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Ciprian M. Crainiceanu, PhD


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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3636
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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PhD , Cornell University , 2003
MS , Cornell University , 2002
MS , University of Bucharest , 1998


My research is centered around Statistical methods for new technologies used in
public health and medical studies. These technologies provide new types of data that are
increasing both in size and complexity. I am interested in developing analytic tools that
are tailored to specific applications, address the particular subtleties of the problem,
and then find the common thread that eventually becomes Statistical methodology. My
current scientific research interest centers around sleep research (EEG, polysomnograms),
wearable computing (accelerometers, heart monitors), and multimodality brain imaging
(SPECT, MRI, CT) with applications to Alzheimer, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain
injury, and cancer. My statistical expertise centers around inferential methods for ultra
high dimensional data, mixed effects modeling, Bayesian inference, and smoothing. 
  • Biostatistics
  • Neuroimaging
  • Wearable computing
  • Activity
  • Sleep
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multilevel (hierarchical) Bayesian Inference
  • MCMC
  • Longitudinal Modeling
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Smoothing
  • Measurement Error
  • Books:

  • Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models (with R.J. Carroll, D. Ruppert, L.A. Stefanski), Second Edition, 2006

  • Statistical Methodology:

  • Adjutment Uncertainty in Effect Estimation, Biometrika (with Dominici and Parmigiani), to appear

  • Bivariate Binomial Spatial Modeling of Loa loa Prevalence in Tropical Africa, JASA, discussion paper (with Diggle and Rowlingson), to appear