Principal Investigator:Lorin Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, and a core faculty member of the Center for Statistical Sciences (CSS) and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) at Brown University. Before joining Brown, he received his PhD from the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University where he was formerly co-advised by Sayan Mukherjee and Kris C. Wood. As a Duke Dean’s Graduate Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow he completed his PhD dissertation entitled: "Bayesian Kernel Models for Statistical Genetics and Cancer Genomics." Dr. Crawford received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Clark Atlanta University. [Faculty Profile] [CV]
Graduate Students:Alan DenAdel is a Computational Biology PhD student (on the Applied Mathematics Track) and a Brown Graduate School Presidential Fellow. Prior to attending Brown, Alan worked at Illumina as a bioinformatics scientist. As an undergrad, he majored in mathematics (with minors in statistics and biology) at Pacific Lutheran University; and he now holds an MS in Bioinformatics and Genomics from the University of Oregon. Alan's current research interests include statistical theory development, machine learning applications in genomics, and reproducible research.
Chibuikem (Chib) Nwizu is an MD-PhD student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Currently in medical school, he plans to complete his PhD in Computational Biology (on the Computer Science Track). Chibuikem graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics-Biology. His current research interests broadly include topological data analysis and the application of machine learning to clinical diagnostics, cancer genomics, and stem cell biology.
Dana Udwin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. Before moving to Providence, she worked as a data scientist at MassMutual Financial Group while pursuing an M.S. in Statistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dana graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Chinese. Her research interests include statistical machine learning and Bayesian methodology.