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Marina Vannucci
Noah Harding Professor and Chair of Statistics, Rice University

Current Students: Eric Kook, Ryan Warnick, Elin Shaddox

Former Students:

    [19] Duncan Wadsworth (Ph.D. 2016, Rice University).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Bayesian Methods for the Analysis of Microbiome Data" (co-Advisor Michele Guindani).
      - Currently Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft, Seattle, WA.
    [18] Qiwei Li (Ph.D. 2016, Rice University).
      - M. Clinton Miller III Outstanding Poster Award, SRCOS Research Conference, 2016.
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Bayesian Models for High-Dimensional Count Data with Feature Selection".
      - Currently postdoc at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
    [17] Sharon Chiang (Ph.D. 2016, Rice University).
      - Awarded a 3-year NLM Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics.
      - Voted best plenary speaker, NLM's 2015 Informatics Training Conference.
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Multimodal Neuroimaging Data" (co-Advisor Michele Guindani).
      - Currently MD student, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
    [16] Linlin Zhang (Ph.D. 2015, Rice University).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data" (co-Advisor Michele Guindani).
      - Honorable mention, 2015 ISBA Savage Award for Best Thesis in Applied Methodology.
      - Currently Data Scientist, Schlumberger, Houston, TX.
    [15] Christine Peterson (Ph.D. 2013, Rice University).
      - Awarded a 3-year NLM Training Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics.
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Bayesian Graphical Models for Biological Network Inference".
      - Winner of the 2014 ISBA Savage Award for Best Thesis in Applied Methodology.
      - Currently Assistant Professor, Dept of Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX.
    [14] Alberto Cassese (Ph.D. 2013, University of Florence - Italy).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "A Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling Approach to Genetical Genomics Data with Measurement Error" (co-Advisor with Emanuela Dreassi).
      - Currently Assistant Professor, Dept of Statistics, University of Maastricht, The Netherland.
    [13] Beibei Guo (Ph.D. 2010, Rice University).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Statistical Methods for Bioinformatics: Estimation of Copy Number and Detection of Gene Interactions" (co-Advisor with Rudy Guerra).
      - Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Louisiana State University, LA.
    [12] Colleen Kenney (Ph.D. 2010, Rice University).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "On the Separation of T Tauri Star Spectra using Non-negative Matrix Factorization and Bayesian Positive Source Separation".
    [11] Terrance Savitsky (Ph.D. 2010, Rice University).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Generalized Gaussian Process Models with Bayesian Variable Selection".
      - Currently at Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C.
    [10] Francesco Stingo (Ph.D. 2010, University of Florence - Italy).
      - Ph.D. Thesis title: "Bayesian Methods for Data Integration with Variable Selection: New Challenges in the Analysis of Genomic Data" (co-Advisors Giovanni Marchetti and Elena Stanghellini).
      - Winner of the Italian Statistical Society prize Best Doctoral Thesis in Statistics.
      - Currently Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy.
    Former Students at Texas A&M University:
    [9] Jaesik Jeong (Ph.D. 2008). Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Korea.
    [8] Sanghan Lee (Ph.D. 2007). Research Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine.
    [7] Sinae Kim (Ph.D. 2006). Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ.
    [6] Deukwoo Kwon (Ph.D. 2005). Associate Scientist, University of Miami, FL.
    [5] Kyungduk Ko (Ph.D. 2004). Associate Professor, Boise State University, ID.
    [4] Chun Gun Park (Ph.D. 2003). Assistant Professor, Kyonggi University, Republic of Korea.
    [3] Naijun Sha (Ph.D. 2002). Associate Professor, UT El Paso, TX.

    Former Students at the University of Florence - Italy:
    [2] Francesco Gabbanini (Ph.D. 2002). Tech leader, Eli Lilly, Italy.
    [1] Leonardo Fabbroni (Ph.D. 2001).
    Winner of the Italian Statistical Society prize Best Doctoral Thesis in Statistics.

    Former Postdocs:
    [8] Alberto Cassese (2013-2015). Assistant Professor, University of Maastricht, The Netherland.
    [7] Kassandra Fronczyk (2011-2014). Applied Statistician, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA.
    [6] Francesco Stingo (2010-2011). Assistant Professor, University of Florence, Italy.
    [5] Alejandro Villagran (2008-2010).
    [4] Y. Ann Chen (2006-2008). Associate Member, Moffitt Cancer Center, FL.
    [3] Qianxing Mo (2005-2006). Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, TX.
    [2] Michael Swartz (2004-2006). Associate Professor, UT School of Public Health, TX.
    [1] Mahlet Tadesse (2002-2004). Professor, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.