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Dr Beatrix Jones

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 3.03, IIMS
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Statistical inference for highly multivariate data.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Mathematical Sciences (010000): Statistics (010400)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3
Team Member 1 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Optimising cognitive function: the role of dietary and lifestyle patterns

The New Zealand population is ageing, with 21% of the population expected to be over 65 years by 2031. Age related cognitive decline is one of the most serious health issues faced as the world’s population ages. The preservation of optimal cognitive function for as long as possible is critical in ensuring successful ageing. The role of dietary and lifestyle factors are increasingly recognised in preventing cognitive decline. However, most studies have focussed on single nutrients (eg. omega 3) and foods (eg. fish). This has several limitations as people do not consume foods and nutrients in isolation but as combinations of foods and nutrients. In contrast, ‘dietary patterns’ (a relatively new approach to assessing dietary intake) capture the overall food matrix and complexity of the diet. Dietary patterns have been linked with a range of health outcomes, and more recently cognitive function in research from overseas. Few studies however have considered dietary patterns in the context of genetics and other lifestyle factors (eg. physical activity). Dietary patterns differ between countries therefore it is critical to gain an understanding of older New Zealander’s dietary patterns and their impact on cognition and metabolic health in the context of genetic and lifestyle factors.
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Date Range: 2017 - 2020

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Completed Projects

Project Title: Moving genes in genome structure and memory

We can now sequence entire genomes within days. Moreover, it is possible to synthesize a genome and insert it into donor cells to form 'synthetic' organisms. Despite these advances we have little understanding of the inter-relationships between genome structure and function. This is exemplified by our awareness that yeast cells have a position-based genetic memory, yet we remain unsure how this system relates to overall yeast genome structure. Our objective is to use Baker's and fission yeast to investigate this inter-relationship and answer fundamental questions about the formation and inheritance of genome structure. We will integrate cutting-edge molecular and microscopic techniques to determine genome structure in synchronized yeast strains containing loci whose positions have been artificially constrained. Moreover, mutations within the fission yeast cell cycle and RNAi pathways will be used to resolve how chromatin organization is inherited. Our unique approach will shift the conceptual framework within which we consider three-dimensional genome structure and gene regulation. This will impact on a wide range of endeavours including our ability to predict how genetic modifications affect genome function in biotechnological and therapeutic applications. New Zealand will benefit through the development and repatriation of novel molecular, microscopic, bioinformatic and biophysical techniques.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2013

