Spatio-temporal models, dynamical models, Bayesian hierarchical methods, deep learning, reinforcement learning, sports statistics, environmental and ecological statistics.
Fellow of the American Statistical Association
2003 ENVR Distinguished Achievement Award
2006 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences
2009 Distinguished Alumni Award, Iowa State University
2012 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award
2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award