Alan Gelfand

Alan Gelfand

James B. Duke Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences

Primary Appointment



Wang, F, Bhattacharya, A, and Gelfand, AE. "Rejoinder on: Process modeling for slope and aspect with application to elevation data maps." Test 27, no. 4 (December 1, 2018): 783-786.

Ahn, S, Chertkov, M, Gelfand, AE, Park, S, and Shin, J. "Maximum weight matching using odd-sized cycles: Max-product belief propagation and half-integrality." March 1, 2018.

Schliep, EM, Gelfand, AE, and Holland, DM. "Alternating Gaussian Process Modulated Renewal Processes for Modeling Threshold Exceedances and Durations." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment : Research Journal 32, no. 2 (February 2018): 401-417.

Wang, F, Wang, J, Gelfand, A, and Li, F. "Accommodating the ecological fallacy in disease mapping in the absence of individual exposures." Statistics in Medicine 36, no. 30 (December 2017): 4930-4942.

White, P, Gelfand, A, and Utlaut, T. "Prediction and model comparison for areal unit data." Spatial Statistics 22 (November 2017): 89-106.

Recent Grants


STA 944: Spatial Statistics (STA 944: Spatial Statistics)
STA 493: Research Independent Study (STA 493: Research Independent Study)
MATH 342D: Statistics (MATH 342D: Statistics)
STA 250D: Statistics (STA 250D: Statistics)

Contact Information

223A Old Chem Bldg
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90251
Durham, NC 27708-0251


Ph.D., Stanford University (1969)
M.S., Stanford University (1967)
B.S., City College of New York (1965)