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Liao, S., Vickers, MH., Taylor, RS., Jones, B., Fraser, M., McCowan, LME., . . . Perry, JK. (2017). Maternal serum IGF-1, IGFBP-1 and 3, and placental growth hormone at 20 weeks’ gestation in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertension. 10, 149-154
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Wells, SJ., Ji, W., Gleeson, D., Jones, B., & Dale, J. (2017). Population social structure facilitates indirect fitness benefits from extra-pair mating. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 5(MAR)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dale, J., Ji, W., Jones, M.
Beck, KL., Jones, B., Ullah, I., McNaughton, SA., Haslett, SJ., & Stonehouse, W. (2017). Associations between dietary patterns, socio-demographic factors and anthropometric measurements in adult New Zealanders: an analysis of data from the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey. European Journal of Nutrition. , 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Jones, M.
Liao, S., Vickers, MH., Taylor, RS., Jones, B., Fraser, M., McCowan, LME., . . . Perry, JK. (2016). Human placental growth hormone is increased in maternal serum at 20 weeks of gestation in pregnancies with large-for-gestational-age babies. Growth Factors. 34(5-6), 203-209
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Boyle, VT., Thorstensen, EB., Mourath, D., Jones, MB., McCowan, LME., Kenny, LC., . . . Baker, PN. (2016). The relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in early pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in a large, prospective cohort. British Journal of Nutrition. 116(8), 1409-1415
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
de Seymour, J., Chia, A., Colega, M., Jones, B., McKenzie, E., Shirong, C., . . . Chong, MFF. (2016). Maternal dietary patterns and gestational diabetes mellitus in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort: The GUSTO study. Nutrients. 8(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Conlon, C., Jones, M.
Doynova, MD., Berretta, A., Jones, MB., Jasoni, CL., Vickers, MH., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2016). Interactions between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA in mammalian cells are non-random. Mitochondrion. 30, 187-196
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Ullah, I., & Jones, MB. (2015). Regularized manova for high dimensional data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics. 57(3), 377-389
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Thomas, MM., Sulek, K., McKenzie, EJ., Jones, MB., Han, T., Villas-Boas, SG., . . . Baker, PN. (2015). Metabolite profile of cervicovaginal fluids from early pregnancy is not predictive of preterm birth. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 16(11), 27741-27748 Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Wells, SJ., Ji, W., Dale, J., Jones, B., & Gleeson, D. (2015). Male size predicts extrapair paternity in a socially monogamous bird with extreme sexual size dimorphism. Behavioral Ecology. 26(1), 200-206
[Journal article]Authored by: Dale, J., Ji, W., Jones, M.
Kruger, R., Shultz, SP., McNaughton, SA., Russell, AP., Firestone, RT., George, L., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2015). Predictors and risks of body fat profiles in young New Zealand European, Māori and Pacific women: study protocol for the women’s EXPLORE study. SpringerPlus. 4(1), 1-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Breier, B., Conlon, C., Firestone, R., Jones, M., Kruger, R., Shultz, S., Von Hurst, P.
Fitch, AM., Jones, MB., & Massam, H. (2014). The performance of covariance selection methods that consider decomposable models only. Bayesian Analysis. 9(3), 659-684
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Grand, RS., Pichugina, T., Gehlen, LR., Jones, MB., Tsai, P., Allison, JR., . . . O'Sullivan, JM. (2014). Chromosome conformation maps in fission yeast reveal cell cycle dependent sub nuclear structure. Nucleic acids research. 42(20), 12585-12599
[Journal article]Authored by: Allison, J., Jones, M.
Beck, KL., Conlon, CA., Kruger, R., Heath, ALM., Matthys, C., Coad, J., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2014). Blood donation, being asian, and a history of iron deficiency are stronger predictors of iron deficiency than dietary patterns in premenopausal women. BioMed Research International. 2014
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Coad, J., Conlon, C., Jones, M., Kruger, R.
Gammon, CS., Minihane, AM., Kruger, R., Conlon, CA., Von Hurst, PR., Jones, B., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2014). TaqIB polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene influences lipid responses to the consumption of kiwifruit in hypercholesterolaemic men. British Journal of Nutrition. 111(6), 1077-1084
[Journal article]Authored by: Conlon, C., Gammon, C., Jones, M., Kruger, R., Von Hurst, P.
Gammon, CS., Minihane, AM., Kruger, R., Conlon, CA., von Hurst, PR., Jones, MB., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2013). TaqIB polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene influences lipid responses to the consumption of kiwifruit in hypercholesterolaemic men.. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science. 111(6), 1077-1084
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Gammon, CS., Kruger, R., Conlon, CA., von Hurst, PR., Jones, B., & Stonehouse, W. (2014). Inflammatory status modulates plasma lipid and inflammatory marker responses to kiwifruit consumption in hypercholesterolaemic men. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 24(1), 91-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Conlon, C., Gammon, C., Jones, M., Kruger, R., Von Hurst, P.
