"Luke Tierney, was one of seven University of Iowa faculty members named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2021. AAAS is the world’s largest general-scientific society and publisher of the journal Science."
Luke Tierney, Ralph E. Wareham Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, was selected “for groundbreaking contributions to theory and methods in support of Bayesian statistics and for foundational and sustained developments in statistical computing.”
Tierney’s research focuses on two aspects of computational methods and tools to support statistical analysis. The first area involves developing computational methods, based on approximations and simulation methods, for carrying out a method of statistical inference called Bayesian data analysis. The second involves designing, developing, and maintaining computing environments for statistics and data science. After working with a computer-programming language called LISP, Tierney joined a team working on developing a programming language called “R,” which is widely used in the fields of statistics and data science as well as in many areas of application.
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