Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)
Adrian Dobra is Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics. He is core faculty in the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, affiliate faculty in the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and faculty in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems.
He is a data scientist whose methodological research focuses on the development of high-dimensional multivariate spatiotemporal models, on variable and model selection, and on graphical models. Adrian’s work has been published in more than 30 journals such as Bayesian Analysis, AIDS, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Statistics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and Bernoulli.
His applied work has a broad range with key foci related to privacy and disclosure limitation, pathway determination and disease risk assessment from network analysis of large scale genomics data, computational social science and modeling of complex dynamical phenomena using big data. Adrian’s current interests are related to human mobility and migration based on geolocated temporal data recorded by wearable sensors embedded in smartphones, and on unsolicited geotagged social media data. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health.
Adrian serves as Editor for Bayesian Analysis, and as Associate Editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics, and Metrika. He is co-director of the UW Master of Science in Data Science program, and a member of the Inter-Department Steering Group.