Matthew Bognar

Matthew Bognar
Associate Professor of Instruction
PhD in Statistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 2002
MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 1994
BS in Mathematics with emphasis in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, United States, 1992
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Research Interests: 
Bayesian Statistics
Computational Statistics
Educational Software
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Parallel Computing
Programming Languages: C++, Java, R, OpenMP, Eigen, TNT, Boost, Blitz, Intel MKL, Objective C/C++, Flutter, Swift/SwiftUI
Spatial Statistics
Stochastic Differential Equations (SDE's)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction, CLAS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 2018 - 2020
  • Collegiate Teaching Award, CLAS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 2017 - 2018
  • Finalist for the Leonard J. Savage Thesis Award, International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Iowa Council on Teaching, Iowa City, Iowa, 2000
  • Allen T. Craig Award, University of Iowa, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Stramer, O., Shen, X. & Bognar, M. A. (2017). Bayesian inference for Heston-STAR models. Statistics and Computing, 27(2), 331-348. DOI: 10.1007/s11222-015-9625-y.
  • Stramer, O., Bognar, M. A. (2011). Bayesian inference for irreducible diffusion processes using the pseudo-marginal approach. Bayesian Analysis, 6(2), 231-258. DOI: 10.1214/11-ba608.
  • Stramer, O., Bognar, M. A. & Schneider, P. (2010). Bayesian inference for discretely sampled Markov processes with closed-form likelihood expansions. Journal of Financial Econometrics, 8(4), 450-480. DOI: 10.1093/jjfinec/nbp027.
  • Bognar, M. A. (2008). Bayesian modeling of continuously marked Gibbsian point processes. Computational Statistics, 23(3), 361-379. DOI: 10.1007/s00180-007-0073-9.
  • Bognar, M. A. (2006). On Bayesian inference for the K-function. Biometrical Journal, 48, 205-219. DOI: 10.1002/bimj.200410166.
  • Bognar, M. A. (2005). Bayesian inference for spatially inhomogeneous pairwise interacting point processes. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 49, 1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2004.04.008.
  • Bognar, M. A., Cowles, K. (2004). Bayesian inference for pairwise interacting point processes. Statistics and Computing, 14, 109--117. DOI: 10.1023/b:stco.0000021409.73461.b9.