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Mark van der Laan

Distinguished Professor of Statistics at the University of California, Berkely

Mark van der Laan's research interests include computational biology, survival analysis, censored data, semiparametric models and causal inference. Details about Mark's education, experience, and publications can be found in his CV. Mark came to UC Berkeley from the Netherlands' University of Utrecht, where he studied mathematics (1985-1990) and obtained his Ph.D. (1993). He completed his thesis, "Efficient and inefficient estimation in semiparametric models," under the guidance of Prof. Richard D. Gill. In 1994, Mark was a Neyman Visiting Professor in the Statistics Department at UC Berkeley. Subsequently, he accepted a tenure track position in the Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health at Berkeley, and became an Associate Professor in Biostatistics in July 1997. By July 2000, Mark was a Professor in Biostatistics and Statistics. Having taught introductory courses in Biostatistics for Public Health students, he currently teaches classes on censored data, survival analysis, causal inference, and statistical methods in genomics.

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