Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Andrew Whetten

Email: awhetten@uwm.edu

Research Topic: Animal movement and disease control (co-advised with Dr. Dave Haukos)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/abwhetten-phd/research

Current Graduate Students

Camille Rieber

Program: MS in Statistics

Email: cjrieber@ksu.edu

Research Topic: Movement and resource selection of lesser prairie chickens

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camille-rieber-0b8296126/

Josefina Lacasa

Program: MS in Statistics

Email: lacasa@ksu.edu

Research Topic: TBD

Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MYoy4dwAAAAJ&hl=en

Former Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Koley Freeman

Email: koley@ksu.edu

Research Topic: Integrated population models for highly mobile grassland birds (co-advised with Dr. Alice Boyle)

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikole-freeman-6b485633/?originalSubdomain=ca

Former Graduate Students

Narmadha Mohankumar

Current position: Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Program: PhD in Statistics

Email: meenu@ksu.edu

Research Topic: Data fusion and spatio-temporal approaches to model species distributions

Website: https://narmadhamohankumar.weebly.com/

Publications:

  • Mohankumar, N.M., and T.J. Hefley. (2022) Using machine learning to identify nontraditional spatial dependence in occupancy data. Ecology 103:e03563 [pdf]

  • Mohankumar, N.M. Data fusion and spatio-temporal approaches to model species distribution. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University [pdf]


Nelson Walker

Current position: Mathematical Statistican at United States Air Force

Program: PhD in Statistics (Completed December 2021)

Email: nelsonw@ksu.edu

Publications:

  • Walker, N.B., T.J. Hefley, A.E. Ballmann, R.E. Russell, D.P. Walsh. (2021) Recovering individual-level spatial inference from aggregated binary data. Spatial Statistics 44:100514. [pdf]

  • Walker, N.B., Statistical methods for modeling infectious disease outbreaks using disease surveillance data. PhD Dissertation, Kansas State University [pdf]

Haoyu Zhang

Current position: Data Scientist at Eluvio

Program: MS in Statistics (Completed August 2020)


Congxing Zhu

Current position: Data Scientist at Gain Servicing

Program: MS in Statistics (Completed August 2019)

Publications:

  • Zhu, C. (2019) Evaluation of numerical integration methods for kernel averaged predictors. Master's Report, Kansas State University [link]

Nelson Walker

Current position: Mathematical Statistican at United States Air Force

Program: MS in Statistics (Completed August 2018)

Publications:

  • Walker, N.B., T.J. Hefley, D.P. Walsh. (2020). Bias correction of bounded location error in binary data. Biometrics 75(2): 530-539. [link]

  • Walker, N.B. (2018) Bias correction of bounded location errors in binary data. Master's Report, Kansas State University [link].