Alaattin Erkanli, Ph.D

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It is hard to believe but it has been just over twenty-four years since I joined CDE on June 1993 as a young statistician after receiving my Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 1991, and spending two years as a visiting professor at ISS (Institute of Statistical Sciences) of Duke University (formerly ISDS). I am currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B), Duke University School of Medicine, and collaborate with other Duke scientist through their CRUs.

Being trained as a “hardcore” Bayesian (aka, “subjective”) statistician, and also having strong background in Applied Mathematics, has helped me to understand and provide solutions for the challenging problems we encounter in a highly competitive grant-driven environment. My current roles for the CDE and B&B are to provide statistical expertise for my colleagues who need help with manuscript preparations, grant proposals (e.g., sample size and power calculations), general statistical modeling and data analysis of high-dimensional, complex, and sparse data arising from medical imaging, genetics, biomedical engineering, longitudinal observational studies, RCTs, and other arears of collaboration.

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