Alan Gelfand

Alan Gelfand

James B. Duke Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences

Primary Appointment



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.

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.

Wang, F, Wang, J, Gelfand, AE, and Li, F. "Disease Mapping With Generative Models." The American Statistician (October 30, 2017): 1-11.

Paci, L, Beamonte, MA, Gelfand, AE, Gargallo, P, and Salvador, M. "Analysis of residential property sales using space–time point patterns." Spatial Statistics 21 (August 2017): 149-165.

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)