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Dr. Ken Newman

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Research Interests

State-space models for ecological and population dynamics. Statistical ecology. Statistical sampling procedures. Bayesian hierarchical models.

Research Groups

Current and Recent PhD Students

Eddie Fung, University of Edinburgh (co-supervised by Professor Ruth King) Fannie Empacher, University of St Andrews (co-supervised by Professor Len Thomas) Elliot Addy, University of Edinburgh (co-supervised by Aretha Teckengtrup & Amy Wilson; with me as Industry Partner)

Recent Conference and Workshop Involvement

2019 National Centre for Statistical Ecology Workshop

Professional Activities

Member of International Biometrics Society (IBS) and British Irish Region (BIR) of IBS. Member of BIR committee.

Education Background

PhD Statistics, University of Washington, 1993; MS Statistics, Oregon State University, 1983; MS Forest Resource Management, Oregon State University, 1979; BS Natural Resources, Ohio State University, 1977

Previous Employment

My work experience includes academia, government, NGOs, and private industry: 18+ years in academia (Reader at University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics--since 2018; Senior Lecturer at University of St Andrews; and Assistant then Associate Professor at University of Idaho), 11 years in US federal government (Mathematical Statistician in US Fish & Wildlife Service, 5 years for a NGO (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission). And about 2 years of field data collection with Private Industry and US Forest Service.

United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Mathematical Statistician: September 2006 - December 2017; University of St Andrews, School of Mathematics & Statistics and Centre for Environmental and Ecological Research, Senior Lecturer: September 2003-June 2006; University of Idaho, Division of Statistics, Associate Professor: September 1993 - June 2003; Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Washington State, Manager Quantitative Services: February 1984 - August 1988.