# Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation

Research Unit Profile

The division is a new academic unit designed to provide campus-wide services for students, faculty, and staff and to serve as a gathering point for like-minded colleagues. Faculty from colleges and research units across campus -- including Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Affairs, Social Work and the Texas Advanced Computing Center - have joined in this initative.

Research Unit Affiliated Faculty

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Abrevaya, Jason | Economics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Abrevaya's research has focused on econometric methodology, applied microeconomics, and demography. His work has utilized large-scale birth databases within the United States to research … |

Aldrich, Richard | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Neurobiology | Understanding the mechanisms of ion channel function and the role of ion channels in electrical signaling and physiology |

Anderson, Edward | Human Development and Family Sciences; School of Human Ecology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Anderson specializes in the adjustment of children and families to parental divorce and remarriage. His interests include understanding how divorced parents' dating and repartnering affects … |

Arbogast, Todd | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | 1. Algorithm development and numerical analysis of partial differential equations 2. Homogenization and multi-scale analysis 3. Mathematical modeling and simulation of subsurface flow phenomena 4. … |

Bajaj, Chandrajit | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | * Distributed processing, * Algebraic computation * Computational structural biology * Computational geometry * Computer graphics * Image processing * Data compression * Scientific computation … |

Baldridge, Jason | Linguistics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Professor Baldridge is a computational linguist whose research focuses on probabilistic computational models of syntax and discourse structure and machine learning for natural language processing in … |

Balhoff, Matthew | Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Balhoff's research involves pore scale and multiscale modeling, flow and transport in porous media, and reservoir engineering. |

Barth, William | Finite Element Methods, Fluid Mechanics, High-Performance Parallel Computing Current Projects: Enhancing HPC Research Using Clusters, Network Topology-Aware MPI Collectives and Job Scheduling, … | |

Beckner, William | Mathematics | Research objective: To examine how the interplay of symmetry, smoothness and uncertainty can characterize structure for geometric manifolds and model dynamical processes Areas of Interest: Fourier … |

Beretvas, Susan | Educational Psychology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Application and evaluation of psychometric and statistical models; hierarchical linear modeling with a focus on the multilevel measurement model; meta-analytic techniques (particularly, meta-analytic … |

Bhat, Chandra | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Transportation Engineering Travel demand modeling; activity and travel behavior analysis; application of econometric; discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; traffic … |

Bolnick, Daniel | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Measuring natural selection in natural populations of sticklebacks to identify ecological interactions that drive diversifying selection. Experimental tests of the theory that intraspecific … |

Boyarchenko, Svetlana | Economics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Non-Gaussian Merton-Black-Scholes Theory, monetary economics |

Brockett, Patrick | Finance | His research includes risk management, insurance, actuarial science, statistical models in finance and insurance, business management, information systems |

Carvalho, Carlos | Information, Risk and Operations Management | Research focuses on Bayesian statistics in complex, high-dimensional problems with applications ranging from finance to genetics; Current projects include work on large-scale factor models, graphical … |

Cline, Alan | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematical software, numerical analysis and scientific computing |

Cormack, Lawrence | Psychology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Sensory, perceptual, and computational aspects of human vision; inocular vision and stereopsis; the comparative physiology and evolution of vision; computational modeling of early visual processes; … |

Damien, Paul | Information, Risk and Operations Management | Bayesian methods, knowledge management, option pricing, risk management, financial services, pharmaceuticals |

Dawson, Clinton | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Numerical Solution to Partial Differential Equations; Algorithms for Massively Parallel Scientific Computation; Application to Surface and Subsurface Flow and Transport in Earth Systems Dr. … |

Demkov, Alexander | Physics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Condensed matter theory; physics of electronic materials, surfaces and interfaces; thin films and devices; novel materials; quantum transport. |

Demkowicz, Leszek | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics; hp-Adaptive Finite and Boundary Element Methods; Applied Functional Analysis Dr. Demkowicz' research combines applied mathematics, continuum and … |

Dhillon, Inderjit | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Data Mining, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Clustering & Classification, Data Visualization, Bioinformatics, Parallel Computing. Dr. … |

Donald, Stephen | Economics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | econometrics, applied econometrics, microeconomics, empirical welfare analysis, tests for stochastic dominance, tests for Lorenz dominance, generalized Gini indexes |

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon | Sociology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Prison systems, the death penalty, the sociology of law |

Engquist, Bjorn | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematics: Computational & Applied. |

