Current Students

  • Ryan Warnick, PhD student, Rice University (jointly with Marina Vannucci)
    • Awarded a 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

  • Xiao Li, PhD student, University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston (jointly with Brian Hobbs)


Former Students

[4] Duncan Wadsworth (Ph.D. 2016, Rice University)

  • Currently Data Scientist at Microsoft Corporation , Seattle, WA.
  • Ph.D. Thesis title: Bayesian Methods for the Analysis of Microbiome Data

[3] Sharon Chiang (Ph.D. 2016, Rice University)

  • Currently an MS3 student at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ph.D. Thesis title: Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Multimodal Neuroimaging Data (co-Advisor with Marina Vannucci).
  • Awarded a 3-year NLM Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics.

[2] Linlin Zhang (Ph.D. 2015, Rice University).

  • Currently Data Scientist, Schlumberger , Houston, TX.
  • Ph.D. Thesis title: Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data (co-Advisor with Marina Vannucci).
  • Honorable mention, 2015 ISBA Savage Award for Best Thesis in Applied Methodology.

[1] Yan Dong (Ph.D. 2015, University of New Mexico)


Former Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Alberto Cassese, Ph.D (2013-2015). Assistant Professor, University of Maastricht, The Netherland.

  • Kassandra Fronczyk, Ph.D. (2011-2014). Currently at Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Washington, D.C.

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow: Bernardo Nipoti , Ph.D., The University of Texas MD~Anderson Cancer Center, (01/2012--08/2012) - now at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Former Visiting Scholars

  • Research Internship Mentor, Visiting Graduate Student: Ronaldo Rouvher Guedes Silva, Rice University and University of Padoa, Italy, 10/2014-12/2015 - now Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.
  • Summer Internship Mentor, Visiting Graduate Student: Weixuan Zhu, (Summer 2014 & 2015), Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain - now Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Sheffield, UK.