Cagliero, C., Grand, RS., Jones, MB., Jin, DJ., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2013). Genome conformation capture reveals that the Escherichia coli chromosome is organized by replication and transcription. Nucleic Acids Research. 41(12), 6058-6071
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Gehlen, LR., Gruenert, G., Jones, MB., Rodley, CD., Langowski, J., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2012). Chromosome positioning and the clustering of functionally related loci in yeast is driven by chromosomal interactions.. Nucleus (Austin, Tex.). 3(4), 370-383
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Fitch, AM., & Jones, MB. (2012). The cost of using decomposable Gaussian graphical models for computational convenience. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 56(8), 2430-2441 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167947312000400?via=ihub
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Beck, KL., Kruger, R., Conlon, CA., Heath, ALM., Coad, J., Matthys, C., . . . Stonehouse, W. (2012). The Relative Validity and Reproducibility of an Iron Food Frequency Questionnaire for Identifying Iron-Related Dietary Patterns in Young Women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(8), 1177-1187
[Journal article]Authored by: Beck, K., Coad, J., Conlon, C., Jones, M., Kruger, R.
Gehlen, LR., Gruenert, G., Jones, MB., Rodley, CD., Langowski, J., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2012). Chromosome positioning and the clustering of functionally related loci in yeast is driven by chromosomal interactions. Nucleus (United States). 3(4), 13
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Rodley, CDM., Grand, RS., Gehlen, LR., Greyling, G., Jones, MB., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2012). Mitochondrial-nuclear DNA interactions contribute to the regulation of nuclear transcript levels as part of the inter-organelle communication system. PLoS ONE. 7(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Stockin, KA., Law, RJ., Roe, WD., Meynier, L., Martinez, E., Duignan, PJ., . . . Jones, B. (2010). PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in Hector's (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) and Maui's (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) dolphins. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 60(6), 834-842
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M., Meynier, L., Roe, W., Stockin, K.
Rodley, CDM., Bertels, F., Jones, B., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2009). Global identification of yeast chromosome interactions using Genome conformation capture. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 46(11), 879-886
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., Walsh, D., Werner, L., & Fiumera, A. (2009). Using blocks of linked single nucleotide polymorphisms as highly polymorphic genetic markers for parentage analysis. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9(2), 487-497
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
O'Sullivan, JM., Sontam, DM., Grierson, R., & Jones, B. (2009). Repeated elements coordinate the spatial organization of the yeast genome. Yeast. 26(2), 125-138
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Fitch, AM., & Jones, MB. (2009). Shortest path analysis using partial correlations for classifying gene functions from gene expression data. Bioinformatics. 25(1), 42-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., Grossman, GD., Walsh, DCI., Porter, BA., Avise, JC., & Fiumera, AC. (2007). Estimating differential reproductive success from nests of related individuals, with application to a study of the mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi. Genetics. 176(4), 2427-2439
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, BB., Carvalho, C., Dobra, A., Hans, C., Carter, C., & West, M. (2005). Experiments in stochastic computation for high-dimensional graphical models. Statistical Science. 20(4), 388-400
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Rich, JN., Hans, C., Jones, B., Iversen, ES., McLendon, RE., Rasheed, BA., . . . West, M. (2005). Gene expression profiling and genetic markers in glioblastoma survival. Cancer Research. 65, 4051-4058
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., & West, M. (2005). Covariance decomposition in undirected Gaussian graphical models. Biometrika. 92(4), 779-786
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Dobra, A., Hans, C., Jones, B., Nevins, JR., Yao, G., & West, M. (2004). Sparse graphical models for exploring gene expression data. Journal of Multivariate Analysis. 90, 196-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., & Clark, AG. (2003). Bayesian sperm competition estimates. Genetics. 163, 1193-1199
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003). Maximum likelihood inference for seed and pollen dispersal distributions. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 8(2), 1-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003). Balancing population size and genetic information in parentage analysis studies. Biometrics. 59(3), 694-700
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.
McGhee, GC., Schnabel, EL., Maxson Stein, K., Jones, B., Stromberg, VK., Lacy, GH., . . . Jones, AL. (2002). Relatedness of chromosomal and plasmid DNAs of Erwinia pyrifoliae and Erwinia amylovora. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68(12), 6182-6192
[Journal article]Authored by: Jones, M.

