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Professor Bruce Craig Named University Faculty Scholar


Professor Bruce Craig has been named a College of Science University Faculty Scholar as of June, 2005. The Faculty Scholar program recognizes outstanding faculty who are achieving academic distinction at an accelerated rate. He is an Associate Professor (2002) in the Department of Statistics and joins in this prestigious honor in the Department with Professor Rebecca Doerge who was named a University Faculty Scholar in 2000. His research is in statistical methods for the problems in the biological sciences that lie at the forefront of the Department of Statistic's interdisciplinary efforts. His work has focused primarily on the utilization of Bayesian hierarchical methods which provide a natural framework to describe vast amounts of heterogeneity in data. His areas of research include diagnostic testing, plant and human genetics, protein structure, animal and insect population demographics, medical decision making, and disease modeling. Professor Craig was also recently appointed Director of the Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) which provides advice for the statistical design of experiments and data analysis to University researchers.

Professor Rebecca Doerge was appointed University Faculty Scholar in 2000 and is currently the Director of the Statistical Bioinformatics Center. She is a Professor of Statistics and of Agronomy and her world-renowned statistical research in genomics-based questions lies on the interdisciplinary boundaries of many fields.

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