David B. Dunson

David B. Dunson

Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science

External address: 
218 Old Chemistry Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708-0251
Phone: 
(919) 684-8025

Overview

Development of novel approaches for representing and analyzing complex data.  A particular focus is on methods that incorporate geometric structure (both known and unknown) and on probabilistic approaches to characterize uncertainty.  In addition, a big interest is in scalable algorithms and in developing approaches with provable guarantees.

This fundamental work is directly motivated by applications in biomedical research, network data analysis, neuroscience, genomics, ecology, and criminal justice.   

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Emory University 1997

  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University 1994

Selected Grants

Duke University Program in Environmental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2024

HDR TRIPODS: Innovations in Data Science: Integrating Stochastic Modeling, Data Representation, and Algorithms awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Reproducibility and Robustness of Dimensionality Reduction awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2017 to 2022

Reproducibility and Robustness of Dimensionality Reduction awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2017 to 2022

Postdoctoral Training in Genomic Medicine Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2017 to 2022

Structured nonparametric methods for mixtures of exposures awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2022

CRCNS: Geometry-based Brain Connectome Analysis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

CRCNS: Geometry-based Brain Connectome Analysis awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Scalable probabilistic inference for huge multi-domain graphs awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020

Predicting Performance from Network Data awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Pages

Chae, M., et al. “Bayesian sparse linear regression with unknown symmetric error.” Information and Inference, vol. 8, no. 3, Jan. 2019, pp. 621–53. Scopus, doi:10.1093/imaiai/iay022. Full Text

Lin, L., et al. “Extrinsic Gaussian processes for regression and classification on manifolds.” Bayesian Analysis, vol. 14, no. 3, Jan. 2019, pp. 887–906. Scopus, doi:10.1214/18-BA1135. Full Text

Strawn, N., et al. “Erratum: Finite sample posterior concentration in high-dimensional regression (Information and Inference (2015) 3 (103-133) DOI: 10.1093/imaiai/iau003).” Information and Inference, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1093/imaiai/iau008. Full Text

Strawn, N., et al. “Finite sample posterior concentration in high-dimensional regression.” Information and Inference, vol. 3, no. 2, Jan. 2014, pp. 103–33. Scopus, doi:10.1093/imaiai/iau003. Full Text