Mark Fiecas received his PhD degree in Biostatistics from Brown University. His research was on connectivity measures in brain imaging. Mark is now a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at UC-San Diego.
Cristina Gorrostieta received her PhD degree in Biostatistics from Brown University. Her dissertation research was on complex dependence measures in multivariate time series analysis.
Collaborator Giovanni Motta (Maastricht Univ) visited UC-Irvine from Jan - March 2012.
Hernando Ombao started his new position as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at UC-Irvine.
Hakmook Kang received his PhD degree in Biostatistics from Brown University. His research was on Spatio-Spectral Analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data. Dr. Kang is now Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University.
Devin Koestler won the Student Paper Award which was presented at the ENAR conference in Miami, FL. His paper, co-authored with H. Ombao, was on forecasting census counts using both seasonal and patients' clinical data.
Hakmook Kang is the 2011 winner of the John van Ryzin Award for Best Paper. The award was presented at the ENAR conference in Miami, FL.
Dan van Lunen received his ScB degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. Dan wrote a thesis on online change-point detection under the direction of H. Ombao.
Mark Fiecas received one of the Student Awards for his paper on generalized shrinkage for estimating partial coherence. The award was presented at the New England Statistics Symposium at Harvard University.
Dan van Lunen, undergraduate student in Applied Mathematics, received the summer research training award to compare diffusion tensor imaging data recorded under different scanning protocols.