Al Parker

Biostatistician, CBE | Research Professor, Math

Mt Haggin in the Pintlers

Pursuing my lonely way down the valley, I turned again and again to gaze on the glorious picture, throwing up my arms to inclose it as in a frame. After long ages of growth in the darkness beneath the glaciers, through sunshine and storms, it seemed now to be ready and waiting for the elected artist, like yellow wheat for the reaper; and I could not help wishing that I were that artist. I had to be content, however, to take it into my soul.

John Muir (1838-1914)

Research Interests

My research interests include modeling complex biological systems (biofilms in the environment and in the lab, neural coding, vision systems), Bayesian inverse problems, iterative sampling from high dimensional densities, bifurcation theory with symmetries, and annealing/clustering schemes. Some of my work:

Teaching

In Fall 2017, I teach Methods of Data Analysis I, STAT411.

Fun

For fun, I trampcanoehunt and bike. At home, I enjoy readingchess, and the acoustic guitar. And before kids, I used to lindy.

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