Welcome to my site! My name is Chris Franck, and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech. I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University in 2010 under the direction of Jason Osborne. My research focuses in two areas: Bayesian model selection and averaging and spatial statistics. Much of my work has a specific emphasis in health applications and behavioral economics.
From 2010-2016, I was the assistant director of LISA, the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (Previously at Virginia Tech, now at University of Colorado Boulder). In this role I worked on a large variety of research projects spanning medical, psychological, bioinformatic, biomechanical, and other areas. In 2016, I converted to an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech.
Background photograph of the VT Drillfield by Betty Higginbotham.