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Michelle
Nixon
PhD

Assistant Research Professor
E386 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-3960
Education
Penn State University, PhD in Statistics and Social Data Analytics, 2020
Penn State University, B.S. in Statistics and Economics, 2015
Research Interests

I am interested in all of applied statistics! I like to tackle meaningful problems in biomedical and social science data, and I also like to work in areas related to data sharing, including data privacy and other methods for reproducible research.

Statistical Data Privacy

  • Synthetic data
  • Developing privacy methods for complicated data (spatial, longitudinal, zero-inflated, etc.)
  • Privacy-preserving statistical inference
  • Deploying privacy methods and user education
  • Ethics of privacy

Statistical methods

  • Statistical methods for zero-inflated data
  • Analysis of sequence count data (e.g. microbiome data)
  • Distributed data techniques
  • Data reduction
  • Natural language processing
  • Time series