PhD Theses

2019
Title Author Supervisor
Statistical Methods for Manifold Recovery and C^ (1, 1) Regression on Manifolds Kitty Mohammed Hariharan Narayanan
2018
Title Author Supervisor
Topics in Statistics and Convex Geometry: Rounding, Sampling, and Interpolation Adam M. Gustafson Hariharan Narayanan
Estimation and Testing Following Model Selection Amit Nathan Meir Mathias Drton
Topics on Least Squares Estimation Qiyang Han Jon A. Wellner
Discovering Interaction in Multivariate Time Series Alexander H. Tank Emily Fox
Nonparametric inference on monotone functions, with applications to observational studies Theodore Westling
Bayesian Methods for Graphical Models with Limited Data Zehang Li Tyler Harris McCormick
Model-Based Penalized Regression Maryclare C Griffin Peter D Hoff
Parameter Identification and Assessment of Independence in Multivariate Statistical Modeling Luca Weihs Mathias Drton
Preferential sampling and model checking in phylodynamic inference Michael D. Karcher Vladimir Minin
Linear Structural Equation Models with Non-Gaussian Errors: Estimation and Discovery Yu-Hsuan S. Wang Mathias Drton
Coevolution Regression and Composite Likelihood Estimation for Social Networks Yanjun He Peter D Hoff
2017
Title Author Supervisor
"Scalable Methods for the Inference of Identity by Descent" Fiona L. Grimson Elizabeth A Thompson
"Applications of Robust Statistical Methods in Quantitative Finance" Christopher G. Green R. Douglas Martin
"Scalable Manifold Learning and Related Topics" James Michael McQueen Marina Meila
"Topics in Graph Clustering" Yali Wan Marina Meila
"Methods for Estimation and Inference for High-Dimensional Models" Lina Lin Mathias Drton, Ali Shojaie
2016
Title Author Supervisor
"Finite Population Inference for Causal Parameters" Wen Wei Loh Thomas S. Richardson
"Projection and Estimation of International Migration" Jonathan J. Azose Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Statistical Hurdle Models for Single Cell Gene Expression: Differential Expression and Graphical Modeling" Andrew McDavid Raphael Gottardo, Mathias Drton
"Space-Time Smoothing Models for Surveillance and Complex Survey Data" Laina D. Mercer Jonathan C. Wakefield
"Testing Independence in High Dimensions & Identifiability of Graphical Models" Dennis Leung Mathias Drton
"Likelihood-Based Inference for Partially Observed Multi-Type Markov Branching Processes" Jason Q. Xu Vladimir Minin
"Bayesian Methods for Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks" William C. Young Adrian Elmes Raftery, Ka Yee Yeung
"Finite Sampling Exponential Bounds" Evan P. Greene Jon A. Wellner
2015
Title Author Supervisor
"Bayesian Modeling of a High Resolution Housing Price Index" You Ren Emily Fox
"Phylogenetic Stochastic Mapping" Jan Irvahn Vladimir Minin
"Theory and Methods for Tensor Data" David C. Gerard Peter D Hoff
"Discrete-Time Threshold Regression for Survival Data with Time-Dependent Covariates" Stefan Sharkansky Gary Chan
"Degeneracy, Duration, and Co-Evolution: Extending Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGM) for Social Network Analysis" Ke Li Martina Morris
"The Likelihood Pivot: Performing Inference with Confidence" James Warren Harmon Peter D Hoff
"Lord's Paradox and Targeted Interventions: The Case of Special Education" Roderick M. Theobald Dan Goldhaber, Thomas S. Richardson
2014
Title Author Supervisor
"Predictive Modeling of Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh" Amanda Allen Vladimir Minin
"Gravimetric Anomaly Detection Using Compressed Sensing" Ryan D. Kappedal Marina Meila
"R-Squared Inference Under Non-Normal Error" Lei Xu Ross L. Prentice
"Monte Carlo Estimation of Identity by Descent in Populations" Christopher G. Glazner Elizabeth A Thompson
"Bayesian Spatial and Temporal Methods for Public Health Data" Theresa R. Smith Adrian Dobra, Jonathan C. Wakefield
"Functional Quantitative Genetics and the Missing Heritability Problem" Serge Sverdlov Elizabeth A Thompson
2013
Title Author Supervisor
"Modeling Heterogeneity Within and Between Matrices and Arrays" Bailey Kathryn Fosdick Peter D Hoff
"Shape-Constrained Inference for Concave-Transformed Densities and their Modes" Charles R. Doss Jon A. Wellner
