About me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. I have a secondary appointment in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and I am affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program, and the Operations doctoral program at the School of Management.

I completed my PhD in Biomathematics at UCLA in 2012 under the guidance of Marc A. Suchard. I work on mathematical and statistical problems related to stochastic processes in epidemiology, public health, biomedicine, and evolutionary science.

My methodological and theoretical interests include:

  • Networks and graphs
  • Stochastic processes
  • Computational statistics
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms

My work has practical applications in many fields, including:

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Sociology
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Genetics

Please contact me if you would like to know more about my work.

Photo by Jordan Emont.

Recent News (older )

01 May 2015 New manuscript: Hidden population size estimation from respondent-driven samples: a network approach.
29 April 2015 New manuscript: Nonparametric Identification for Respondent-Driven Sampling with Peter M. Aronow.
25 March 2015 Now published: Markov counting models for correlated binary responses with Dan Zelterman.
14 October 2014 The Yale Department of Biostatistics is hiring.
06 October 2014 Updated: The graphical structure of respondent driven sampling.

Upcoming talks (older )

16 May 2015: I am giving a talk on social network reconstruction at the Computational Social Science Summit at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
15 June 2015: I am giving a talk in the session Statistical Methods in Molecular Evolution at the Statistical Society of Canada annual meeting in Halifax, NS.
06 July 2015: I am giving a talk on hidden network reconstruction from partial observation at FUSION in Washington, DC.

© Forrest W. Crawford 2015