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Faculty

The School of Statistics has an internationally distinguished faculty, including many elected fellows of the major statistical organizations such as the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the International Statistical Institute. Also, many of our faculty members are or have been editors or associate editors of major journals. Additionally, several have been nominated for, or are the recipients of, awards for excellence in teaching.

Name Contact Specialty
Snigdhansu Chatterjee
Associate Professor
Director of the Institute on Research in Statisitcs
355 Ford Hall
612-625-6505
chatt019@umn.edu
Nonparametric and semi-parametric curve estimation, generalized linear mixed models
R. Dennis Cook
Professor
313A Ford Hall
612-625-7732
rdcook@umn.edu
Dimension reduction, graphical methods, linear and nonlinear models, regression diagnostics, experimental design
Charles Doss
Associate Professor
389 Ford Hall
612-625-5819
cdoss@umn.edu
Nonparametric estimation and interface
Charles Geyer
Professor
356 Ford Hall
612-625-8511
geyer@umn.edu
Constrained maximum likelihood, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo likelihood, spatial statistics
Birgit Grund
Associate Professor
381 Ford Hall
612-624-8076
birgit@umn.edu
Design and analysis of clinical trials, AIDS research, nonparametric curve estimation, smoothing methods
Nathaniel Helwig
Assistant Professor
375 Ford Hall
612-625-7515
helwig@umn.edu
 
Tiefeng Jiang
Professor
365 Ford Hall
612-624-3850
jiang040@umn.edu
Random matrcies, random graphs, probability, symmetric polynomials, high-dimensional statisitcs, connections to physics and computer science
Galin Jones
Professor
Director of the School of Statistics
347 Ford Hall
612-624-8862
galin@umn.edu
Markov chain Monte Carlo methodology, decison theory, biological and environmental applications
Xiaoou Li
Assistant Professor
313 Ford Hall
612-625-8046
lixx1766@umn.edu
Sequential analysis and adaptive design, latent variable models, graphical models, psychometrics
Lan Liu
Assistant Professor
368 Ford Hall
612-625-6636
liux3771@umn.edu
 
Glen Meeden
Professor
397 Ford Hall
612-625-8321
gmeeden@umn.edu
Bayesian inference, finite population sampling, decision theory
Gary W. Oehlert
Professor
313B Ford Hall
612-625-1557
gary@umn.edu
Statistical computing, environmental statistics, design of experiments
Adam Rothman
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
367 Ford Hall
612-626-0356
arothman@umn.edu
 
Xiaotong Shen
Professor
384 Ford Hall
612-624-7098
xshen@umn.edu
Statistical learning and data mining, statistical applications in engineering and health science, nonparametric and semiparametric modeling
Kean Ming Tan
Assistant Professor
357 Ford Hall
612-624-7098
ktan@umn.edu
Statistical learning and data mining, graphical models, clustering, latent variables, generalized eigenvalue problem
Lan Wang
Professor
385 Ford Hall
612-625-7843
wangx346@umn.edu
Nonparametric and semiparametric statistics with focus on high-dimensional data analysis, variable selection, quantile regression, estimating equations, censored data, model diagnostics and their applications
Yuhong Yang
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
376 Ford Hall
612-626-8337
yangx374@umn.edu
Model selection and model combining, high-dimensional data analysis, multi-armed bandits with covariates, forcast combinations, statistics in personalized medicine
Hui Zou
Professor
362 Ford Hall
612-625-4005
zouxx019@umn.edu
Statistical methodology and theory

Teaching Specialists

Name Contact
John Corbett
Lecturer
332 Ford Hall
612-626-8636
corbett@umn.edu
Barbara Kuzmak
Lecturer
487 Ford Hall
612-625-4897
bkuzmak@umn.edu
Yuyoung Park
Lecturer
487 Ford Hall
612-625-4897
parky@umn.edu
Meng-Hsuan Wu (Tony)
Lecturer
475 Ford Hall
612-625-2493
wuxxx725@umn.edu

Emeriti

Name Contact
Christopher Bingham
Professor Emeritus
kb@umn.edu
Morris L. Eaton
Professor Emeritus
392 Ford Hall
612-625-7515
eaton@stat.umn.edu
Douglas M. Hawkins
Professor
dhawkins@umn.edu
Kinley Larntz
Professor Emeritus
kinley@stat.umn.edu
Frank Martin
Associate Professor
fbm.emrt@stat.umn.edu
William Sudderth
Professor
392 Ford Hall
612-625-2801
sudde001@umn.edu
Sanford Weisberg
Professor
362 Ford Hall
612-625-8355
sandy@umn.edu