Research

As a learner-centered and discovery-driven institution, Western Michigan University values the research of its faculty. The following lists the research interests of faculty members in the Department of Statistics.

Nichole Andrews

  • Statistics education

Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj

  • Dependence
  • Classification
  • Categorical data
  • Zero-inflated distribution

Kevin Lee

  • Statistical analysis of network data
  • High-dimensional statistical inference
  • Statistical machine learning and data mining
  • Graphical models
  • Variational inference

Joseph McKean

  • Rank-based analysis of linear models
  • Robust nonlinear regression
  • Statistical methods using R

Joshua D. Naranjo

  • Robust regression
  • Adaptive procedures and diagnostics for method selection
  • Regression effect and other sampling biases

Georgiana Onicescu

  • Bayesian analysis
  • Spatial survival and spatio-temporal modeling
  • Clinical, translational epidemiological studies 

Jeff Terpstra

  • Nonparametric and robust statistics in time series analysis
  • Order restricted inference
  • Ranked set sampling