Students of Michael D. Larsen

PhD Students

  1. Jennifer C. Huckett, Synthetic data methods for disclosure limitation, (Iowa State, 2008), Battelle (2008-2013). U.S. Census Bureau Dissertation Fellowship. 2007- 2008.
  2. Minhui Paik, Fractional Imputation, (Iowa State, summer 2009), Employment: Department of Mathematics, U Toledo (2009-present).
  3. Lu Lu, Variance estimation and model selection in complex surveys (Iowa State, spring 2009), LANL, post doc (2009-2011). Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Southern Florida, 2011-2013. IMS Laha student travel award 2007.
  4. Cherie J. Kientoff (Alf), Development of weighted model fit indexes for structural equation models using multiple imputation, (Iowa State, 2011). Employment: Nielsen (2011-present). ASA SRMS student travel award 2008.
  5. Wanjie Sun, Methods for a Longitudinal Quantitative Outcome With a Multivariate Gaussian Mixture Distribution Multi-dimensionally Censored by Therapeutic Intervention (GWU, 2012 w/ J. Lachin). Employment: FDA, 2013-present.
  6. Siyu Qing, Statistics (GWU, 2011- 2014), "Longitudinal Weight Calibration with Estimated Control Totals for Cross Sectional Survey Data: Theory and Application". ASA SRMS student travel award 2013. Employment: Ernst and Young, 2014-present.
  7. Junchi Guo, Statistics (GWU, 2012- ). "Social Network Analysis" Anticiaped 2016. Internship at Sprint Analytics (2013). Proposal passed 2014.
  8. Brian Dumbacher, Statistics (GWU, 2013- ). "Small area estimation in a survey of governments". U.S. Census Bureau. Anticipated 2016. Proposal passed 2014.
  9. Yuan Li, Statistics (GWU, 2013 -). "Improved estimationn and evaluation of rotation schemes in the Current Population Survey". Anticipated 2016. Proposal to be presented in 2015.


  • 2009 - 2015 May: 10 PhD committees at GWU.
  • 2003-2009: 20 PhD committees at Iowa State
  • 2003-2009: 24 MS committees at Iowa State

Master's Degree Students

  1. Marcela Alfaro, MS Statistics, ISU, summer 2009. ``Comparison of Prior Distributions in Hierarchical Models.''
  2. Kyle Hewitt, MS Statistics, ISU, spring 2009. ``Calibration Estimation applied to Iowa School Survey Data''
  3. Kari Kraemer, MS Statistics, ISU, fall 2008. ``The Effect of Technology on Student Achievement in Iowa Public Schools.''
  4. Katy Campbell, MS Statistics, ISU, summer 2007. ``A comparison of survey mode on response rates and responses in a work-habit study of ISU students.'' Employed by Nielsen Media Consulting, Connectiv.
  5. Jun Liu, MS Statistics, ISU, summer 2007. ``Discrimination on record of police activity to distinguish different types of behavior: A study of a discrimination and clustering procedure.'' PhD physics.
  6. Jianhua Zhu, MS Statistics, ISU, spring 2006. ``Evaluating the income effect of a contract farming program: Evidence from China.'' Employed in Kansas City. PhD Economics.
  7. Lu Lu, MS Statistics, ISU, fall 2005. ``Variance estimation in a survey for the School Board of the State of Iowa.'' PhD statistics at ISU. Postdoc at LANL. Ding Ding Lu, MS Statistics, ISU, anticipated %fall 2005 (PhD Computer Science). ``Modeling of mutual fund %returns.'' PHD CS at ISU. -->
  8. Paul Buzinec, MS Statistics, ISU, summer 2005. ``The three-card method with generalizations for sensitive survey topics.'' Employment as a Research Analyst position at Ingenix, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, Minnesota.
  9. Liza Nirelli, MS Statistics, ISU, summer 2005. ``Comparison of methods for handling missing data in a collegiate survey of tobacco use.'' SAS: teaching consultant (2005-). Lead Statistician, U. of Idaho Social Science Research Unit (2014).
  10. Ian Asplund, MS Statistics, ISU, spring 2005. ``Regression models for predicting rainfall soil erosion.'' Employment with insurance company EMC in Des Moines, Iowa.
  11. Juan Liu, MS Statistics, ISU, fall 2004. ``Factors affecting clustering of multivariate binary data.'' Employment at Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
  12. Meilin Qian Song, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, summer 2003. ``Estimation of causal effects via propensity score methods.'' Employed at Johns Hopkins University.
  13. Enrique Basurto, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, summer 2003. ``Applied multivariate methods: Principal components and factor analysis.'' Employed in Mexico.
  14. Hyo Duk Shin, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, winter 2003. ``Comparison of hierarchical Bayesian models for estimating prevalence and test accuracy in the absence of a gold standard.'' Attending PhD program at Stanford University.
  15. Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, winter 2003. ``Small area estimation of proportions.'' Employment at Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
  16. Byung Cho Kim, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, spring 2002. ``A Bayesian errors-in-variables regression model via Gibbs sampling.'' Beginning fall 2002 attending Carnegie Mellon for PhD in Management Information Science.
  17. Ding Cai Cao, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, winter 2002. ``Models for paired comparison and ranking data with stimulus and observer covariates.'' Simultaneously completing a PhD in Psychology at The University of Chicago.
  18. Jong Chool Park, MS Statistics, The University of Chicago, summer 2001. ``Bayesian analysis of mixtures applied to maternal smoking and gestation.'' PhD Accounting, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006, faculty member at RPI.