Applications: Bioinformatics, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Social Sciences Methodologies: High-Dimensional Statistical Inference, Large scale Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Optimization Methods Relevant Projects: NSF

Yves Atchade

Associate Professor, Statistics

My current research explores the possibilities and limits of Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods in dealing with posterior or quasi-posterior distributions that arise from high-dimensional Bayesian (or quasi-Bayesian) inference in regression and graphical models. I also have some interests in optimization, and these revolve around the use of stochastic methods: whether (and how) the use of stochastic methods can help tackle large scale optimization problems of interest in statistics. I also have interests in the use of remote sensing data to study social and environmental issues in Africa.