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Douglas G Simpson

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Contact Information

165 CAB
605 E. Springfield Ave. #152CAB
Champaign, IL 61820
Director of External & Corporate Relations, Professor

Research Interests

Applied and computational statistics
Biostatistics and bioinformatics
Robust and semiparametric statistical methods
Functional data
Quantitative image analysis


PhD, Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
MS, Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983
BA, Mathematics, Carleton College, 1980

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Statistics
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Director, External and Corporate Relations, Statistics

Recent Publications

McFarlin, B. L., Villegas-Downs, M., Mohammadi, M., Han, A., Simpson, D. G., & O'Brien, W. D. (2024). Enhanced identification of women at risk for preterm birth via quantitative ultrasound: a prospective cohort study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM, 6(5), Article 101250.

Li, B., & Simpson, D. (2023). Reflections on the IDEA Forum—Statistics, Climate Change, and Sustainability. CHANCE, 36(1), 25-30.

McFarlin, B. L., Liu, Y., Villegas-Downs, M., Mohammadi, M., Simpson, D. G., Han, A., & O'Brien, W. D. (2023). Predicting Spontaneous Pre-term Birth Risk Is Improved When Quantitative Ultrasound Data Are Included With Historical Clinical Data. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 49(5), 1145-1152.

Park, Y., Han, K., & Simpson, D. G. (2023). Testing linear operator constraints in functional response regression with incomplete response functions. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 17(2), 3143-3180.

Park, Y., Chen, X., & Simpson, D. G. (2022). ROBUST INFERENCE FOR PARTIALLY OBSERVED FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE DATA. Statistica Sinica, 32(4), 2265-2293.

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