Assistant Professor, Statistics, VolgenauPramita Bagchi’s research focuses on modelling and analysis of dependent data. Dependence among observed data is a phenomenon that arises naturally in important problems, especially in time series and spatial data.She is specifically interested in large complex objects, e.g. functional time series data or spatial surface data. These have emerged as an important object in recent years with the advancement of technology and availability of high-dimensional and high-resolution data, with numerous applications in climate science, geography, finance etc.
Assistant Professor, Statistics, VolgenauImprovements in data collection and storage capabilities have led to a growing interest in the study of temporal relationships and dynamics for large, complex data. Scott Bruce is involved in the development of novel statistical methods for the analysis of time series and longitudinal data generated from modern experimental and observational studies in areas such as sleep research, neuroscience, and psychiatry. Many applications in these fields are not served holistically by existing theory and methods; Bruce is passionate about developing practical, computationally efficient analytical to
Professor, Statistics, VolgenauProfessor Daniel Carr is known for his contributions to the field of statistical graphics. These contributions include the creation of new graphics designs and dynamic visualization software. The challenges that motivated the designs have come from variety of fields such as genomics, proteomics, life sciences, and environmental monitoring.
Assistant Professor, VolgenauTokunbo Fadahunsi’s teaching philosophy is learner-focused and uses active-learning pedagogies. As an instructor, he encourages critical thinking by integrating relatable examples drawn from his students’ diverse backgrounds and majors into his classroom and assignments. As an educator with research interests within the statistical sciences, Fadahunsi focuses on encouraging the critical thinking skills of his students while aiding their retention of statistical concepts. He also endeavors to develop within his students a desire to learn how to draw and communicate information from data.
Assistant Professor, Statistics, VolgenauDavid Holmes has taught statistics for more than 20 years at The University of the West of England, Bristol, before joining The College of New Jersey where he spent 19 years heading their statistics program. On retiring from The College of New Jersey he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus. His research field is Stylometry - the statistical analysis of literary style - specializing in authorship attribution.
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair for Education, Statistics, VolgenauBrett Hunter earned his PhD in Statistics from Colorado State University. As a graduate student, he won multiple teaching awards and mentored junior graduate teaching assistants. His research interests include statistical computing, extreme value theory, and biometric human recognition. For his dissertation, he worked with computer scientists that had developed a facial recognition algorithm to determine what characteristics in pairs of photographs of different people might commonly lead to false matches.
Assistant Professor, Statistics, VolgenauIlhan Izmirli grew up surrounded by books and a profound sense of deference for education, a practice, which, according to Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900), “makes one rogue cleverer than another.” To Izmirli, the pursuit of knowledge is at once esoteric and abstract for the sole purpose of attaining intellectual maturity, cultural sensitivity, and social consciousness. As he continued academic study, he was equally attracted to literature, mathematics, music, and physics and was having a hard time deciding which one of these disciplines to study in college.
Associate Professor, Statistics, VolgenauElizabeth Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research (Research Track) from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests involve the scoring of performance assessments items specially evaluating the impact of rubric changes on the psychometric properties of an item as well as the impact these changes may have on the reliability of the total test. She has been involved with the Advanced Placement Statistics Reading since 2003 and a member of its rubric development team since 2011.