed.
In the past, I have collaborated with Persi Diaconis and others on random matrices and various other aspects of probability on algebraic structures.
I have numerous publications with Martin Barlow, Ed Perkins, Klaus Fleischmann, Tom Kurtz, Xiaowen Zhou, and Peter Donnelly on Dawson-Watanabe superprocesses and other measure-valued processes that arise in population biology, as well as with Jim Pitman on various coalescent models that appear in biology, chemistry and astrophysics.
I share an ongoing interest in biodemography with David Steinsaltz and Ken Wachter that has resulted in papers on fitness landscapes, mutation-selection balance, stochastic PDE models of bacteria and yeast aging, and applications of quasistationarity to mortality modeling.
I continue research on probability and real trees, particularly applications of ideas from metric geometry such as the Gromov-Hausdorff metric, some of it in collaboration with Tye Lidman, Jim Pitman, and Anita Winter.
I am investigating tree statistics and most recent common ancestors in diploid populations with Erick Matsen. Monty Slatkin and I are researching allele frequency spectra for time-varying population sizes.
I am in the middle of an extensive project involving Tandy Warnow, Don Ringe, Luay Nakhleh, and Francois Barbancon on several aspects of phylogenetic inference - particularly applications of computational phylogenetic methods in historical linguistics.
I currently have students working on stepping stone models and coalescent sticky flows, the population genetics of hybrid zones, random matrices associated with Coxeter groups, random matrices arising from random trees and random networks, infinite-dimensional dynamical systems applied to mutation-selection balance, and connections between matrix-valued orthogonal polynomials and queuing theory.
Back to top Lisa Goldberg My primary interest is the development of a broad, widely applicable, statistically sound, quantitative framework for measuring and managing financial risk. This is very topical and important, given the turbulence that has plagued financial markets during the last twelve months.
With colleagues at MSCI BarraI am working on extreme risk attribution, generalized portfolio optimization, and the development of downside safe financial indices.Statement of Research Interests Keith Bentele Main Areas of Research Interest My primary areas of research interest are stratification and political sociology.
I am particularly interested in examining the impact of various economic and social.
My research interests include the development of statistical methods for the analysis of data that are qualitative or categorical, and statistical methodology in the social sciences. I have contributed to the theory and development of log-linear models, latent-structure models, association models, and correspondence analysis models.
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Hello Kathryn, Kim, Samah and Stephanie My name is Marion and I am a research fellow in health services research at the University of Manchester. A statement of research interests, along with a resume and a cover letter, is a crucial part of applying for a research-oriented job in academia or with a private research and development firm.
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