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Erin Conlon
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lederle Graduate Research Tower 1436
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 5450622
Fax: (413) 5451801
Email: conlon _at_ math.umass.edu
http://www.math.umass.edu/~conlon
Education and Professional History
 Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics, Harvard University, 20012003
 Visiting Scholar, Functional Genomics, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), University of California, Los Angeles, Fall 2000
 Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, 19992001
 Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1999
 M.S. Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1996

B.S. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research and Collaborators
Publications
 Data Science, Big Data and Analytics: I am currently developing Bayesian statistical methods for data science, big data and analytics, with the following researchers:
Alexey Miroshnikov
Zheng Wei
 Statistical Methods in Genomics and Bioinformatics: My research interests also include gene expression and DNA sequence
analysis, Bayesian models for the analysis of genomic data
and comparative genomics.
My current work focuses on the organisms Geobacter,
Prochlorococcus marinus, and Bacillus subtilis.
Biological collaborations involve the labs of the following researchers:
Derek Lovley
Jeffrey Blanchard
Jeffrey Townsend
Richard Losick
Software
parallelMCMCcombine:
An R package for Bayesian methods for big data and analytics
Motif Regressor:
Regulatory motif discovery using gene expression information
Bayesian MetaAnalysis of Microarray Data
Teaching
Spring 2017: on sabbatical
Stat 697B: Bayesian Statistics, Fall 2017
