Luke Tierney

Luke Tierney
Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ralph E. Wareham Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, August 2002 - Present

Contact Information

Primary Office: 209 Schaeffer Hall (SH)
319-335-3386

Education

  • PhD in Operations Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 1980
  • MA in Operations Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, 1979
  • BA in Mathematical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 1977
  • MA in Mathematical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 1977

Areas of Research Interest

  • Bayesian Methods
  • Computing Environments for Statistics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Graphics

Selected Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  • International Statistical Institute
  • American Statistical Association
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • IEEE
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Statistical Computing and Graphics Award, Sections on Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics of the American Statistical Association, United States, 2019
  • Elected Member of ISI, 1994
  • Elected Member of Oper. Res. Soc. of Amer, 1992
  • Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship, 1992
  • Elected Fellow of ASA, 1991
  • Elected Fellow of IMS, 1988

Selected Publications

  • Tierney, L. (2017). Just In Time Compilation for R. Iowa City .
  • Tierney, L. (2017). Dynamic and Interactive Graphics in Lisp-Stat. pp. 134-140. Alexandria, VA: JSM Proceedings, Statistical Graphics Section: American Statistical Association.
  • Tierney, L. (2016). Improvements to Byte Code Compilation in R.
  • Tierney, L., Jarjour, R. (2015). proftools 0.99-0 package -- major update.
  • Tierney, L. (2014). Initial work on reference counting in R.
  • Tierney, L. (2014). Parallel Vectorized Math Functions in R.
  • Tierney, L. (2013). Large Vector Support for R.
  • Feng, D., Tierney, L. & Magnotta, V. (2012). MRI Tissue Classification using High Resolution Bayesian Hidden Markov Normal Mixture Models. J. A. S. A., 107, 102–129.
  • Tierney, L. (2011). Byte code compiler and virtual machine for R.
  • Feng, D., Tierney, L. (2011). mritc: A Package for MRI Tissue Classification. Journal of Statistical Software, 44(7).

Selected Presentations

  • Tierney, L. (2019, July) `Some Thoughts on Languages for Statistical Computing and Graphic. Invited Lecture presented at Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Biometric Society, Denver, Colorado.
  • Tierney, L. (2019, July) The R Bytecode Compiler and VM. Conference Presentation presented at Riot 2019, Toulouse, France.
  • Tierney, L. (2018, July) ALTREP: Alternate Representations of Basic R Objects. Invited Lecture presented at Directions in Statistical Computing, R Foundation, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Tierney, L. (2017, December) ALTREP: A framework to support alternate representations of basic R objects. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at Annual Meeting of the NZSA, New Zealand Statistical Association, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tierney, L. (2017, July) Dynamic and Interactive Graphics in Lisp-Stat. Invited Lecture presented at Joint Statistical Meetings, Iiowa City.
Last Modified Date: September 20, 2019