Computer Science and Statistics

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor Steffen Ventz

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Contact Information

Office Tyler 245
Dept. of Computer Science and Statistics
Tyler Hall
9 Greenhouse Road, Suite 2
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI, 02881
Telephone (401) 874-2701
Fax (401) 874-4617
Email sventz@cs.uri.edu

Education

2013 Ph.D. Bocconi University
Milan, Italy
Mathematical Statistics
2007 M.S. University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany
Formal Demography
2005 B.S. University of Rostock
Rostock, Germany
Formal Demography

Previous Positions

2012-2013 Visiting Scientist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
2015-current Visiting Scientist Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Research

Bayesian Nonparametrics

Neutral-to-the-Right Processes, Stick-Breaking prior,
Row-wise/Partial-Exchangeable Processes, Non-parametric inference for Queuing
Processes

Statistical Decision Theory

Constraint optimization under uncertainty and its application to optimal
sequential procedures, Dynamic Programming

Bayesian Response Adaptive Designs

Sequential statistics, Hierarchical models, Response-adaptive trial designs
for Biomaker driven subpopulations, Surrogate-endpoint models, applications to
Oncology and infectious disease

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