Jack O'Brien
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bowdoin College
Searles Science Center 202
8600 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
telephone: 207-844-4703

My research focuses on applications of statistics to genetics and ecology. I work largely with mixture models -- finite mixtures, Dirichlet processes, hidden Markov models -- to help scientists understand how species distributions change in time and space according to covariates. As a specialized application of this, I analyze the structure of genetic mixture within isolates of Plasmodium falciparum, the cause of most severe malaria, as part of the PF3K consortium.

Here are some recent papers/preprints:
My computer code is available on my Github site.

A relatively recent copy of my CV is available here. Other academic stuff: my Google Scholar profile and my ResearchGate profile.

Last modified: April 7, 2016