Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Kass

Robert Kass

Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics & Computational Neuroscience

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I received my Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Chicago in 1980. My early work was in geometrical methods, in the mid-1980s I turned to Bayesian inference, and then in 2000 I began studying statistical methods in neuroscience. I am actively involved not only in the Department of Statistics (where I served as head for nine years), but also the Machine Learning Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (where I am currently Interim Co-Director).

Specific Research Interests

I am broadly interested in developing and understanding statistical methods in neuroscience, especially involving approaches from Bayesian analysis, graphical models, multivariate analysis, high-dimensional inference, point processes, and time series. Please see my website for more-or-less complete and current information.

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