George Luta

Georgetown University
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Dr. George Luta is a Professor of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics at Georgetown University. He served as a NISS postdoc from 2006 to 2007.

Prior to working with NISS, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a NISS postdoc, he undertook an extensive background study on effect sizes for the National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, he worked on a research project to measure electrocardiogram QT intervals for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Finally, he collaborated with Michael Last on a research project titled “Pooled ANOVA” that was published in 2008 in “Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.”

Through his professorship, he is collaborating in the area of cancer control and prevention with researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He credits his ability to be a successful collaborator to his experiences at NISS.

Time at NISS

I really enjoyed being part of an interdisciplinary team… Team-based research makes the statistician an equal player at the table and recognizes the intellectual contributions above and beyond his/her statistical expertise.”

See also the article about Dr. Luta that was published in AMSTAT News, September 1, 2013, "Post-doctoral Positions: A Path from Graduate School to Career".

His methodological research work includes the development of statistical methods for flow cytometry data, adaptive two-stage designs with treatment selection, maximum agreement prediction, and measures of health disparities. His honorary appointments include being a Visiting (Adjunct) Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The Parker Institute (Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Denmark).

Technical Reports

  • A Tale of Two Matrix Factorizations (2013) -

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