Alan Gelfand

Alan Gelfand

James B. Duke Professor of Statistics and Decision Sciences

Primary Appointment



Leininger, TJ, and Gelfand, AE. "Bayesian Inference and Model Assessment for Spatial Point Patterns Using Posterior Predictive Samples." Bayesian Analysis 12, no. 1 (March 2017): 1-30.
Paci, L, Gelfand, AE, Beamonte, MA, Rodrigues, M, and PĂ©rez-Cabello, F. "Space-time modeling for post-fire vegetation recovery." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 31, no. 1 (January 2017): 171-183.
Mastrantonio, G, Gelfand, AE, and Jona Lasinio, G. "The wrapped skew Gaussian process for analyzing spatio-temporal data." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30, no. 8 (December 2016): 2231-2242.
Gelfand, AE, and Schliep, EM. "Spatial statistics and Gaussian processes: A beautiful marriage." Spatial Statistics 18 (November 2016): 86-104.
Datta, A, Banerjee, S, Finley, AO, and Gelfand, AE. "On nearest-neighbor Gaussian process models for massive spatial data." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics 8, no. 5 (September 2016): 162-171.


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)