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.