Brief Bio (Murali Haran)
Graduate students, academic background etc.


Graduate Students

Background I was jointly advised by Luke Tierney* and Brad Carlin** on my dissertation "Efficient Perfect and MCMC Sampling Methods for Bayesian Spatial and Components of Variance Models" (see my math genealogy ). I worked on computation for Bayesian spatial models and some hierarchical models. In particular, I investigated sampling techniques for hierarchical models that use Gaussian Markov Random Fields (GMRFs). A major portion of my thesis contains work on perfect sampling approaches for Bayesian disease mapping models. For more on perfect sampling, see D.B.Wilson's website . While in graduate school, I also studied hierarchical Bayesian modeling techniques used for disease mapping and particulate matter exposure studies. As a postdoctoral fellow I studied statistical approaches for software engineering problems.


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* A member of the R core group and author of Xlisp-stat .
** Author of the books Bayes and Empirical Bayes Methods for Data Analysis and Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis for Spatial Data .

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