A short and incomplete list.
was the best boss I'll ever have. I took two of his classes as an
undergraduate that I wasn't entirely ready for and he was patient and
encouraging, and he took a huge chance on me when he hired me at ANL. He
has been a huge influence on my academic interests and on how I approach
problems in general. If he hadn't given me such a huge opportunity and
been so supportive throughout, I probably would not have become a
scientist at all. I really can't say enough about what he's done for me
and how grateful I am.
has been incredibly generous with his time and thoughts. I have done a lot
of exploring in the Rutgers PhD program and Professor Chen has
consistently been patient and supportive beyond what anybody could
taught me basically everything I know about spectral domain
representations of stochastic processes, and was incredibly supportive and
generous with her time when I started at ANL.
's introductory real analysis class was my first serious exposure to the
subject, and the two quarters that I had with him really cemented my love
Was _incredibly_ helpful as I tried to work with the Doppler LIDAR data for
the "Flexible nonstationary..." paper. Taking that data and the relevant
physical properties of the process seriously would have been effectively
impossible without her help. It's hard to overstate how helpful and
informative my conversations with her were.
's introductory course (STAT 244) made me change my undergraduate plans
and try to take statistics seriously. Despite me being pretty annoying,
he's also been consistently patient, helpful, and supportive for over five
years now. He has been incredibly influential on my interests and
taught my favorite course that I took as an undergraduate---complex
analysis---and has been incredibly generous with her time as I've asked
her to write way too many recommendation letters for me.
Is my partner and my best friend. She painted the portrait displayed above
and copyedits all of my boring papers. I couldn't imagine life without
The entire spatial statistics community has been incredibly warm and welcoming.