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 Bayesian model selection and averaging, objective Bayes, 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.