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Dahl, David B.

Dr. David B. Dahl



David B. Dahl is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at Brigham Young University. He started his academic career at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in 2004, was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010, and moved to BYU in 2012. He was promoted to Professor at BYU in 2015. He did doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics under the direction of Michael Newton, receiving his Ph.D. in 2004. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in 1997 and 1998, working on his masters with Scott Grimshaw in the Department of Statistics. During 2007-2012, Dr. Dahl was an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Quantitative Sciences at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

David B. Dahl's research interests are Bayesian nonparametrics, model-based clustering, random partition models, protein structure prediction, bioinformatics, and statistical computing. His work has appeared in journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Applied Statistics, and Bayesian Analysis. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes, including Bayesian statistics, statistical methods, and statistical computing.

Cancer Research

While I have not directly been involved in cancer research, there is a natural place for me to employ my statistical expertise and an enthusiasm for possibilities in the future. I have spent most of my nonstatistical collaborations with biochemists, chemists, and bioinformaticians. I am interested in developing collaborations with cancer researchers.


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