"Statistical Inference Using Kronecker Structured Covariance" Alexander Volfovsky Peter D Hoff
"Learning and Manifolds: Leveraging the Intrinsic Geometry" Dominique Perrault-Joncas Marina Meila
"An Algorithmic Framework for High Dimensional Regression with Dependent Variables" Hoyt A. Koepke Marina Meila
"Bayesian Population Reconstruction: A Method for Estimating Age- and Sex-Specific Vital Rates and Population Counts with Uncertainty from Fragmentary Data" Mark C Wheldon Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Bayesian Nonparametric Inference of Effective Population Size Trajectories from Genomic Data" Julia A. Palacios Roman Vladimir Minin
2012
Title Author Supervisor
"Bayesian Modeling of Health Data in Space and Time" Cici Xi Chen Bauer Jonathan C. Wakefield
"Coordinate-Free Exponential Families on Contingency Tables" Anna Klimova Thomas S. Richardson, Tamas Rudas
"Bayesian Modeling For Multivariate Mixed Outcomes With Applications To Cognitive Testing Data" Jonathan C. Gruhl Elena A. Erosheva
"Tests for Differences between Least Squares and Robust Regression Parameter Estimates and Related To Pics" Tatiana A Maravina R. Douglas Martin
2011
Title Author Supervisor
"Statistical Approaches to Analyze Mass Spectrometry Data Graduating Year" Soyoung Ryu Vladimir Minin, Dave Goodlett
"Seeing the trees through the forest; a competition model for growth and mortality" Hilary Mason Lyons Peter Guttorp
"Bayesian Inference of Exponential-family Random Graph Models for Social Networks" Ranran Wang Mark S. Handcock
"Statistical Models for Estimating and Predicting HIV/AIDS Epidemics" Le Bao Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Modeling the Game of Soccer Using Potential Functions" Robert Timothy Branom Peter Guttorp
"Parametrizations of Discrete Graphical Models" Robin J. Evans Thomas S. Richardson
"A Bayesian Surveillance System for Detecting Clusters of Non-Infectious Diseases" Albert Y. Kim Jonathan C. Wakefield
2010
Title Author Supervisor
"Convex analysis methods in shape constrained estimation." Arseni V. Seregin Jon A. Wellner
"Estimating social contact networks to improve epidemic simulation models" Gail E. Potter Mark S. Handcock
"Multivariate Geostatistics and Geostatistical Model Averaging" William P. Kleiber Tilmann J. Gneiting
"Covariance estimation in the Presence of Diverse Types of Data" Xiaoyue Niu Peter D Hoff
"Portfolio Optimization with Tail Risk Measures and Non-Normal Returns" Minfeng Zhu R. Douglas Martin
2009
Title Author Supervisor
"Statistical Analysis of Portfolio Risk and Performance Measures: the Influence Function Approach" Shengyu Zhang R. Douglas Martin
"Factor Model Monte Carlo Methods for General Fund-of-Funds Portfolio Management" Yindeng Jiang R. Douglas Martin
"Statistical Models for Social Network Data and Processes" Pavel N. Krivitsky Mark S. Handcock
"Models for Heterogeneity in Heterosexual Partnership Networks" Ryan M. Admiraal Mark S. Handcock
"A comparison of alternative methodologies for estimation of HIV incidence" Nicole Bohme Carnegie Martina Morris
"Bayesian Model Averaging and Multivariate Conditional Independence Structures" Alex F. Lenkoski Adrian Dobra
"Conditional tests for localizing trait genes" Yanming Di Elizabeth A Thompson
"Combining and Evaluating Probabilistic Forecasts" Roopesh Ranjan Tilmann J. Gneiting
"Probabilistic weather forecasting using Bayesian model averaging" J. McLean Sloughter Tilmann J. Gneiting
2008
Title Author Supervisor
"Extensions of Latent Class Transition Models with Application to Chronic Disability Survey Data" Toby White Elena A. Erosheva
"Statistical Solutions to Some Problems in Medical Imaging" Larissa I. Stanberry Tilmann J. Gneiting, Julian Besag
"Statistical methods for peptide and protein identification using mass spectrometry" Qunhua Li Matthew Stephens
"Inference from partially-observed network data" Krista J. Gile Mark S. Handcock
"Models and Inference of Transmission of DNA Methylation Patterns in Mammalian Somatic Cells" Audrey Qiuyan Fu Matthew Stephens
"Estimates and projections of the total fertility rate" Leontine Alkema Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Nonparametric estimation of multivariate monotone densities" Marios G. Pavlides Jon A. Wellner
