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Assistant Professor of Statistical Science, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Information Initiative at Duke, and the Social Science Research Institute

beka at stat.duke.edu
216 Old Chemistry
(919) 684-4210
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My research interests are in computationally scalable approaches to social science applications, where I focus on recovering high-dimensional objects from degraded data and determining how to recover the underlying structure. Methods used for this are entity resolution, small area estimation, locality sensitive hashing, and privacy-preserving record linkage as applied to medical studies, fmri studies, human rights violations, and estimation of poverty rates in hard-to-reach domains.