Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Associate Professor
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-2028
Kidder Hall, Room 82


  • Ph.D. Statistics, Cornell University, 2004
  • M.S. Statistics, Cornell University, 2000
  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Oregon, 1990
  • B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oregon, 1986

Research Interests

  • Dependent discrete data
  • Abundance and occupancy models
  • Spatial statistics
  • Statistical computing and simulation
  • Ecological and environmental statistics

Selected Publications [for a full list, see personal webpage]

  • Brintz, B., Fuentes, C., and Madsen, L. (2018). An Asymptotic Approximation to the N-mixture Model for the Estimation of Disease Prevalence, Biometrics
  • Ossiander, M., Peszynska, M., Madsen, L. et al. (2017), “Estimation and simulation for geospatial porosity and permeability data,” Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 24(1), 109-130.
  • Fang, Y., Madsen, L., and Liu, L. (2014), “Comparison of Two Methods to Check Copula Fitting,” International Journal of Applied Mathematics, 44(1), 53-61.
  • Dail, D., and Madsen, L. (2013), “Estimating open population site occupancy from presence-absence data lacking the robust design,” Biometrics, 69(1), 146–156.
  • Madsen, L., and Birkes, D. (2013), “Simulating dependent discrete data,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 83(4), 677-691.

Instructional and Departmental Activities

  • ST 411/511   Methods of Data Analysis I
  • ST 412/512   Methods of Data Analysis II
  • ST 431/531   Sampling Methods
  • ST 441/541   Probability, Computing, and Simulation in Statistics
  • ST 553          Statistical Methods III

Professional Societies

  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • The International Environmetrics Society (TIES)