Faculty in statistics have a range of interests from theoretical, to methodological, to applied. We regularly consult and collaborate with our colleagues throughout the university and participate in multidisciplinary research. We offer a statistics concentration for undergraduate math majors, a Masters degree, and a statistics specialization for PhD students. The Friday afternoon statistics seminar features both theoretical and applied talks and internal and external speakers.

## Research Areas

**Bayesian statistics:** Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Michael Lavine, Yulong Lu

**Bioinformatics and biostatistics:** John Buonaccorsi, Erin Conlon, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Anna Liu, Haben Michael, John Staudenmayer, Ted Westling

**Causal inference:** Haben Michael, Ted Westling

**Computational statistics:** Krista J Gile, Patrick Flaherty, Maryclare Griffin, Yulong Lu, Brian Van Koten

**Estimating equations:** Haben Michael, Daeyoung Kim

**Finite mixture models:** Daeyoung Kim

**Foundations:** John Buonaccorsi, Krista J Gile, Michael Lavine, Daeyoung Kim, Ted Westling

**Linear models:** Maryclare Griffin, John Buonaccorsi, H. K. Hsieh

**Measurement error models:** Haben Michael, John Buonaccorsi, John Staudenmayer

**Mixed models and smoothing:** Maryclare Griffin, Anna Liu, John Staudenmayer

**Multivariate statistics:** Maryclare Griffin, Daeyoung Kim

**Network Analysis and Sampling:** Krista J Gile

**Nonparametric/Semiparametric Inference:** Yulong Lu, Haben Michael, Ted Westling

**Quantitative ecology:** John Buonaccorsi, Michael Lavine

**Survival analysis and reliability:** Ted Westling, H. K. Hsieh

**Social Science Statistics:** Krista J Gile

**Spatial Statistics:** Maryclare Griffin

**Time series:** Maryclare Griffin

**Variational inference: **Patrick Flaherty

## Statistical Consulting and Collaboration Services

### Who we are

SCCS provides statistical consulting and collaboration to researchers at UMass, the Five Colleges, and elsewhere, through individual meetings and support for interdisciplinary research projects. The SCCS staff are statistics faculty and students at UMass and the Five Colleges.

For more information about consulting services, please visit their webpage.****

## Department of Mathematics and Statistics