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Robert McCulloch

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1804
Biography

Robert McCulloch's research focuses on Bayesian statistics. In the Bayesian approach, you write down a full joint distribution for all quantities of interest and then condition on the knowns. The computational revolution has made this strategy feasible in complex, high dimensional problems. Much of McCulloch's recent research is on Bayesian approaches for tree-based ensemble models. Tree based methods have emerged as a basic tool in Machine Learning because they are a relatively simple way to uncover complex nonlinear relationships in high dimensional problems.  Ensemble methods combine many tree models into one overall model which is far more powerful than any one tree model can be on its own.

Recent applications look at personalized medicine, selection of long term portfolios (pensions), and scale conversion for Marketing data.

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota 1985

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 494Special Topics
STP 540Computational Statistics
STP 593Applied Project
STP 595Continuing Registration
STP 598Special Topics
STP 599Thesis
STP 792Research
APM 792Research
STP 799Dissertation
APM 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 493Honors Thesis
STP 494Special Topics
STP 590Reading and Conference
STP 592Research
STP 593Applied Project
STP 598Special Topics
STP 792Research
APM 792Research
STP 799Dissertation
APM 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 590Reading and Conference
STP 593Applied Project
STP 595Continuing Registration
STP 792Research
APM 792Research
STP 799Dissertation
APM 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 493Honors Thesis
STP 494Special Topics
STP 593Applied Project
STP 598Special Topics
APM 792Research
STP 792Research
APM 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 593Applied Project
STP 595Continuing Registration
APM 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
STP 598Special Topics