DSC_0549-Edit(2)Welcome!  I am an assistant professor of statistics in the University of St. ThomasDepartment of Mathematics. My research spans a few topics, but one of my main contributions to the statistical community is the R package glmm, which has over 1000 downloads per month. Dr. Dootika Vats and I have also stabilized the Gelman-Rubin Markov chain Monte Carlo convergence diagnostic;  our R package is on Github and our manuscript is on arXiv. In my free time, I co-organize the Twin Cities chapter of R Ladies.

My Ph.D. is from the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. My doctoral dissertation, entitled Monte Carlo Likelihood Approximation for Generalized Linear Mixed Models, focuses on likelihood-based inference for generalized linear mixed models. My co-advisers were Galin Jones and Charles Geyer. You can read more about generalized linear mixed models, download the R package glmm through CRAN, and learn how to use the package with this introductory guide.

If you wish to contact me, please email me at knud8583@stthomas.edu. I look forward to hearing from you.