Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Associate Professor
Joint Appointment: 
Adjunct Professor College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-3587
Office: 
Weniger Hall, Room 217

Education

  • Ph.D. Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2011
  • M.S. Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2008
  • M.S. Statistics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2003
  • B.S. Mathematics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2001

Research Interests

  • Clustering and classification problems
  • Post-selection inference
  • Bayesian methods
  • Applied statistics

Selected Publications

  • León-Novelo, L., Fuentes, C., and Emerson, S. C. (2017), “Marginal Likelihood Estimation of Negative Binomial Parameters with Applications to RNA-Seq Data,” Biostatistics, doi: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxx006.
  • De la Cruz, R., Fuentes, C., Meza, C., Lee, D. J., and Arribas-Gil, A. (2017), “Predicting Pregnancy Outcomes Using Longitudinal Information: A P-Splines Mixed-Effects Model Approach,” Statistics in Medicine, 36 (13), pp. 2120-2134.
  • Taylor-Rodriguez, D., Womack, A. J., Fuentes, C., and Bliznyuk, N. (2016), “Intrinsic Bayesian Analysis for Occupancy Models,” Bayesian Analysis, doi:10.1214/16-BA1014.
  • Gopal, V., Fuentes, C., and Casella, G. (2012), “bayesclust: An R package for Testing and Searching for Significant Clusters,” Journal of Statistical Software, 47 (14), pp. 1-21.
  • Fuentes, C., and Casella, G. (2009), “Testing for the Existence of Clusters” (with discussions), Statistics and Operations Research Transactions (SORT), 33 (2), pp. 115-158.

Instructional and Departmental Activities

  • ST 651 Linear Model Theory I (Winter 2014, 2016)
  • ST 652 Linear Model Theory II (Spring 2016)
  • ST 562 Theory of Statistics II (Winter 2015, 2017)
  • ST 552 Statistical Methods II (Winter 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • ST 443/543 Applied Stochastic Models (Spring 2017)
  • ST 422/522 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II (Winter 2017)
  • ST 412/512 Methods of Data Analysis II (Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017; Winter 2016)
  • ST 314 Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Professional Societies

  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
    • President of the Oregon Chapter 2016-2017
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  • International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  • Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society (WNAR)