Sandra Milena Hurtado Rua, PhD, MS
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Mathematics
 Office: RT 1510
 Phone: 216-523-7324
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1510, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Statistics, University of Connecticut, 2011
M.S., Mathematics, Northern Illinois University, 2006
Brief Bio:
My training is in the field of statistics, specifically in the area of Bayesian statistics with an emphasis on biostatistics applications. I completed my  Ph.D. at the University  of Connecticut under the supervision of Dr. Dipak Dey. My thesis topic was "A New Class of  Bayesian Survival Models and Beyond."

I previously completed an M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in Engineering from the National University of Colombia.

I was a postdoctoral associate from 2011 - 2014 in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University where I did consulting as well as methodological research related to biological and clinical applications.
Research Interests:
My primary research interest is in the development and application of Bayesian statistical
methods to biological and clinical studies. My methodological research interests include
Bayesian hierarchical models, cure rate models, meta-analysis, missing data, ranking techniques, simulation, spatial statistics, statistical methods for imaging and survival analysis. The clinical applications I have worked on include hematology, oncology and radiology (general radiology, imaging cardiology, neuro-imaging).
Teaching Areas:
Statistics, Biostatistics
Professional Affiliations:
2006-Present. Member, American Statistical Association.
2006-Present. Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
2010-Present. Member, International Society of Bayesian Analysis.
2007-Present. Member, INFORMS/ APS.