Brief Bio

Haim Bar received his Ph.D. in statistics at Cornell University in 2012 (Dissertation Topic: "Parallel Testing, and Variable Selection - a Mixture-Model Approach with Applications in Biostatistics". Advisors: James Booth (Chair), Martin T. Wells, Robert L. Strawderman). He received his M.Sc. in statistics in 2010 (Cornell University) and an M.Sc. in computer science in 2002 (Yale University). He received his bachelor degree in mathematics (Cum Laude) in 1993, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
His professional interests include statistical modeling, shrinkage estimation, high throughput applications in biology (e.g., genomics), Bayesian statistics, variable selection, and machine learning.
From 1995 to 1997, he was with Motorola, Israel, as a computer programmer in the Wireless Access Systems Division. From 1997 until 2003 he worked for MicroPatent, LLC, where he held the position of Director of Software Development. In 2003 he moved to Ithaca, NY, and worked as a Principal Scientist at ATC-NY.

Haim Bar's CV

Research Interest

My research interests include statistical modeling for high-throughput data, variable selection, and missing-data problems. I am also interested in statistical methods in machine learning. I believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is key to making scientific progress, and have collaborated with researchers from diverse fields, both as a coauthor, and as a statistical consultant. I am also a firm believer that 'necessity is the mother of invention', and as a statistician this means that the best incentive to develop new methodologies is by dealing with real-life problems, which are most readily available in consultations, especially in environments with diverse research interests.
I am currently an associate professor at the University of Connecticut, the Department of Statistics. I am affiliated with the Institute for Systems Genomics at UConn, The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), and CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences
For more details about my research, see a list of publications, work in progress, and my research statement.

Haim Bar

Phone: 860-486-5455
Address: Room 315, Philip E. Austin Building
Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT, 06269-4120

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