Carey Priebe


Primary Appointment: Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Computational statistics,
  • kernel and mixture estimates
  • statistical pattern recognition
  • statistical image analysis
  • dimensionality reduction
  • model selection
  • statistical inference for high-dimensional and graph data

Carey E. Priebe received a BS degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1984, an MS degree in computer science from San Diego State University in 1988, and a PhD in information technology (computational statistics) from George Mason University in 1993. From 1985 to 1994, he worked as a mathematician and scientist in the US Navy research and development laboratory system. Since 1994 he has been a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Johns Hopkins University.  He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering,as well as the Center for Imaging Science, the Human Language Technology Center of Excellence, and the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute. His research interests include computational statistics, kernel and mixture estimates, statistical pattern recognition, statistical image analysis, dimensionality reduction, model selection, and statistical inference for high-dimensional and graph data. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Lifetime Member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He won an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1995. He was recipient of the 2010 American Statistical Association Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2011 McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising, and in 2008 was named one of six inaugural National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows.

Secondary Appointment: Electrical and Computer Engineering

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