"Learning transcriptional regulatory networks from the integration of heterogeneous high-throughout data" Ahrim Youn Werner Stuetzle
2007
Title Author Supervisor
"Wavelet variance analysis for time series and random fields" Debashis Mondal Donald B. Percival, Peter Guttorp
"Bayesian hierarchical curve registration" Donatello Telesca Lurdes Y.T. Inoue
""Up-and-Down" and the Percentile-Finding Problem" Assaf P Oron Peter D Hoff
"Statistical Methodology for Longitudinal Social Network Data" Anton H. Westveld Peter D Hoff
"Probabilistic weather forecasting with spatial dependence" Veronica Berrocal Adrian Elmes Raftery
2006
Title Author Supervisor
"Alleviating ecological bias in generalized linear models and optimal design with subsample data" Adam Nathaniel Glynn Mark S. Handcock, Jonathan C. Wakefield
"Nonparametric estimation for current status data with competing risks" Marloes H. Maathuis Petrus Groeneboom, Jon A. Wellner
"Goodness-of-fit statistics based on phi-divergences" Leah R. Jager Jon A. Wellner
"An efficient and flexible model for patterns of population genetic variation" Paul Scheet Matthew Stephens
"Learning in Spectral Clustering" Susan Shortreed Marina Meila
"Variable selection and other extensions of the mixture model clustering framework" Nema Dean Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Algorithms for Estimating the Cluster Tree of a Density" Rebecca Ann Nugent Werner Stuetzle
"Likelihood inference for population structure, using the coalescent" Arindam Roy Choudhury Elizabeth A Thompson
"Exploring rates and patterns of variability in gene conversion and crossover in the human genome" Garrett Richard Hellenthal Matthew Stephens
2005
Title Author Supervisor
"Using the structure of d-connecting paths as a qualitative measure of the strength of dependence" Sanjay Chaudhuri Michael D. Perlman, Thomas S. Richardson
"Alternative estimators of wavelet variance" Eric Mark Aldrich Donald B. Percival, Peter Guttorp, Christopher Bretheron
"Bayesian robust analysis of gene expression microarray data" Raphael Gottardo Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Alternative models for estimating genetic maps from pedigree data" William Charles Stewart Elizabeth A Thompson
"Allele-sharing methods for linkage detection using extended pedigrees" Saonli Basu Elizabeth A Thompson
"Robust estimation of factor models in finance" Heiko Manfred Bailer R. Douglas Martin
2004
Title Author Supervisor
"Maximum likelihood estimation in Gaussian AMP chain graph models and Gaussian ancestral graph models" Mathias Drton Michael D. Perlman, Thomas S. Richardson
"Nonparametric estimation of a k-monotone density: A new asymptotic distribution theory" Fadoua Balabdaoui Jon A. Wellner
2003
Title Author Supervisor
"Model based and hybrid clustering of large datasets" Jeremy Mark Tantrum Alejandro Murua, Werner Stuetzle
"The genetic structure of related recombinant lines" Amy Dawn Anderson Elizabeth A Thompson
"Joint relationship inference from three or more individuals in the presence of genotyping error" Solveig Kara Sieberts Elizabeth A Thompson
"Personal characteristics and covariate measurement error in disease risk estimation" Elizabeth Ann Sugar Ross L. Prentice, Ching-Yun Wang
2002
Title Author Supervisor
"Applying graphical models to partially observed data-generating processes" AYESHA ALI Michael D. Perlman, Thomas S. Richardson
"Generalized linear mixed models: development and comparison of different estimation methods" Kerrie Patricia Nelson Brian Leroux
"Practical importance sampling methods for finite mixture models and multiple imputation" Russell John Steele Adrian Elmes Raftery
2001
Title Author Supervisor
"Bayesian inference for deterministic simulation models for environmental assessment" Samantha Bates Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Modeling recessive lethals: An explanation for excess sharing in siblings" Solveig Kara Sieberts Elizabeth A Thompson
"Estimation with bivariate interval censored data" Shuguang Song Jon A. Wellner
"Latent models for cross-covariance" Jacob Andreas Wegelin Thomas S. Richardson, Paul D Sampson
2000
Title Author Supervisor
"Likelihood ratio inference in regular and non-regular problems" Moulinath Banerjee Jon A. Wellner
