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Olga Vitek

Olga Vitek

Research Interests

  • Bayesian analysis
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Computational Methods for Statistical Inference
  • Computer Languages and Environments for Data Analysis
  • Experimental Design
  • Genomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Modeling and Model Selection
  • Proteomics
  • Systems Biology

Previous Ph.D. Students from Purdue University Department of Statistics

  • Kylie Bemis (Joint with Professor Hyonho Chun)
  • Ching-Yun (Veavi) Chang
  • Meena Choi
  • Timothy Clough
  • April Harry (Joint with Professor Hyonho Chun)
  • Robert Ness
  • Danni Yu
  • Cheng Zheng


  • B.S., University of Geneva, Econometrics and Statistics, 1995
  • M.S., University of Geneva, Econometrics and Statistics, 1997
  • M.S., Purdue University, Mathematical Statistics, 2001
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, Statistics, 2005


  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar, 2013
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2011
  • College of Science Graduate Student Mentoring Award, February 2010
  • Department of Statistics Outstanding Assistant Professor Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2010
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Award, 2008
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics Laha Travel Award to present at the Joint Statistical Meetings, 2005
  • Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University, 2004
  • Charlie Sampson Best Poster Award, 26th annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop, Ball State University, 2003
  • Prize of the Industrial Services of Geneva for work encouraging rational use of energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1997
  • Member, Sigma Xi
For more information about Olga Vitek, please visit: https://www.stat.purdue.edu/~ovitek

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