The B.E.E.S. group believes in the motto "people do science". This means we put people first and believe that research advances best in an environment of support and encouragement. Meet the team below:
Dr. Vianey Leos Barajas (she/her/ella)
Dr. Jessica Lievesley
Dr. Jessica Lievesley is a postdoctoral fellow in the Eric & Wendy Schmidt AI in Science program at the University of Toronto. She develops cutting edge ML & AI approaches for monitoring of ecological systems.
Research Interests: AI, machine learning, ecology
Co-PI: Dak de Kerckhove
Robert is a fifth-year PhD student in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Research Interests: Bayesian computation, probability theory, extreme value theory, mathematical finance
Principal supervisor: Radu Craiu
Yovna is a first-year PhD student in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Research Interests: Bayesian inference, non-parametric and semi-parametric methods, spatio-temporal models, environmental & ecological statistics
Co-supervisor: Meredith Franklin
Arturo Esquivel Fuente
Arturo is a first-year PhD student in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Research Interests: Bayesian inference, spatio-temporal modeling, statistical computation, machine learning, applications in health, ecology and astronomy
Co-supervisors: Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Marco Gallegos Herrada
Marco is a first-year PhD student in Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Research Interests: Bayesian statistics, time series, Markov chain Monte Carlo, applied statistics, environmental & ecological statistics
Co-supervisor: Jeffrey Rosenthal
Project: Data Science for White Shark Conservation
Major: Biology (UBC)
Summer Undergraduate Data Science Research Program Participant
Winner of Best Talk at Resesarch Day
Project: Computational Tools for Exploring Multimodal Posterior Distributions
Major: Acturial Science
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient
Project: Modeling the interaction between behavior and thermoregulation in lizards
Major: Mathematics, Environmental Sciences
Internship through the Centre for Global Change Science
Project: Modeling Leopard Shark Aggregations Using Point Patterns and the Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation
Major: Statistical Sciences
Project: Modeling basketball movement data with hidden Markov models.
Major: Statistical Sciences, Computer Science
Recipient of SURA award by Department of Statistical Sciences.