Department of Statistics Ph.D alum Ben Risk was recently profiled by the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, where he continues his education as a post doctorate. As SAMSI tells us, Risk’s interest in biostatistics grew while developing a Bayesian formulation of a metapopulation model as part of his master’s thesis at the University of California, Berkeley. Discovering that statistics could take him into a variety of fields, including human health, Risk enrolled in Cornell’s Ph.D program. Now at SAMSI / University of North Carolina, Risk is currently researching statistical methods for the analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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