Creative Work

Jones, MB. (2007). NEST: Software for estimating age group differences in mating success..
[Software / Code]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., Carvalho, C., Dobra, A., Hans, C., Carter, C., & West, M. (2004). Gaussian graphical models software. Duke University, Durham, NC: Duke University
[Software / Code]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002). SCARE: Sperm competition and remating estimates. Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University
[Software / Code]Authored by: Jones, M.

Thesis

Jones, BB. (2000). Likelihood inference for parametric models of dispersal. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Washington)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Jones, M.

Report

Jones, B., Carvalho, C., Dobra, A., Hans, C., Carter, C., & West, M.(2004). Experiments in stochastic computation for high-dimensional graphical models. Research Triangle Park, NC: Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute
[Technical Report]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003). EBLUP small area estimation for red snapper bycatch. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., & Clark, A.(2001). A hierarchical approach to modeling sperm fitness. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics
[Technical Report]Authored by: Jones, M.

Conference

Boyle, VT., Thorstensen, EB., Mourath, D., Jones, MB., McCowan, LME., Kenny, LC., . . . Baker, PN.The Relationship Between Vitamin D Status and Pregnancy Outcomes. REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES. (pp. 277A - 277A). 1933-7191.
[Conference]Authored by: Jones, M.
Pawley, MDM., Smith, ANH., Jones, MBJ., & Ullah, I. (2014, November). Detecting outliers in big data. Presented at Joint Conference of the NZ Statistical Association and Operations Research Society of NZ. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M., Pawley, M., Smith, A.
Rodley, CDM., Bertels, F., Jones, B., & O'Sullivan, JM.(2009, June). Standing at the cross-roads: the global identification of yeast chromosome interactions using genome conformation capture. CHROMOSOME RESEARCH. 17 (4)(pp. 536 - 537). 0967-3849.
[Conference]Authored by: Jones, M.
Rodley, C., Bertels, F., Jones, MB., & O'Sullivan, JM. (2009, June). Standing at the cross-roads: The global identification of yeast chromosome interactions using genome conformation capture. Presented at 17th International Chromosome Conference. Boone, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2009, June). Parentage analysis for nest structured data. Presented at Thompson Symposium. Washington, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2009, June). Statistical methods for genome conformation capture data. Presented at The Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society / Institute of Mathematical Statistics (WNAR-IMS) Meeting. Portland, Oregon, OR.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB., & Fiumera, AC. (2008, November). Blocks of linked SNPs for Parentage Analysis. Presented at New Zealand Molecular Ecology Meeting. Lake Okatania, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Fitch, AM., & Jones, MB. (2008, September). Graphical lasso and shortest path analysis with gene expression data. Presented at New Zealand Statistical Association. Hamilton, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2008). Bayesian parentage analysis using multiple imputation. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Statistics Association Meeting(pp. 22). : University of Waikato
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2008, July). Bayesian parentage analysis using multiple imputation. Presented at 9th International Society of Bayesian Analysis Conference. Hamilton Island, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2008). Experiences fitting Gaussian graphical models to microarray data using the lasso. Poster session presented at the meeting of High Dimensional Statistics in Biology. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2007, June). Using paths through graphical models to dissect pairwise relationships. Presented at Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society (WNAR)/ Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Annual Meeting. University of California, Irvine, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB., & Walsh, DC. (2006, July). Parentage analysis for nest structured data. Presented at Australian Statistical Conference / New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB. (2006, August). Model-based correlations: A tool for revealing interactions in microarray data. Presented at 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). Seattle, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Fitch, AM., & Jones, MB. (2006, July). A comparison of methods to represent interactions in microarray data. Presented at Australian Statistical Conference / New Zealand Statistical Association Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2005, December). Bayesian inference for brood structured data. Presented at 8th Annual New Zealand Molecular Ecology Meeting. YMCA Wainui Park, Wainui, Canterbury, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B., & West, M. (2005, March). Covariance decomposition for Gaussian graphical models. Presented at 14th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics. Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2005, June). Fitting and interpreting sparse Gaussian graphical models. Presented at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Planning Workshop: Random Graphs and Stochastic Computation. Research Triangle Park, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2004, September). Modeling microarray data with Gaussian graphical models. Presented at International Conference on Bioinformatics 2004. Aotea Centre, Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, BB. (2004, December). Parentage analysis in brood structured data: Statistical challenges. Presented at 7th New Zealand Molecular Ecology Conference. Pohangina, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003, June). MCMC and stochastic search approaches in Gaussian graphical models. Presented at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Challenges in Stochastic Computation Closing Workshop. Research Triangle Park, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003, August). Balancing population size and genetic information in parentage analysis studies. Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings 2003 - Statistics: A bridge to discovery and knowledge. San Francisco, CA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, September). MCMC in parentage analysis. Presented at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute: Challenges in Stochastic Computation: Program of Research Presentations. Research Triangle Park, NC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, August). Parentage analysis: Strategies for modeling and computation. Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2002: Statistics in an Era of Technological Change. New York, NY.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2001). A hierarchical approach to modeling sperm fitness in insects. Poster session presented at the meeting of Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics Workshop 6. Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, PA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Jones, M.

Other

Jones, MB., & Print, C. (2011, August). Extracting knowledge from graphical models of microarray data. In New Zealand Statistical Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, M. (2011). Challenges in Gaussian graphical models. Presented at Michigan, USA.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, M. (2010). Experiences fitting graphical models with the graphical lasso. Presented at University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, MB., & Walsh, DC. (2007, June). What to do when the mean is meaningless. In Auckland Mathematics Association Term Two Get Together. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2005, February). Covariance decomposition for Gaussian graphical models: a new tool for exploring gene expression data. : Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2005, July). Fitting and interpreting sparse Gaussian graphical models for high dimensional data. : University of Waikato, Department of Statistics Seminars.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2005, August). Fitting and interpreting sparse Gaussian graphical models for high dimensional data. : University of Auckland, Department of Statistics Seminars.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2003, June). A statisticians view of parentage analysis. : Department of Biology, Duke University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, March). Using genetic marker data to look at mating and dispersal patterns: Inference when nuisance parameters live in a large, discrete space. : Old Dominion University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, March). Using genetic marker data to look at mating and dispersal patterns: Inference when nuisance parameters live in a large, discrete space. : College of William & Mary, Mathematics Department Colloqium.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, February). Using genetic marker data to look at mating and dispersal patterns: Inference where nuisance parameters live in a large, discrete space. : University of North Carolina, Department of Biostatistics Seminar.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2002, May). Statistical methods for using genetic marker data to infer mating and dispersal patterns. : Institute of Statistics & Decision Sciences, Duke University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2000, January). Maximum likelihood estimation for parametric dispersal models. : Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics Spring 2000 Colloquia.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.
Jones, B. (2000, February). Maximum likelihood estimation for seed and pollen dispersal parameters. : Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Simon Fraser University.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, M.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Amir Bashir - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sparse summaries of complex covariance structures

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Insha Ullah - Doctor of Philosophy
    Contributions to high-dimensional data analysis: some applications of regularized covariance matrices
  • 2012 - Anne Fitch - Doctor of Philosophy
    Computationally tractable fitting of graphical models: the cost and benefits of decomposable Bayesian and penalized likelihood approaches

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