Matthias Katzfuß

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University.

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Matthias Katzfuss

Department of Statistics

3143 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843


Office: Blocker 467B

Recent group news:

  • 1/2019: Daniel has won an ASA Computing/Graphics Student Paper Award for his paper on "Vecchia-Laplace approximations of generalized Gaussian processes for big non-Gaussian spatial data."
  • 1/2019: Marcin has been named a winner of the 2019 ENVR Student Paper Competition for his paper on multi-resolution filters.
  • 1/2019: Matthias is now an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA).
  • 10/2018: Paper on "Multi-resolution filters for massive spatio-temporal data" now on arXiv. Additional illustrations here.
  • 9/2018: Marcin won a poster prize at the Workshop on Point Process Models.
  • 9/2018: Wenlong has successfully defended her dissertation, and now works at the Climate Corporation.
  • 9/2018: Matthias is co-organizing a Workshop on Point Process Models at Texas A&M, Sep 28-29.
  • 8/2018: Wenlong won the TAMU Department of Statistics Former Student Fellowship.
  • 5/2018: Matthias will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective Sep. 1, 2018.
  • 5/2018: Paper on "Vecchia approximations of Gaussian-process predictions" now on arXiv. An associated R package, GPvecchia, is available on GitHub.
  • 4/2018: Daniel won second place at the SETCASA Poster Session.
  • 3/2018: The group now has a GitHub page.
  • 11/2017: Paper on "A Bayesian adaptive ensemble Kalman filter for sequential state and parameter estimation" accepted at Monthly Weather Review.
  • 10/2017: Paper on "Multi-resolution approximations of Gaussian processes for large spatial datasets" now on arXiv.
  • 10/2017: Paper on "Methods for Analyzing Large Spatial Data: A Review and Comparison" now on arXiv. The code is available on GitHub.
  • 8/2017: Paper on "A general framework for Vecchia approximations of Gaussian processes" now available on arXiv.
  • 8/2017: Marcin is a recipient of the Kshirsagar Endowed Fellowship.
  • 5/2017: Paper on "A Bayesian hierarchical model for climate-change detection and attribution" accepted at Geophysical Research Letters.
  • 5/2017: Paper on "A multi-resolution approximation for massive spatial datasets" now published in JASA.
  • 4/2017: Matthias has received the 2017 Early Investigator Award of the American Statistical Association's Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR), for "contributions of great potential in environmental science; developing highly innovative multiresolution spatial models; developing very effective methods for distributed computation; and for developing approximate filtering methods for application in environmental science." See also an article about the award here.
  • 4/2017: Paper on "Extended ensemble Kalman filters for high-dimensional hierarchical state-space models" now available on arXiv.
  • 4/2017: Marcin and Wenlong have received a Gold and Silver Prize, respectively, at the SETCASA Statistics Poster Session.
  • 3/2017: Matthias has received an NSF Career Award.
  • 2017: Marcin has been selected as a participant in the NCAR SIParCS Program this summer.