Published Works and About

Listed as Author (Most Recent First)

  • Liru H, Chapple A, Liao Z, Komaki R, Thall PF, Lin SH. (October 2016) Bayesian regression analyses of radiation modality effects on pericardial and pleural effusion and survival in esophageal cancer. Journal of Radiation Oncology. 121 (1). 70-74.

  • Concentration Variation of Silages Produced on Commercial Farms in the South-Central USA. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 2014;27(10):1436-1442. doi:10.5713/ajas.2014.14095.

Received Acknowledgement

  • Smolinsky, L., Lercher, A., & McDaniel, A. (2015). Testing theories of preferential attachment in random networks of citations. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. doi:10.1002/asi.23312.

Computer Programs:

  • SubTite – R program for subgroup specific dose selection in Phase I clinical trials with the possibility of combining subgroups.

  • BayesPieceIntensity – R program for fitting piecewise hazard models to time to event data when each event leads to some count variable intensity.

  • BayesPieceHazSelect- R program for Bayesian variable selection on covariates in a cox-like hazard with a piecewise exponential baseline hazard.

  • BayesPiecewiseICAR – R program for fitting a piecewise exponential model to survival data.

  • SimSCRPiecewise – R program with two simulation functions, both with piecewise hazards.

  • SCRSELECT – R programs for implementing the SVSS and DIC-Tau_g procedures from the paper:



I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics at Rice University, working with faculty at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center. My particular interests include: Clinical Trials, Bayesian Methods, Survival Analysis, Variable Selection, Categorical Data, Econometrics, and Teaching. I hope to improve on existing clinical trial methodology and use Bayesian methods for economic data to improve policy decisions.