# David B. Dunson

- Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science
- Professor of Statistical Science
- Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)
- Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

**External address:**218 Old Chemistry Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

**Internal office address:**Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708-0251

**Phone:**(919) 684-8025

Development of Bayesian statistical methods and approaches for uncertainty quantification motivated by applications with complex and high-dimensional data. A particular interest is in high-dimensional low sample size data in which it is necessary to incorporate dimensional reduction through carefully designed prior distributions and challenges arise in efficiently computing posterior approximations. Ongoing focus areas include new algorithms for approximating posterior distributions in big data settings, nonparametric Bayes probability modeling allowing for uncertainty in distributional assumptions, analysis of network data, incorporating physical and geometric prior knowledge in modeling and novel models for dimension reduction for "object data" (functions, tensors, shapes, etc). Primary application areas include genomics, neurosciences, epidemiology, and reproductive studies but with much broader interests in developing new methods motivated by difficult applications (in art, music, radar, imaging processing, etc).

Dunson, DB. "Models for papilloma multiplicity and regression: Applications to transgenic mouse studies." *Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics* 49.1 (2000): 19-30.

Dunson, DB, and Tindall, KR. "Bayesian analysis of mutational spectra." *Genetics* 156.3 (2000): 1411-1418.

Dunson, DB, and Dinse, GE. "Distinguishing effects on tumor multiplicity and growth rate in chemoprevention experiments." *Biometrics* 56.4 (2000): 1068-1075.

Wilcox, AJ, Dunson, D, and Baird, DD. "The timing of the 'fertile window' in the menstrual cycle: Day specific estimates from a prospective study." *British Medical Journal* 321.7271 (2000): 1259-1262.

Dunson, DB, and Haseman, JK. "Modeling tumor onset and multiplicity using transition models with latent variables." *Biometrics* 55.3 (1999): 965-970.

Dunson, WA, and Dunson, DB. "Factors influencing growth and survival of the killifish, Rivulus marmoratus, held inside enclosures in mangrove swamps." *Copeia* 3 (1999): 661-668.

Dunson, DB, Weinberg, CR, Perreault, SD, and Chapin, RE. "Summarizing the motion of self-propelled cells: Applications to sperm motility." *Biometrics* 55.2 (1999): 537-543.

Dunson, DB, Baird, DD, Wilcox, AJ, and Weinberg, CR. "Day-specific probabilities of clinical pregnancy based on two studies with imperfect measures of ovulation." *Human Reproduction* 14.7 (1999): 1835-1839.
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Dunson, DB. "Dose-dependent number of implants and implications in developmental toxicity." *Biometrics* 54.2 (1998): 558-569.
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Dunson, WA, Paradise, CJ, and Dunson, DB. "Inhibitory effect of low salinity on growth and reproduction of the estuarine sheepshead minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus." *Copeia* 1 (1998): 235-239.