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Hi! I am a PhD student in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University since Fall 2014. I work with David Dunson and Galen Reeves, my PhD advisors, on new methods and theory for scalable Bayesian computation. Additionally, I collaborate with Duke clinicians on the analysis of medical records.

I got my my BSc with a focus on Mathematics and Computer Science in 2014 from University College Roosevelt, a small liberal arts college in the Netherlands. There, I was a research intern as part of the Sirius Program for Excellence in Dutch Higher Education and spent a semester abroad studying Mathematics at the Australian National University. I received my MSc in Statistical Science from Duke in Spring 2016.


You can contact me via email at Also, feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile. My office is room 114 in the Old Chemistry building on Duke’s West Campus.

My departmental postal address is:
Willem van den Boom
Department of Statistical Science
Box 90251
Durham, NC  27708-0251