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Dr. Kate Cowles

Dr. Kate Cowles

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  • University of Iowa
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Stat,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Mathematical Statistics, Applied Statistics,

Research Interests

Computational Statistics


I am a professor of Statistics and Biostatistics. I tell students that statistics is a great field for people who like math but are interested in other things as well, because statistics is used in almost every line of work science, business, government, sports, you name it. I love both teaching and research. I direct an NSF-funded interdisciplinary graduate program in Geoinformatics, and I teach both elementary courses and more advanced classes in Bayesian statistics and statistical computing. My research focus is developing computational methods for fitting Bayesian statistical models to use massive datasets to address questions in environmental science and clean energy research.