Department Head, Professor of Statistics, Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources
- Risks and Insurance
- Spatial Statistics
- Statistical Computing
- Time Series Analysis
My current research is primarily in the analysis of spatial and space-time data. These kinds of data are being observed in many fields such as climatology, geophysics, geology, natural resources, agriculture, health sciences, economics and marketing. Technological advances have made it feasible to collect and archive space-time data at large scales that were not possible in just a decade ago. These massive and correlated data create challenging and interesting statistical problems, and demand innovative computational and methodological research.