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08 Vannucci, Marina

  1. 1. Marina Vannucci Professor of Statistics Co-Director, Joint MDA-RICE Graduate Program in Biostatistics
  2. 2. About me <ul><li>1992 B.S. math; 1996 Ph.D. stat, University of Florence, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>1996-1998 University of Kent at Canterbury, UK </li></ul><ul><li>1998-2007 Texas A&M University </li></ul><ul><li>At Rice University since 2007 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Interests <ul><li>Theory and Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Bayesian modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Variable selection </li></ul><ul><li>Nonparametric functional estimation </li></ul><ul><li>Wavelet-based statistical models </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical computing </li></ul><ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><li>Bioinformatics, chemometrics and engineering </li></ul>funding from NSF and NIH
  4. 4. Bioinformatics <ul><li>Models for high-dimensional data </li></ul><ul><li>DNA microarrays and mass spectrometry data </li></ul><ul><li>Data integration (i.e., gene expressions and sequence data) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling of torsion angles for protein structure prediction (structural bioinformatics) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations with faculty at the Texas Children Hospital (TCH), with Dr. Guerra and Dr. Kimmel </li></ul><ul><li>MD Anderson faculty (P. Mueller and K.A. Do) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Functional Data <ul><li>Biomedical data </li></ul><ul><li>Nonparametric modeling (wavelets) </li></ul><ul><li>Bayesian modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Dr. Cox on fluorescence spectroscopy for cervical pre-cancer detection </li></ul><ul><li>MD Anderson faculty (J. Morris on colon carcinogenesis) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Students <ul><li>I have advised 9 Ph.D. students, 3 Master students and 4 postdocs </li></ul><ul><li>University of Texas at El Paso </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown University </li></ul><ul><li>Boise State University </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>MD Anderson Cancer Center </li></ul><ul><li>Moffit Cancer Center, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>N.S. Kline Research Institute, NY </li></ul><ul><li>National Research Institute, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>National Cancer Center, Korea </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Health (NIH) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently mentoring: Colleen Kenney,Terrance Savitsky, Francesco Stingo, Alejandro Villagran-Hernandez </li></ul>

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