Simon Vandekar

Director of Graduate Recruitment
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Office Address
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1100
Room / Suite
Room 1136
(615) 875-2325

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania

Research interests include: effect sizes, semiparametric (robust) inference, psychiatry, psychology, neuroimaging, immunofluorescence imaging

About Me

My work develops statistical inference methods and software that can be used for scientific insight in medical imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging and multiplexed immunofluorescence imaging. In collaborative research, I utilize statistical tools such as generalized additive models, latent variable models, multilevel models, semiparametric methods, estimating equations, and machine learning. My statistical research focuses on robust inference procedures for high-dimensional imaging data using semiparametric methods. Lately, I am particularly interested in the use of robust effect sizes based in semiparametric theory and replicability in medical imaging.