## Current students

**
Hyotae Kim**,
PhD student in Statistical Science

**
Chunyi Zhao**,
PhD student in Statistical Science

**
Xiaotian Zheng**,
PhD student in Statistical Science
(co-advised with Bruno Sanso)

**
Yunzhe Li**,
PhD student in Statistical Science
(co-advised with Juhee Lee)

**
Jizhou Kang**,
PhD student in Statistical Science

**
Zach Horton**,
PhD student in Statistical Science

## Ph.D. alumni

**
Matthew Heiner**

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University.

Ph.D. in Statistical Science, Summer 2019, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Mixture Modeling and Order Selection for
Markovian Time Series*.

**
Yifei Yan**

Research Scientist, Amazon, New York, NY.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Summer 2017, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Modeling and Inference for Quantile
Mixture Regression*.

**
Annalisa Cadonna**

Assistant Professor, Institute for Statistics and Mathematics,
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Winter 2017, UCSC.

(PhD dissertation work co-supervised with Raquel Prado).

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Mixture Models for Spectral
Density Estimation*.

**
Robert Richardson**

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Spring 2015, UCSC.

(PhD dissertation work co-supervised with Bruno Sanso).

Dissertation title: *Flexible Integro-Differential Equations
for Bayesian Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Data*.

**
Sai Xiao**

Data Scientist, Pinterest, San Francisco, CA.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Winter 2015, UCSC.

(PhD dissertation work co-supervised with Bruno Sanso).

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling for Some
Classes of Temporal Point Processes*.

**
Maria DeYoreo**

Associate Statistician, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Summer 2014, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *A Bayesian Framework for Fully Nonparametric Ordinal Regression*.

(**Winner of the ISBA 2015 Savage Award in Applied Methodology**)

**
Valerie Poynor**

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, California State
University, Fullerton.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Summer 2013, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Nonparametric Gamma Mixtures for Mean
Residual Life Inference*.

**
Ziwei Wang **

Director of SEM Analytics, Ask Media Group, Union City, CA.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling, Fall 2012, UCSC.

(PhD dissertation work co-supervised with Abel Rodriguez).

Dissertation title: *A Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling Framework
for Extreme Value Analysis*.

**
Marian Farah **

Data Science Manager, Zymergen, Inc., Emeryville, CA.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling, Fall 2011, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Nonparametric Methods for
Emulation, Sensitivity Analysis, and Calibration of Computer Simulators*.

**
Kassandra Fronczyk **

Data Scientist, ICR, Inc., Denver, CO.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling, Summer 2011, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *A New Framework for Bayesian Analysis of
Dose-Response Studies through Dependent Nonparametric Modeling
for Categorical Responses*.

**
Matthew Taddy **

Chief Economist for North America, Amazon, Seattle, WA.

Ph.D. in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling, Spring 2008, UCSC.

Dissertation title: *Bayesian Nonparametric Analysis of Conditional
Distributions and Inference for Poisson Point Processes*.

(**Honorable Mention for the ISBA 2009 Savage Award in Applied Methodology**)

**
Milovan Krnjajic **

Director of Advanced Analytics, Maxim Integrated, San Jose, CA.

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Summer 2005, UCSC.

(PhD dissertation work co-supervised with David Draper).

Dissertation title: *Contributions to Bayesian Statistical Analysis:
Model Specification and Nonparametric Inference*.

## M.Sc. alumni

**
Heidi Rogers**,
M.Sc. in Statistical Science, Summer 2021, UCSC.

Project title: *Feeding Time in the Spotted Hyena Cub:
An Exploration of Social Rank and Age using a Bayesian
Hierarchical Approach*.

**
Tracey Ramirez**,
M.Sc. in Statistical Science, Summer 2021, UCSC.

Project title: *Implementation of the Continuation-Ratio
Logit Model to Survey Response Data Using Bayesian Methods*.

**
Maria DeYoreo**,
M.Sc. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Summer 2011, UCSC.

Project title: *Bayesian Semiparametric and Nonparametric Inference
for Binary Regression*.

**
Valerie Poynor**,
M.Sc. in Statistics and Applied Mathematics, Fall 2010, UCSC.

Project title: *Bayesian Inference for Mean Residual Life Functions in
Survival Analysis*.

**
Elizabeth Pacheco**,
M.Sc. in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling, Winter 2009, UCSC.

(MS project co-supervised with Bruno Sanso).

Project title: *Bayesian Modeling Approaches for Marked
Non-Homogeneous Poisson Processes*.

**
Joel Mefford**,
M.Sc. in Computer Science, Fall 2005, UCSC.

Thesis title: *Bayesian Nonparametric Mixtures of Weibull
Distributions With Applications to Survival Analysis*.

thanos@soe.ucsc.edu
Last updated August 27, 2021