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James O. Berger, Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistics


James O. Berger

Contact Info:
Office Location:  221 Old Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-4531
Email Address: send me a message
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Ph.D.Cornell University1974
M.A.Cornell University1973
B.A.Cornell University1971
A.B.Cornell University1971


Bayesian Statistics

Research Interests: Decision Theory, Foundations and Modeling, Computer Models


Algorithms • Clinical Trials as Topic • Individualized Medicine • Models, Statistical • Patient Selection • Research Design • Treatment Outcome

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)
  • James H. Albert  

Postdocs Mentored
  • German Molina (2005/01-present)  

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Gu, M; Wang, X; Berger, JO, ROBUST GAUSSIAN STOCHASTIC PROCESS EMULATION, The Annals of Statistics, vol. 46 no. 6 (December, 2018), pp. 3069-3097, INST MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS [doi]
  2. Benjamin, DJ; Berger, JO; Johannesson, M; Nosek, BA; Wagenmakers, E-J; Berk, R; Bollen, KA; Brembs, B; Brown, L; Camerer, C; Cesarini, D; Chambers, CD; Clyde, M; Cook, TD; De Boeck, P; Dienes, Z; Dreber, A; Easwaran, K; Efferson, C; Fehr, E; Fidler, F; Field, AP; Forster, M; George, EI; Gonzalez, R; Goodman, S; Green, E; Green, DP; Greenwald, AG; Hadfield, JD; Hedges, LV; Held, L; Hua Ho, T; Hoijtink, H; Hruschka, DJ; Imai, K; Imbens, G; Ioannidis, JPA; Jeon, M; Jones, JH; Kirchler, M; Laibson, D; List, J; Little, R; Lupia, A; Machery, E; Maxwell, SE; McCarthy, M; Moore, DA; Morgan, SL; Munafó, M; Nakagawa, S; Nyhan, B; Parker, TH; Pericchi, L; Perugini, M; Rouder, J; Rousseau, J; Savalei, V; Schönbrodt, FD; Sellke, T; Sinclair, B; Tingley, D; Van Zandt, T; Vazire, S; Watts, DJ; Winship, C; Wolpert, RL; Xie, Y; Young, C; Zinman, J; Johnson, VE, Redefine statistical significance, Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 2 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 6-10 [doi]
  3. Gu, M; Berger, JO, Parallel partial Gaussian process emulation for computer models with massive output, The Annals of Applied Statistics, vol. 10 no. 3 (September, 2016), pp. 1317-1347 [doi]
  4. Bayarri, MJ; Benjamin, DJ; Berger, JO; Sellke, TM, Rejection odds and rejection ratios: A proposal for statistical practice in testing hypotheses, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, vol. 72 (June, 2016), pp. 90-103 [doi]
  5. Wang, X; Berger, JO, Estimating Shape Constrained Functions Using Gaussian Processes, Siam/Asa Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, vol. 4 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 1-25 [doi]