Two new faculty members have joined the Department of Statistics as of July 1, 2017.
Meng Li, Noah Harding assistant professor of STAT, earned his Ph.D. in statistics from North Carolina State University in 2015, and a B.S. in statistics from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, in 2010. Since 2015 he has been a visiting assistant professor of statistical science at Duke University.Li was hired as part of the Data Science Initiative. His research interests include image analysis, brain network analysis, Bayesian methods, information theory, multiscale modeling, scalable algorithms, functional data analysis, biomedical applications and quantile regression.
Daniel R. Kowal, assistant professor of statistics (STAT), this year earned a Ph.D. in statistical science, with a minor in finance, from Cornell University. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Washington University in 2012 and a master’s degree in statistics from Cornell in 2015.Kowal’s research focuses on developing statistical methodologies for massive data sets with complex dependence structures, including functional, time series and spatial data. He hopes to address open questions in such fields such as economics, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, finance and astronomy.
Li and Kowal are among the 13 new faculty hired by the George R. Brown School of Engineering this year. Read about the other 11 new faculty members in engineering here