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Two New Faculty Members

The Department is very pleased to announce that two new Assistant Professors are joining our ranks this summer!

Dr. Benjamin Bloem-Reddy will take up his appointment on July 1, 2019. Ben obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from Columbia University in 2017 then subsequently was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford. His work in statistical learning and applied probability delves into new methods and theory for the analysis of structured data, such as networks.

Dr. Keegan Korthauer will take up her appointment on September 1, 2019. Keegan obtained her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2015 then subsequently was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work bridges the areas of biostatistics, computational biology, and bioinformatics. Keegan develops novel statistical methods to uncover meaningful biological insights from high-throughput sequencing data. In addition to her academic appointment in the Department of Statistics, Keegan will be concurrently appointed as an Investigator within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Please extend warm welcomes to Ben and to Keegan. UBC is extremely fortunate to be availing itself of their energies and talents!

June 25, 2019