Erk, Katrin | Linguistics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Professor Erk's main area is computational linguistics. Her core research interest is in computational methods in lexical semantics, in particular methods for learning word meaning from large … |

Fiete, Ila | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Neurobiology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Professor Fiete works on the theory and modeling of neural systems where the collective behavior is rich, but where underlying features such as single-neuron properties and local connectivity are … |

Fitzpatrick, Richard | Physics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Magnetohydrodynamic stability; magnetic reconnection; extended magnetohydrodynamics; hall; magnetohydrodynamics; reduced magnetohydrodynamics |

Gamba, Irene | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Applied and Computational Analysis, Mathematical and Statistical Physics, non-linear Kinetic and Partial Differential Equations. |

Ghosh, Joydeep | Electrical and Computer Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Data mining; Web mining: analysis of web network structure, content, and usage; Adaptive multi-learner systems; Intelligent data analysis; Machine learning; Pattern recognition |

Gilbert, Robert | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Performance reliability and risk management for geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems; waste containment; site remediation; slope stability; offshore foundations Area of Expertise: Geotechnical … |

Gutell, Robin | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational biology and bioinformatics, RNA structure and folding, molecular evolution. The analysis of RNA sequences from an RNA structure and a molecular phylogenetic perspective can reveal the … |

Hayward, Mark | Sociology; Statistics and Scientific Computation; Center for Women's and Gender Studies | Dr. Hayward researches the influence of life cycle socioeconomic achievement on the health experiences of the American older population; the origins of health disparities at older ages: early life … |

Henkelman, Graeme | Chemistry and Biochemistry; Statistics and Scientific Computation | The primary focus of the Henkelman group is the development of simulation methodology to study kinetic processes at the atomic scale. We are interested in surface growth, diffusion in solids, and … |

Hillis, David | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | The study of evolution of biotic diversity is the focus of Professor Hillis' research. Most of his research concerns use of molecular genetic techniques to study relationships among populations, … |

Hughes, Thomas | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | -Acoustics -Bioengineering -Complex Fluids -Computational Mechanics -Computational Geometry -Fluid Mechanics -Solid Mechanics |

Jessee, Stephen | Government; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Jessee's primary areas of study are American politics and statistical methodology. Substantively, he is interested in elections, public opinion, Congress and the courts. His methodological … |

Keitt, Timothy | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | We work in computational and quantitative ecology with a special emphasis on ecological self-organization, macroecology/biogeography and habitat connectivity. Our work ranges from pure theoretical … |

Kelly, William | Sociology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Social services and criminal justice; Sentencing, corrections and program and policy evaluation; Demography and racial conflict and violence; Research methodology and statistics |

Kirkpatrick, Mark | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Research in this laboratory involves evolutionary biology using mathematical models of evolution. One area of particular interest is sexual selection and the understanding of how the elaborate male … |

Kockelman, Kara | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Travel behavior modeling, transport data analysis, intra-urban transport policy, and the connection between urban form and transportation Area of Expertise: Transportation Engineering |

Kushner, Phillip | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Petroleum Geology, Statistics, Applied Earth Sciences |

Langlois, Judith | Psychology; Statistics and Scientific Computation; Center for Women's and Gender Studies | Social development and social information processing; infant development; the effects of individual characteristics (physical appearance, gender, age) on the differential socialization of males and … |

Lease, Matthew | Computer Science; School of Information | Information Retrieval & Search Engines Crowdsourcing & Human Computation Natural Language Processing & Human Language Technologies |

Lin, Tse-Min | Asian Studies; Government; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Methodology, formal theory, American and comparative political behavior, mathematical methods, dynamics of the gender gap, congressional tenure, Taiwanese politics |

Luskin, Robert | Government; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Political behavior, methodology, public opinion, voting behavior, political psychology, statistical methods Dr. Luskin has long been particularly interested in the effects of political information on … |

Marder, Michael | Physics | Theoretical investigations of pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics, especially the dynamics of fracture, phase transitions. |

Markey, Mia | Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Markey is interested in the application of artificial intelligence, signal processing, and statistical techniques in biology and medicine. Her lab seeks to design cost-effective computer-based … |

Meyers, Lauren | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Mathematical and computational biology; Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology; RNA evolution. |

Milfeld, Kent | Chemistry and Biochemistry | Benchmarking, OpenMP, Python, LDAP, Chemistry, Density functional theory, Multilevel Quantum and computational chemistry |

Miller, Jennifer | Geography / Environment; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Miller's general research interests lie in the confluence of GIScience, integration of GIS and remote sensing, and environmental/ecological modeling. Her specific research focus is in the … |

