Marina Vannucci
Professor and Chair of Statistics
, Rice University

Honorary Chair Professor, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK

Director, Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics, Rice University and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

PI/PD, NIH/NCI T32 Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Biostatistics for Cancer Research, Rice University

Editor (2016- ), STAT - The ISI's Journal for the Rapid Dissemination of Statistics Research

Former Editor-in-Chief (2013-2015), Bayesian Analysis, an electronic journal of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)

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Dr. Vannucci is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics at Rice University, Houston, TX. She is an adjunct faculty member of the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX, and the Rice Director of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics. She also holds an Honorary appointment at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Vannucci received the Laurea (B.S.) degree in Mathematics in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in Statistics in 1996, both from the University of Florence, Italy. Prior to joining Rice in 2007, Dr. Vannucci was Research Fellow at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, during 1996-1998. In 1998 she joined the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University, TX, as Assistant Professor, became Associate Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2005. Dr. Vannucci was visiting scholar at Stanford University, CA, during Summer and Fall of 2001, and at Columbia University, NY, during Fall of 2004. She was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2001 and won the Mitchell prize from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis in 2003. She is an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), since 2007, and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), since 2006, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), since 2009, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2012, and the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), since 2014. Dr. Vannucci served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Bayesian Analysis in 2013-2015. She has published over 110 research papers and has delivered more than 150 invited presentations. She is the co-editor of the books "Bayesian Inference for Gene Expression and Proteomics" and "Advances in Statistical Bioinformatics: Models and Integrative Inference for High-Throughput Data". Dr. Vannucci has supervised 17 Ph.D. students and 8 postdoctoral fellows, since 1998.


Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dept of Biostatistics
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Institute for Biosciences and Bioengineering
W.M. Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Research and Training
NLM Training Program in Biomedical Informatics
CPRIT Training Program in Computational Cancer Biology
Center for Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research
GCC Cluster for NeuroEngineering

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