# Luke Tierney

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Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

The University of Iowa

### Research Interests

Bayesian Inference, Approximate Bayesian Methods, Markov Chain Monte
Carlo, Statistical Computing, Computing Environments for Statistics,
Dynamic Graphics.

### Courses

### Some Recent Presentations

*Some Reflections on Dynamic Graphics for
Data Exploration*; Joint Statistical Meetings, Chicago, August
2016.

*Some Performance Improvements for the R
Engine*; University of Iowa, November 2015.

*Some Performance Improvements for the
R Engine*; DSC 2014, Brixen, Italy, June 2014.

*Some new developments for the R
engine*; Purdue Symposium, June 2012.

*Some possible directions for the R
engine*; UseR! 2010, Gaithersburgh, MD, July 2010.

*Code Analysis and Parallelizing Vector
Operations in R*; DSC 2007, Auckland, New Zealand, February
2007.

*R: An Overview and Some Current
Directions*; Korean Statistical Society, Seoul, Korea,
November 2006.

*Markov Chain Monte Carlo Using the
Ratio-of-Uniforms Transformation*;
IMS-ISBA MCMCSki 2005, Bormio, January 2005.

### Software

*R*
software projects;
the R byte code compiler

*xlispstat*
software projects

*E-Mail:*
luke-tierney@uiowa.edu

*Office:* 231 Schaeffer Hall

*Office Hours: *9:30-10:20 MWF

*Phone:* (319)335-3386

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

241 Schaeffer Hall

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242-1419

(319)335-0712

*Luke Tierney *

Last modified: Jan 16 2017 18:18 CST