Wahba, Grace

Faculty
Grace Wahba
Title: 
Professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Room & Building: 
1235B MSC
Email: 

wahba [at] stat.wisc.edu

Phone: 
262-3620
Fax: 
262-0032
Education & Research: 

Bascom Professor of Statistics, Professor of Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Professor of Computer Sciences (by courtesy)
Ph.D., 1966, Stanford University

Research Interests
Multivariate function estimation, statistical model building and machine learning, with emphasis on statistical theory and the development of efficient numerical and statistical methods for large and extremely large data sets. Identification and flexible quantification of risk factors in large medical, demographic and other data sets. Methods for models with complex structure, incomplete or noisy covariates, heterogenous information combining pedigree structure/ (diss)imilarity data, genetic information, images, clusters, networks, trees. Multiple correlated attributes and multiple correlated responses. Reproducing kernel Hilbert space and other penalized likelihood and regularization methods, tuning issues.

Selected Publications
Please see Dr. Wahba's Statistics homepage for an up-to-date list of publications.

email: [wahba at stat dot wisc dot edu]
Courses Taught
Statistics 860 Fall 2012

Summary: 

Multivariate function estimation, statistical model building and machine learning, with emphasis on statistical theory and the development of efficient numerical and statistical methods for large and extremely large data sets. Identification and flexible quantification of risk factors in large medical, demographic and other data sets.