Department of Statistics
216 LeConte College
1523 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Office: LeConte 219C
Phone (803) 777-3859


I received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology (1992), an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico (1996), and M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Statistics from U.C. Davis.

My research interests over the last 15 years include survival analysis, Bayesian nonparametric priors, and diagnostic screening. Recent projects involve spatial modeling through frailties and copulas, ordinal data models, and Bernstein polynomials. Publications.

My current Ph.D. graduate students are Junshu Bao and William Cipolli. Previous Ph.D. students include Ling Xu (2005), Mingan Yang (2006), Luping Zhao (2008), Yuhui Chen (2012), Li Li (2014), and Haiming Zhou (2015).


Office hours (Fall 2015): 11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday/Thursday.

Stat 770 - Categorical Data Analysis (Fall 2015)
Stat 520 - Time series analysis (Fall 2015)

Stat 705 - Data analysis II (Spring 2015)

Stat 704 - Data analysis I (Fall 2014)
Stat 730 - Multivariate analysis (Fall 2014)

Stat 205 - Elementary Statistics for the Biological and Life Sciences (Spring 2014)
Stat 705 - Data Analysis II (Spring 2014)


Talk on survival analysis via spatial copulas at the International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of John P. Klein, Medical School of Wisconsin, June 2014.

Talk on survival analysis via spatial copulas at the University of Alabama Dept. Mathematics, April 2015.