David B. Dunson

Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor
Department of Statistical Science
Curriculum Vitæ

Research Interests

Bayesian statistical methodology motivated by complex biomedical data and machine learning
applications. Ongoing methodologic research focuses on nonparametric Bayes, latent variable
methods, big data, scalable Bayesian inferences, functional and object data, and dimensionality
reduction. An emphasis is on developing adaptive Bayes approaches for "learning" low-dimensional
structure underlying high-dimensional "objects" ( images, surfaces, shapes, text, array data,
). This work involves inter-discplinary thinking at the intersection of
statistics, geometry and computer science. The motivation comes from applications in epidemiology,
environmental health, neurosciences, genetics, fertility and other settings (music, fine arts, humanities).

Recent(ish) Publications

Submitted Manuscripts (not up to date)

All Papers (more up to date than above) ResearchGate

CITATION COUNTS ( Google Scholar )

Recent(ish) Press:

Article in The Atlantic highlighting our fertility research

Article on big social data analytics at Duke

Recent(ish) Student News:

Daniele Durante wins 2013 Laplace Award for best Bayesian student paper!

Tsuyoshi Kunihama wins SBSS Student Paper Award

Anirban Bhattacharya wins Savage Award for best Bayesian dissertation

Some Recent Awards:

2014 Hartley Memorial Lecturer, Texas A&M University

2014 Winner of SBP Grand Data Challenge

2014 Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award

2013 Named Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Duke University

2013 Notable paper award, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics

2012 W.J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing

2011 Distinguished Application Paper, 28th International Conference on Machine Learning

2011 Outstanding Alumni Award, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University

2010 COPSS President's Award

2010 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lecturer, Harvard University

Students and Postdocs

Representative painting

My son's bluegrass band

Simon & his band music clips

Matlab code for identifying protein interactions

Research Gate Website

LinkedIn Website