"Estimating the association between airborne particulate matter and elderly mortality in Seattle, Washington using Bayesian Model Averaging" Erin Sullivan Peter Guttorp, Tilmann J. Gneiting
"Nonhomogeneous hidden Markov models for downscaling synoptic atmospheric patterns to precipitation amounts" Enrica Bellone Peter Guttorp, James P Hughes
"Detecting and extracting complex patterns from images and realizations of spatial point processes" Daniel Charles Islip Walsh Adrian Elmes Raftery
"A model selection approach to partially linear regression" Florentina Bunea Jon A. Wellner
"Wavelet-based estimation for trend contaminated long memory processes" Peter Francis Craigmile Donald B. Percival, Peter Guttorp
"Global covariance modeling: A deformation approach to anisotropy" Barnali Das Peter Guttorp
"Likelihood inference for parameteric models of dispersal" Mary Beatrix Jones Elizabeth A Thompson
"Bayesian inference in hidden stochastic population processes" Daniela Golinelli Peter Guttorp
"Logic regression and statistical issues related to the protein folding problem" Ingo Ruczinski Charles Kooperberg, Michael LeBlanc
1999
Title Author Supervisor
"Capture-recapture estimation of bowhead whale population size using photo-identification data" Cibele Queiroz da Silva Judith E Zeh, David Madigan
"Lifetime and disease onset distributions from incomplete observations" Antonio Eduardo Gomes Jon A. Wellner
"Statistical approaches to distinct value estimation" Jake D. Brutlag Thomas S. Richardson, Werner Stuetzle
"Generalization of boosting algorithms and applications of Bayesian inference for massive datasets" Gregory Kirk Ridgeway David Madigan, Thomas S. Richardson
"Bayesian inference for noninvertible deterministic simulation models, with application to bowhead whale assessment" David John Poole Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Monte Carlo likelihood calculation for identity by descent data" Sharon Browning Elizabeth A Thompson
"Fast automatic unsupervised image segmentation and curve detection in spatial point processes" Derek C. Stanford Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Semiparametric inference based on estimating equations in regressions models for two phase outcome dependent sampling" Nilanjan Chatterjee Norman Breslow, Jon A. Wellner
1998
Title Author Supervisor
"Regularization techniques for linear regression with a large set of carriers" Sylvain Sardy Werner Stuetzle
"Large sample theory for pseudo maximum likelihood estimates in semiparametric models" Hui-Lin Hu Jon A. Wellner
"Additive mixture models for multichannel image data" Arindam Roy Choudhury Finbarr O'Sullivan
"Application of ridge regression for improved estimation of parameters in compartmental models" Angshuman Saha Finbarr O'Sullivan
"Bayesian modeling of highly structured systems using Markov chain Monte Carlo" Simon David Byers Julian Besag
"Assessing nonstationary time series using wavelets" Brandon J. Whitcher Peter Guttorp, Donald B. Percival
"Lattice conditional independence models for incomplete multivariate data and for seemingly unrelated regressions" Lang Wu Michael D. Perlman, Thomas S. Richardson
"Estimation for counting processes with incomplete data" Ying Lian Zhang Jon A. Wellner
1997
Title Author Supervisor
"A new learning procedure in acyclic directed graphs" Daniela Golinelli David Madigan
"Phylogenies via conditional independence modeling" Mary Beatrix Jones Elizabeth A Thompson
"Bayesian model averaging in censored survival models" Christopher T. Volinsky Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Bayesian information retrieval" Michelle R. Keim (Condliff) David Madigan
"Statistical inference for partially observed markov population processes" Sandra Nelson Catlin Peter Guttorp
"Tools for the advancement of undergraduate statistics education" Andrew Schaffner David Madigan
1996
Title Author Supervisor
"Variability estimation in linear inverse problems" Ranjan Maitra Finbarr O'Sullivan
"Inference in a discrete parameter space" Ian S Painter Elizabeth A Thompson
"Bootstrapping functional m-estimators" Yihui Zhang Jon A. Wellner
1995
Title Author Supervisor
"Estimation of heterogeneous space-time covariance" Wendy Meiring Peter Guttorp
