Marina Vannucci
Professor and Associate Chair of Statistics

Editor-in-Chief, Bayesian Analysis, an electronic
journal of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.

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.

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Dr. Vannucci is currently a Professor in the Department of Statistics at Rice University, Houston, TX. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TX, and the Rice Director of the Interinstitutional Graduate Program in Biostatistics. 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. While at Texas A&M she served as co-director for the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core of the NIEHS Center for Environmental and Rural Health. Dr. Vannucci 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 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), since 2006, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), since 2009, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2012, and an elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), since 2007. Dr. Vannucci serves as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Bayesian Analysis. She has published over 90 research papers and has delivered more than 132 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 15 Ph.D. students and 6 postdoctoral fellows, since 1998.

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

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