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Daniel J Eck

Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.

Research Interests

sports analytics, history, evolutionary biology, economics

Research Description

I am mainly interested in methods development motivated by scientific or social scientific collaborations. I am interested in a wide variety of topics within Statistics.

UIUC Statistics graduate students are encouraged to reach out to me if you are looking for research opportunities. I currently have several projects in sports analytics, history, evolutionary biology, and economics.


PhD Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2017
BS Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009

Courses Taught

STAT 430 - Baseball Analytics

STAT 528 - Advanced Regression Analysis II

STAT 385 - Statistics Programming Methods

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Statistics

Recent Publications

Eck, D. J. (2023). General model-free weighted envelope estimation. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 17(1), 519-547.

Richardson, L. K., Beck, J., Eck, D. J., Shaw, R., & Wagenius, S. (2023). Fire effects on plant reproductive fitness vary among individuals, reflecting pollination-dependent mechanisms. American journal of botany, 110(4), Article e16160.

Eck, D. J., Morozova, O., & Crawford, F. W. (2022). Randomization for the susceptibility effect of an infectious disease intervention. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 85(4), Article 37.

May, G., Shaw, R. G., Geyer, C. J., & Eck, D. J. (2022). Do Interactions among Microbial Symbionts Cause Selection for Greater Pathogen Virulence? American Naturalist, 199(2), 252-265.

Eck, D. J., & Geyer, C. J. (2021). Computationally efficient likelihood inference in exponential families when the maximum likelihood estimator does not exist. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 15(1), 2105-2156.

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