Champaign, IL 61820
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.
robust prediction methods
maximum likelihood estimation
exponential family theory
generalized linear models
I am very interested in developing useful statistical methodology for practitioners in a variety of scientific and industrial fields. I am particularly interested in the tradeoffs between robustness and efficiency in estimation.
I am interested in a wide variety of disciplines within Statistics. These include, but are not limited to, maximum likelihood estimation, exponential family theory, generalized linear models, model averaging, envelope methodology, conformal prediction, causal inference, bootstrap techniques, and multivariate statistics.
UIUC Statistics graduate students are encouraged to reach out to me if you are looking for research opportunities. I currently have several methodological and programming projects in evolutionary biology, variance reduction for estimation of vector-valued parameters, post shock prediction, and baseball.
PhD Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2017
BS Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009
Cheng, S., Eck, D. J., & Crawford, F. W. (2020). Estimating the size of a hidden finite set: Large-sample behavior of estimators. Statistics Surveys, 14, 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-SS127
Eck, D. J., Geyer, C. J., & Cook, R. D. (2020). Combining envelope methodology and aster models for variance reduction in life history analyses. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 205, 283-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspi.2019.08.002
Eck, D. J., Cook, R. D., Nachtsheim, C. J., & Albrecht, T. A. (2019). Multivariate Design of Experiments for Engineering Dimensional Analysis. Technometrics, 62(1), 6-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/00401706.2019.1585294
Eck, D. J. (2018). Bootstrapping for multivariate linear regression models. Statistics and Probability Letters, 134, 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spl.2017.11.001
Kohler, R. J., Arnold, S. A., Eck, D. J., Thomson, C. B., Hunt, M. A., & Pluhar, G. E. (2018). Incidence of and risk factors for major complications or death in dogs undergoing cytoreductive surgery for treatment of suspected primary intracranial masses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 253(12), 1594-1603. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.12.1594