Funda Güneş

Master's Program Director

Funda Gunes

After ten years at SAS Institute as a machine learning researcher, I joined Duke as the director of the Master’s Program in Statistical Science. My research focuses on combining well-established statistical methods with an algorithmic approach to solve challenging predictive modeling and forecasting problems. More recently, I’ve been interested in health equity research focusing on Responsible AI and the intersection of causal inference and machine learning for analyzing large electronic health records data

I am passionate about mentoring and advising students and supporting women in the data science community by creating learning and networking opportunities through partnerships with leading companies and accomplished professionals.