Joe Guinness has been named the director of undergraduate studies for the Biometry and Statistics (CALS) and Statistical Science (ARTS) majors. Guinness takes over for Tom DiCiccio, associate professor, who expertly and graciously served in the role for many years.
Guinness joined Cornell in 2017 as a visiting assistant professor in the then-named Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, which was restructured in 2018. Guinness was named assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science in 2018 and associate professor in 2020.
An expert in modeling and analysis of large spatial-temporal datasets – particularly with applications in earth sciences – Guinness teaches Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Data Analysis (STSCI 6610), Statistical Computing (STSCI 4520/5520), guides undergraduate researchers in independent study (BTRY 4990), and co-teaches Statistical Consulting (BTRY 4950/STSCI 4950/BTRY 7950).