In January 1999, the Program in Spatial Statistics and
Environmental Statistics (SSES) was established in the
Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University.
It has a focus on teaching, research, and collaboration.
In teaching, the SSES Program offers courses in
Spatial Statistics (at the MS and PhD levels) and
Environmental Statistics (at the MS level) through the
Department of Statistics.
In research, the SSES Program has emphasized the
development of statistical methodology in computational
aspects of spatial and spatio-temporal statistics. The
methodology has been applied in areas of "big science,"
such as remote sensing of the earth on a global scale,
regional climate modeling in space and time, and
Bayesian statistical exposure modeling from sources
to biomarkers. Other
research areas include spatial command and control,
disease mapping, medical imaging, ice-stream
dynamics, and air quality.
In science collaboration, investigators in the SSES
Program work with scientists and engineers at The
Ohio State University and elsewhere
on problems that are of an
environmental or spatial nature. The Program also organizes
seminar series with campus-wide appeal in the areas of
environmental and spatial science.
Dr. Cressie is Director of the SSES Program.