Murali Haran pronunciation


  Professor and Head, Department of Statistics, Penn State University
  Office : Thomas 421D (morning)/326 (afternoon)          
  Mail : 326 Thomas Building, University Park, PA 16802.
  Phone: 814-863-8126                    
  Email: m(followed by last name in lower case)@stat.psu.edu
  B.S. Computer Science (minors: statistics, mathematics and film), Carnegie Mellon U. 1997.
  M.S., Ph.D. Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2003.
  Postdoctoral fellow, NISS (courtesy appointment at Duke University) (2003--2004).
  CV and bio, which also has a list of current and former graduate students.

Teaching

Primary Research Interests
  • Statistical computing, primarily Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms
  • Models for spatial data: Gaussian random field models, Bayesian hierarchical models
  • Complex computer models/computer experiments: statistical emulation and calibration
  • Cross-disciplinary research in environmental sciences: climate science, disease modeling, ecology

Advice/mentoring
  • A public lecture I gave in the Frontiers of Science series at Penn State, January 2020 Statistics and the Future of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
    Selected Papers (link to longer list of publications and google scholar references ) and current CV

    SMAC (Stochastic Modeling and Computing) Seminar Series

    Other Roles
    • Co-Editor: Bayesian Analysis (2016--2018)
    • Associate editor: Technometrics (2019-- present) The American Statistician (2015--2017). (Past) associate editor Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics (2010--2015); Biometrics (2009--2011); Bayesian Analysis (2010--2015)
    • Schreyer Honors College adviser for Statistics and Honors College thesis adviser
    • Chair of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Risk Analysis 2013-2014
    • Treasurer for the International Society for Bayesian Analysis ( ISBA ) 2014--2016
    • (Past) Chair of the Penn State Statistics Undergraduate Program: 2012--2016
    • Climate Science Related Roles:
      • Co-leader for Uncertainty Quantification Group in the NSF network SCRiM (Sustainable Climate Risk Management), multi-institution network with Penn State as the hub
      • PI on NSF-CDSE grant Statistical Methods for Ice Sheet Projections using Large Non-Gaussian Space-time Data Sets and Complex Computer Models, 7/01/2014--6/30/2017.
      • Director of the Penn State Node of the NSF research network STATMOS , Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
      • Member of the ASA Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy 2009--2014
      • Co-Director of CLIMA Center for Climate Risk Management at Penn State.

    General articles on statistics: STATISTICS-AT-LARGE
    Everything Else: NON-ACADEMIC