Jim Booth
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Professor James Booth
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 1172 Comstock Hall
Phone: (607) 254-6505
Email: jim.booth@cornell.edu


I am currently Chair of the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. I came to Cornell in 2003 as a visitor to the Department of Operations Research and Information Engineering, and was hired in BSCB the following year. From 1987 to 2003 I was a faculty member in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. My research has covered a range of statistical topics including the bootstrap and Monte Carlo methods, clustering, exact inference, mixed models, generalized linear models, applications of the saddlepoint and Laplace approximations and model fitting algoritms. More recently I have focused on the development of statistical methods for analyzing modern biological data. Since coming to Cornell I have taught the Statistical Methods II course for graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines, Theory of Linear and Generalized Linear Models primarily for Ph.D. students in the Department of Statistical Sciences, and special topics courses on Categorical Data Analysis, Likelihood and Bayesian Statistical Methods and Applied Linear Statistical Models. As a faculty member in BSCB I am also actively involved in the Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit which provides free advice on statistical issues to faculty and students at Cornell.
Jim Booth
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