Students
Ph.D. students
and year of graduation
 Mark Handcock,
1989
Professor of Statistics, UCLA
Dissertation title: "Inference for spatial Gaussian random fields when the objective is prediction."
 Xufeng
Niu (joint with George Tiao), 1991
Professor, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
Dissertation title: "Spacetime ARMA models for satellite ozone data."
 Biao Zhang, 1992
Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toledo
Dissertation title: "Nonparametric function estimation."
 Patricia Styer, 1993
Quality Improvement Analyst at
CareOregon
Dissertation title: "The effect of temporal aggregation in gamma regression models used to estimate trends in sulfate deposition."
 Ernesto Floresroux, 1993
CIDE, Mexico City
Dissertation title: "Estimation of the nearest neighbor distribution for spatial point processes."
 Linda Collins, 1995
Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Dissertation title: "Interevent distance methods for the statistical analysis of spatial point processes."
 Dongping Fang, 1996
IBM Research
Dissertation title: "Modeling the correlation structure of the TOMS ozone data and lattice sampling design for isotropic random fields."
 Jeff Picka, 1997
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of New Brunswick
Dissertation title: "Variance reducing: modifications for estimators of dependence in random sets."
 Montserrat Fuentes,1998
Dean, College of Humanities & Sciences,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dissertation title: "Prediction of random fields and modeling of spatialtemporal satellite data."
 Dongseok Choi (joint with George Tiao), 1999
Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health & Preventive
Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Dissertation title: "Modeling latitudinal correlations for satellite data."
 JiMeng Loh, 2001
Associate Professor, Department of
Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dissertation title: "Estimating the largescale structure of the universe using QSO carbon IV absorbers."
 Zhengyuan Zhu, 2002
Professor, Department of
Statistics, Iowa State University
Dissertation title: "Optimal sampling design and parameter estimation of Gaussian random fields."
 Leah Welty, 2003
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University
Dissertation title: "Spatial statistics for modeling phytoplankton."
 Mikyoung Jun, 2005
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Texas A & M University and Visiting Scientist, NCAR
Dissertation title: "Spacetime models and their application to air pollution."
 Ethan
Anderes, 2005
Associate Professor, Department of
Statistics, University of California, Davis
Dissertation title: "Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields."
 Hae Kyung Im, 2005
Assistant Professor, Department of
Health Studies, University of Chicago
Dissertation title: "Two problems in environmetrics."
 Xiaofeng Shao (joint with
WeiBiao Wu), 2006
Professor, University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign
Dissertation title: "Statistical evaluation of multiresolution model output and spectral analysis for nonlinear time series."
 Chae Young Lim, 2007
Associate Professor, Seoul National University
Dissertation title: "Characteristics of a Model
Error in an Air Quality Model and
FixedDomain Asymptotic Properties of Spatial CrossPeriodograms."
 Marcin Hitczenko,
2011
Federal Reserve, Boston branch
Dissertation title: "Modeling Processes on Spheres."
 Darongsae Kwon,
2012
Postdoc, Duke University
Dissertation title: "Kriging Prediction with
Estimated Covariances."
 Myoungji Lee,
2012
Manager, American Express
Dissertation title: "Local Properties of Irregularly Observed Gaussian Fields."
 Xiaohui Chang,
2012
Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, College of
Business
Dissertation title: "Wavelet Analysis in Spatial Interpolation of High
Frequency Monitoring Data."
 Joseph Guinness,
2012
Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
Dissertation title: "Nonstationary Models for SpatialTemporal Processes."
 Stefano Castruccio,
2013
Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University
Dissertation title: "Statistical Methods for Climate Ensembles."
 Michael Horrell,
2015
Data Science Architect, Uptake Technologies, LLC
Dissertation title: "Two Projects in Gaussian Random Field SpaceTime
Statistics."
 Andrew Poppick,
2016
Assistant Professor, Carleton College
Dissertation title: "Statistical Methods for Climatic Processes with
Temporal NonStationarity."
 Wanting Xu (joint with Mihai Anitescu),
2017
Dissertation title: "On the Optimal Estimation, Control, and Modeling of
Dynamical Systems."
Postdoctoral research associates
 Jean Quashnock, 19971999
Professor, Department of Physics, Carthage College
 Jon Stroud (joint with Barry Lesht), 19992001
Associate Professor, Statistics,
Georgetown University
 Serge Guillas (joint with George Tiao), 20022004
Reader, Department of Statistical Science, University College London
 Dana Draghicescu (joint with John Frederick), 20022004
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Hunter College of CUNY
 Mathieu Vrac, 20042006
Research Scientist, CNRS Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
 Zepu Zhang, 20042007
Chief Data Scientist, Mobile Ad
 Li
Chen, 20042007
Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of
Bristol
 Meredith Franklin
(joint with Rao Kotamarthi), 20072010
Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University
of Southern California
 Ying Sun, 20122013
Assistant Professor of
Statistics, KAUST
 William Leeds
(joint with Elisabeth Moyer), 20132014
Quantitative Researcher, Climate Corporation
 Zhen Zhang,
20142016
Statistician, Dow AgroSciences LLC
 Won Chang
(joint with Elisabeth Moyer), 20142016
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical
Sciences, University of Cincinnati
 Mikael Kuusela,
20162017
Postdoc, SAMSI


