Murali Haran pronunciation

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Penn State University
Office : 421D Thomas           Mail : 326 Thomas Building, University Park, PA 16802.
Phone: 814-863-8126           email: m(followed by my last name all in lower case)

B.S. Computer Science (with minors in statistics, mathematics and film), Carnegie Mellon University, 1997.
M.S., Ph.D. Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2003.
Postdoctoral fellow, NISS (courtesy appointment at Duke University) (2003--2004).
New Research Fellow, SAMSI (2009--2010).
Visiting Associate Professor (sabbatical, 2011--2012) Department of Statistics, University of Washington.

Primary Research Interests
  • Statistical computing, primarily Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms
  • Models for spatial data: Gaussian random field models, Bayesian hierarchical models
  • Complex computer models/computer experiments: statistical emulation and calibration
  • Cross-disciplinary research in environmental sciences: climate science, disease modeling, ecology
For more on my research, Ph.D. students etc. please see background and research.

Selected Papers (link to longer list of publications and google scholar references ) and cv

SMAC (Stochastic Modeling and Computing) Seminar Series

STATS UNDERGRADS: information on scheduling appointments, undergrad program etc. (If you do not hear back from me, please email me again. I occasionally lose track of emails because ).


Other Roles
  • Co-Editor: Bayesian Analysis (2016--2018)
  • Associate editor: The American Statistician . (Past) associate editor Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics (2010--2015); Biometrics (2009--2011); Bayesian Analysis (2010--2015)
  • Schreyer Honors College adviser for Statistics and Honors College thesis adviser
  • Chair of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Risk Analysis 2013-2014
  • Treasurer for the International Society for Bayesian Analysis ( ISBA ) 2014--2016
  • Climate Science Related Roles:
    • Co-leader for Uncertainty Quantification Group in the NSF network SCRiM (Sustainable Climate Risk Management), multi-institution network with Penn State as the hub
    • PI on NSF-CDSE grant Statistical Methods for Ice Sheet Projections using Large Non-Gaussian Space-time Data Sets and Complex Computer Models, 7/01/2014--6/30/2017.
    • Director of the Penn State Node of the NSF research network STATMOS , Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
    • Member of the ASA Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy 2009--2014
    • Co-Director of CLIMA Center for Climate Risk Management at Penn State.
  • (Past) Chair of the Penn State Statistics Undergraduate Program: 2012--2016
  • I co-organized the Workshop on Environmetrics (ENVR 2012) at North Carolina State University from October 4-6, 2012.

Everything Else: NON-ACADEMIC