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Joshua French, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Location: AB1-4213
Phone: (303) 315-1709

Areas of Expertise:

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Statistics, Colorado State University, 2009
M.S., Statistics, Colorado State University, 2009
B.A., Mathematics, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2009


Dr. French is part of the statistics group in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, joining the department in 2009. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2003, an M.S. in Statistics from Colorado State University in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Colorado State University in 2009.

His main research interests are spatial statistics and extreme value theory with a focus on environmental and ecological application. He is currently working with government organizations to assess the uncertainty in climate-related spatial maps and predict future climate from previously observed data using using spatio-temporal statistical models.

Select Publications

French, J. P. "Confidence Regions for the Level Curves of a Gaussian Random Field." In preparation.

French, J.P. "Constructing Confidence Regions for Exceedance Locations of Spatio-Temporal Data." In preparation.

French, J. P. and Davis R. A. "The Asymptotic Distribution of the Maxima of Gaussian Random Fields." In preparation.

Courses Taught

MATH 2830: Introductory Statistics
MATH 4820/5320: Statistics
MATH 4830/5830: Applied Statistics