Erin Conlon

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lederle Graduate Research Tower 1436
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545-0622
Fax: (413) 545-1801
Email: conlon _at_ math.umass.edu

Education and Professional History

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics, Harvard University, 2001-2003
  • 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, 1999-2001
  • Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • M.S. Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research and Collaborators

  • 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


parallelMCMCcombine: An R package for Bayesian methods for big data and analytics

Motif Regressor: Regulatory motif discovery using gene expression information

Bayesian Meta-Analysis of Microarray Data


Spring 2017: on sabbatical

Stat 697B: Bayesian Statistics, Fall 2017