Dr. Jie Chen is University Statistician at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has published extensively on scan statistics, applied probability, and Bayesian spatial models. She has also served as a statistical consultant on numerous collaborative projects in both the natural and social sciences. She is also a Director in Research Design and Analysis Core for the UMass Boston/Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership Program, funded by the National Institute of Health. She received the B.S. from Beijing University in 1986 and the Ph.D. in statistics from University of Connecticut in 1998.
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