Mooney, Raymond | Computer Science; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Natural Language Learning: Learning for syntactic and semantic parsing, lexicon acquisition, information extraction, machine translation, and word sense disambiguation. Text Mining: Discovering … |

Moser, Scott | Government | Comparative Legislative Institutions Social Choice Theory Institutional Choice Statistical Inference and Machine Learning |

Musick, Marc | Sociology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Musick's interests include medical sociology - social factors and health; religion and health; sociology of aging and the life course; and social psychology. Dr. Musick’s most recent … |

Myers, Margaret | Computer Science | |

Olson, Jon | Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | -Naturally fractured reservoirs -Rock mechanics -Hydraulic fracturing -Structural geology -GPS applications in petroleum and geosystems engineering |

Parker, Mary | Mathematics; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Statistics |

Pituch, Keenan | Educational Psychology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Multilevel modeling; evaluation methodology; mediation analysis methods |

Powers, Daniel | Sociology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Powers' research interests involve substantive and methodological issues related to non-marital fertility and infant mortality. His recent research is a comparative analysis of change in … |

Press, William | School of Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Bioinformatics, especially whole genome studies, and computational statistical methods |

Prozzi, Jorge | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Pavement Preservation; Materials, design and management; Pavement Management Systems; Probability and Statistics; Applied Econometrics; Transportation Infrastructure Management. |

Rodin, Gregory | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics | -Fast Algorithms for Composite Materials -Mechanics of Ice -Creep Deformation and Fracture Dr. Rodin's research focuses on the modeling of materials on the basis of their microstructures. |

Sager, Thomas | Information, Risk and Operations Management | Applied and theoretical statistics, insurance and financial statistics. |

Sanghavi, Sujay | Electrical and Computer Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Networks: wireless,sensor,social,biological Statistical Inference and Learning; Optimization and algorithms. |

Sarkar, Sahotra | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Philosophy; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Selection and design of biodiversity reserves and other conservation areas; mathematical ecology; disease ecology and epidemiology; history and philosophy of science; environmental ethics, Kant |

Schulz, Karl | Statistics and Scientific Computation | Computational Fluid Dynamics; Flow-Structure Interaction; Parallel Algorithms; Domain Decomposition; Cluster Computing; Unstructured Meshing; Climate, Ocean, and Weather Modeling Current Projects: … |

Shapiro, Paul | Astronomy; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Cosmology; galaxy formation; the interstellar medium; the intergalactic medium; interstellar dust grains; astrophysical hydrodynamics |

Shively, Thomas | Information, Risk and Operations Management | Time series regression models, nonparametric regression models, model selection, hierarchical Bayes models, marketing research and the statistical analysis of air pollution data. |

Stanton, John | Chemistry and Biochemistry; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Stanton's group research interests are in the area of theoretical chemistry. The focus is twofold: to develop new theoretical methods and implement them in computationally efficient computer … |

Stolp, Chandler | Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies; LBJ School of Public Affairs | Dr. Stolp's research focuses on western hemispheric economic integration, regional economics, and public sector productivity. Professor Stolp chaired a state task force in the early 1990s on the … |

Tucker-Drob, Elliot | Psychology | Dr. Tucker-Drob's research is guided by a lifespan approach to human development and aging. He has particular interests in individual differences and developmental changes in cognitive abilities … |

Van De Geijn, Robert | Computer Science; Department of Statistics and Data Science | Formal derivation of algorithms, mechanical generation of libraries, numerical analysis, parallel supercomputing, scientific computing, high-performance linear algebra libraries. |

Vishwanath, Sriram | Electrical and Computer Engineering; South Asia Institute; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Information theory, Wireless communications, Coding theory |

Von Sternberg, Kirk | School of Social Work | Motivational interviewing, substance use, evidence-based behavioral interventions. |

Wheeler, Mary | Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Mathematics; Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Primary research interest is in the numerical solutions of partial differential systems with applications to flow in porous media, geomechanics, surface flow, and parallel computation. Her numerical … |

Whittaker, Tiffany | Educational Psychology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | The evaluation of statistical procedures under various simulated conditions; structural equation modeling; multilevel modeling; psychometrics. |

Wilcox, Gary | Advertising; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Alcohol advertising and interactive advertising |

Wilke, Claus | School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation | Dr. Wilke works in the areas of computational and theoretical biology. HIs research can be broadly subdivided into three areas: (1) molecular evolution, (2) evolution of RNA viruses, (3) theoretical … |