Cornell Stats Alumni Ben Risk Profiled in SAMSI Publication

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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