Genevera Allen


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Genevera Allen Biography

I am an Assistant Professor at Rice University in the Departments of Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy) and at Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics-Neurology. Also, I am a member of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital.

My research interests are in developing statistical tools to help scientists understand massive amounts of so-called "Big-Data". Technological advances in medicine, engineering, the Internet, and finance have produced larger and more complex data sets. By using techniques from high-dimensional inference, machine learning, and convex optimization, I solve statistical problems arising from these new technologies. In particular, my methodological and theoretical work lies in the areas of modern multivariate analysis, graphical models, statistical machine learning, and the emerging area of data integration. My applied research interests include neuroimaging, neural recordings, and high-throughput genomics.

I received my PhD in statistics from Stanford University in June 2010 under the direction of Rob Tibshirani. My Bachelors degree is from Rice University in statistics. For high school, I graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with an Artist's Diploma in viola performance.

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Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
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Houston, TX 77030

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