"Semiparametric estimation of major gene and random environmental effects for age of onset" Hongzhe Li Elizabeth A Thompson
"Statistical analysis of biological monitoring data: State-space models for species compositions" D. Dean Billheimer Peter Guttorp
1994
Title Author Supervisor
"Robust estimation in point processes" Renato M. Assuncao Peter Guttorp
"Multilevel modeling of discrete event history data using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods" Steven M. Lewis Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Estimation in regression models with interval censoring" Jian Huang Jon A. Wellner
"Spatial applications of Markov chain Monte Carlo for bayesian inference" David Mitchell Higdon Julian Besag
"Accounting for model uncertainty in linear regression" Jennifer Ann Hoeting David Madigan
1993
Title Author Supervisor
"A Bayesian framework and importance sampling methods for synthesizing multiple sources of evidence and uncertainty linked by a complex mechanistic model" Geof H. Givens Adrian Elmes Raftery
"State-space modeling of salmon migration and Monte Carlo Alternatives to the Kalman filter" Kenneth B. Newman Peter Guttorp
"The Poisson clumping heuristic and the survival of genome in small pedigrees" Heike Blossey Elizabeth A Thompson
"Markov chain Monte Carlo estimates of probabilities on complex structures" Shili Lin Elizabeth A Thompson
"A class of stochastic models for relating synoptic atmospheric patterns to local hydrologic phenomena" James P Hughes Peter Guttorp
1992
Title Author Supervisor
"Auxiliary and missing covariate problems in failure time regression analysis" Haibo Zhou Margaret Pepe
"A high order hidden markov model" James Schimert R. Douglas Martin
"Bayesian methods for the analysis of misclassified or incomplete multivariate discrete data" Jeremy Charles York David Madigan
1991
Title Author Supervisor
"General-weights bootstrap of the empirical process" Jens T. Praestgaard Jon A. Wellner
"The weighted likelihood bootstrap and an algorithm for prepivoting" Michael A. Newton Adrian Elmes Raftery
1990
Title Author Supervisor
"Incorporating covariates into a beta-binomial model with applications to medicare policy: A Bayes/empirical Bayes approach" Michael J. Kahn Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Likelihood and exponential families" Charles J. Geyer Elizabeth A Thompson
"Modelling agricultural field trials in the presence of outliers and fertility jumps" Ross H. Taplin Adrian Elmes Raftery
"Modeling and bootstrapping for non-gaussian time series" Nhu Dinh Le R. Douglas Martin
"Genetic restoration on complex pedigrees" Nuala A. Sheehan Elizabeth A Thompson
1989
Title Author Supervisor
"Estimation of mixing and mixed distributions" Russell Brian Millar Jon A. Wellner
"Classical inference in spatial statistics" Lars S. Andersen Antonio Possolo
1988
Title Author Supervisor
"Exploratory methods for censored data" Robert Clifford Gentleman John Crowley
"Aspects of robust analysis in designed experiments" Patrick J. Burns R. Douglas Martin
"Diagnostics for time series models" Andrew G. Bruce R. Douglas Martin
"Constrained cluster analysis and image understanding" Jeff D. Banfield Adrian Elmes Raftery
1987
Title Author Supervisor
"The data viewer: A program for graphical data analysis" Catherine Hurley Andreas Buja
"Additive principal components: A method for estimating additive constraints with small variance from multivariate data" Deborah Donnell Werner Stuetzle
"Kullback-Leibler estimation of probability measures with an application to clustering" Anne G. Sheehy Jon A. Wellner
"Time series models for continuous proportions" Gary K. Grunwald Peter Guttorp
1986
Title Author Supervisor
"Estimation for infinite variance autoregressive processes" Keith Knight R. Douglas Martin
"A computer system for Monte Carlo experimentation" David A. Grier Richard A. Kronmal
1985
Title Author Supervisor
"Weak convergence and a law of the iterated logarithm for processes indexed by points in a metric space" Mina E. Ossiander Ronald Pyke
"Robust estimation for the errors-in-variables model" Ruben H. Zamar R. Douglas Martin
"Robust statistics on compact metric spaces" Daijin Ko Peter Guttorp
1983
Title Author Supervisor
"The statistics of long memory processes" Donald B. Percival R. Douglas Martin