Alan E. Gelfand

James B. Duke Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences

External address: 
223A Old Chem Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708-0251
(919) 668-5229

EMSW21-RTG: Geometric, Topological awarded by National Science Foundation (Key Faculty). 2011 to 2018

Collaborative Research: Climate Change Impacts on Forest Biodiversity: Individual Risk to Subcontinental Impacts awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2017

CDI-Type II: Integrating Algorithmic and Stochastic Modeling Techniques for Environmental Prediction awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2014

Space-time Modeling for Linking Climate Change, Pollutant Exposure, Built Environments, and Health Outcomes awarded by North Carolina State University (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014

Dynamic Sensor Networks-Enabling the Measurement, Modeling, and Prediction of Biophysical Change in a Landscape awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2012

Sharing Confidential Datasets With Geographic Identifiers Via Multiple Imputation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2012

Public Health Research Grant awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

Bayesian Nonparametric Methods for Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2009

Collaborative QEIB Research: Spatio-temporal Modeling of Species Distributions and Biodiversity-Integrating Climate and awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008


Gelfand, AE, Banerjee, S, and Finley, AO. "Spatial Design for Knot Selection in Knot-Based Dimension Reduction Models." Spatio-temporal Design: Advances in Efficient Data Acquisition. October 11, 2012. 142-169. Full Text

Wang, F, Wang, J, Gelfand, A, and Li, F. "Accommodating the ecological fallacy in disease mapping in the absence of individual exposures." Statistics in medicine (September 19, 2017). Full Text Open Access Copy

Shirota, S, and Gelfand, AE. "Approximate Bayesian Computation and Model Assessment for Repulsive Spatial Point Processes." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 26.3 (July 3, 2017): 646-657. Full Text

Shirota, S, and Gelfand, AE. "Space and circular time log Gaussian Cox processes with application to crime event data." The Annals of Applied Statistics 11.2 (June 2017): 481-503. Full Text

Gelfand, AE, and Banerjee, S. "Bayesian Modeling and Analysis of Geostatistical Data." Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application 4.1 (March 7, 2017): 245-266. Full Text

Leininger, TJ, and Gelfand, AE. "Bayesian Inference and Model Assessment for Spatial Point Patterns Using Posterior Predictive Samples." Bayesian Analysis 12.1 (March 2017): 1-30. Full Text

Schliep, EM, Gelfand, AE, Clark, JS, and Tomasek, BJ. "Biomass prediction using a density-dependent diameter distribution model." The Annals of Applied Statistics 11.1 (March 2017): 340-361. Full Text

Paci, L, Gelfand, AE, Beamonte, MA, Rodrigues, M, and Pérez-Cabello, F. "Space-time modeling for post-fire vegetation recovery." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 31.1 (January 2017): 171-183. Full Text

Mastrantonio, G, Gelfand, AE, and Jona Lasinio, G. "The wrapped skew Gaussian process for analyzing spatio-temporal data." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30.8 (December 2016): 2231-2242. Full Text

Gelfand, AE, and Schliep, EM. "Spatial statistics and Gaussian processes: A beautiful marriage." Spatial Statistics 18 (November 2016): 86-104. Full Text

Datta, A, Banerjee, S, Finley, AO, and Gelfand, AE. "On nearest-neighbor Gaussian process models for massive spatial data." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics 8.5 (September 2016): 162-171. Full Text


Pan, J, Rao, V, Agarwal, PK, and Gelfand, AE. "Markov-modulated marked poisson processes for check-in data." January 1, 2016.


Anthopolos, R, James, S, Gelfand, AE, Berrocal, V, and Miranda, ML. "A NEIGHBORHOOD AND SPATIAL MEASURE OF RACIAL ISOLATION APPLIED TO BIRTHWEIGHT." June 1, 2009.

Silberstein, A, Gelfand, AE, Munagala, K, Puggioni, G, and Yang, J. "Making Sense of Suppressions and Failures in Sensor Data: A Bayesian Approach." ACM, 2007.

Silberstein, A, Puggioni, G, Gelfand, A, Munagala, K, and Yang, J. "Suppression and failures in sensor networks: A Bayesian approach." January 1, 2007.