Gregory Bopp


Office: 330A Thomas Building


I am a fourth year PhD student in statistics at Pennsylvania State University. Before starting at Penn State, I did my master's and undergraduate degrees, also in statistics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


My research focuses on developing extreme value models for environmental applications. These types of models are useful for understanding flood risk, heat waves, and extreme winds. One goal of extreme value modeling is characterizing spatial and temporal dependence between rare events. Unfortunately, the likelihoods for these models quickly become intractable, even for a moderate number of spatial locations, posing significant computational challenges. I am working on methods that address some of the challenges involved in doing inference on extremal dependence.