Faculty profile

Babak Shahbaba

Associate Professor; Vice Chair of Graduate Affairs, Statistics

DEGREE:

Ph.D. 2007, University of Toronto

RESEARCH AREAS:

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
Statistics and Statistical Theory

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Research focuses on developing Bayesian methods and applying them to real-world problems. Currently conducting research in three areas: (1) incorporating appropriate priors into statistical models in order to improve their performance, (2) developing new nonlinear models that are sufficiently flexible and provide interpretable results, and (3) applying novel statistical methods to solve research questions in genetics, genomics, proteomics, and cancer studies.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail: babaks(at)uci(period)edu
Office: DBH 2224
Phone: (949) 824-0623
Fax: (949) 824-9863
Website: www.ics.uci.edu/~babaks/