Michael R. Kosorok

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Michael R. Kosorok is currently Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kosorok received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics in 1991 from the University of Washington, and then served as faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics and Affiliate Professor of Pediatrics until 2006 when he moved to the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kosorok is a Fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an Associate Editor for the Annals of Statistics.

Dr. Kosorok has over 80 publications, including a book, Introduction to Empirical Processes and Semiparametric Inference, published by Springer-New York. He has advised over 20 Ph.D. students. His research interests include biostatistics, foundations of statistics, empirical processes, semiparametric inference, Monte Carlo methods, clinical trials, survival analysis, microarrays, statistical learning, reinforcement learning, personalized medicine, and the application of statistics to cancer and cystic fibrosis. His research in cystic fibrosis was instrumental in changing public policy so that routine newborn screening is now practiced in almost all 50 U.S. states.