Background: I'm a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics (AMS) in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering
(JBSoE) at the University of
California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).
Professor David Draper
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Baskin School of Engineering
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz CA 95064 USA
Email address: draper at ams dot ucsc dot edu
Phone numbers: office (+1) (831) 459 1295, fax (+1) (831) 459 4829
Items of possible interest:
A copy of the talk I gave at UC Irvine on 15 May 2014 is
here; the title is Topics in Bayesian
modeling: (1) Log scores for model comparison and (2) a Bayesian
non-parametric look at the frequentist bootstrap.
A copy of the talk I gave at the Harrington Fellow Symposium in
(TX) on 25 Apr 2014 is
A list of all of my writings and creative
activities (including dowloadable PDF for each publication),
together with my CV and a personal statement, may be found
here (all of these things are current as of 17
A copy of the talk I gave at the Avon Local RSS Group meeting on 10 May
2007 on "Model uncertainty: why it matters, and what to do about it"
is available here.
A copy of the talk I gave at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on
20 April 2007 on Bayesian model specification is available here.
A copy of the talk for the ROLE Steering Committee Meeting on 25 April
2007 on Bayesian statistical analysis in medical research is available here.
A copy of the talk for the ROeS Seminar 2007 on Model mis-specification
bias and model uncertainty: Bayesian solutions is available here.
A copy of the talk for the University of Florida Department of Statistics
10th Annual Winter Workshop is available here.
A copy of the talk for WNAR 2008 is available here.
A copy of the talk for the 2008 Bayesian Environmetrics Workshop in
Brisbane, Australia, is available here.
A copy of the talk for ISBA 2008 (Hamilton Island,
Australia) is available here.
A copy of the poster for ISBA 2008 (Hamilton Island,
Australia) is available here.
A copy of the talk for the (MD Anderson) Bayesian Biostatistics
conference in Houston (28 Jan 2009) is available here.
A copy of the talk for the SBIES 2010 conference is available here.
A copy of the talk for the ISBA 2010 World Meeting is available here.
A copy of the talk for JSM 2010 in Toronto is available
A copy of the talk for ICSA 2010 in Guangzhou is available
A copy of the shorter version of the talk for the AFM Smith
conference in Crete in June 2011 is available
here, and a copy of the longer version,
which I gave at a workshop at Stanford in May 2011, is available here,
A copy of a talk in the Statistics Department of the University of
Washington (17 Oct 2011) is available
A copy of a talk in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at
the University of California, Santa Barbara (31 Oct 2011) is available
A copy of a talk sponsored by the General Applications Section
and the Avon Local Group of the Royal Statistical Society at
the University of Bristol (24 Nov 2011) is available
A copy of a talk in the Statistics Department of Rice University (2 Apr
2012) is available here.
A copy of my talk for the SBIES 2012 conference (27 Apr 2012) in Santa Cruz
is available here.
A copy of a chapter I wrote for the Adrian Smith volume is available
A copy of my talk for ISBA 2012 is available
On Wed-Fri 15-17 June 2005, Thanasis Kottas and I presented a 2.5-day
workshop on Practical Bayesian Non-Parametric and Semi-Parametric
Modeling as the keynote event of the 30th Annual Summer
Institute of Applied Statistics, sponsored by the Department of Statistics at Brigham Young University (more details may
be found here).
In particular you may wish to click on the 30th Annual Summer
Institute of Applied Statistics link just mentioned; it leads to a
where you can download R code, data, and
background information (all prepared by Thanasis) for fitting a
location-normal Dirichlet process mixture model.
The formal AMS proposal for graduate degrees in Statistics and
Stochastic Modeling has been unanimously approved by the UCSC Graduate
Council, and is now undergoing UC system-wide review at the Coordinating
Committee on Graduate Affairs.
Our proposed graduate program is innovative in several ways: for
example, in their coursework the graduate students in this program will
develop skills of a fusion character that intertwine strengths in
statistics and stochastic modeling with methods of applied
mathematical modeling, and they will pursue their dissertation work by
becoming deeply immersed in important problems in science or
engineering as the basis of the innovative theories and methods they
The latest version of the proposal is available for downloading in
PDF format (248 pages; 3,060k) here.
Talk for Siena 2006 conference is here.
My old, very badly out-of-date web page (this still has some useful
stuff, which will gradually be transferred over to this page in a more
usable form) is here.
visits since web counter
installed on 8 November 2005.
(last modified 27 April 2012)