Genevera Allen, PhD
Assitant Professor, Statistics & Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

Genevera is the Dobelman Family Junior Chair an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She is also a member of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine where she holds a joint appointment. Her research interests are in developing mathematical and statistical tools to help scientists understand massive amounts of so-called "Big-Data". By using techniques from artificial intelligence, optimization theory, and high-performance computing, she solves the statistical problems arising from these new technologies. In particular, Genevera’s methodological and theoretical work lies in the areas of modern multivariate analysis, graphical models, statistical machine learning, and the emerging area of data integration. Her applied research interests include neuroimaging, high-throughput genomics, imaging, and metabolomics.