Baruch College, CUNY

I’m an assistant professor in statistics at Baruch College (Zicklin, CUNY). I got a PhD in statistical science at Duke under the supervision of Jim Berger. Most of the research I’ve done is related to Bayesian hypothesis testing and model selection, but I’m also interested in other things, such as design of experiments or foundations of statistical science.

My email address is `victor.pena@baruch.cuny.edu`

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- Peña, V. & Berger, J. O. Restricted type II maximum likelihood priors on regression coefficients.
- Mulder, J., Berger, J. O., Peña, V., & Bayarri, M. J. On the Ubiquity of Information Inconsistency with Conjugate Priors.
- Peña, V. & Berger, J. O. A note on recent criticisms to Birnbaum’s theorem.
- Barrientos, A. F. & Peña, V. Bayesian Bootstraps for massive datasets.
*To appear in Bayesian Analysis*. - Berger, J.O., Garcia-Donato, G., Martinez-Beneito, M.A, & Peña, V. Bayesian variable selection in high dimensional problems without assumptions on prior model probabilities.
- Banks, D. & Peña, V. (2017). Discussion of “Dissecting Multiple Imputation from a Multi-phase Inference Perspective: What Happens when God’s, Imputer’s, and Analyst’s Models are Uncongenial?.”
*Statistica Sinica, 27(4), 1554-1559.* - Jauch, M. & Peña, V. (2016). Bayesian optimization with shape constraints.
*NIPS Workshop on Bayesian Optimization.* - Attolini, C. S. O., Peña, V., & Rossell, D. (2015). Designing alternative splicing RNA-seq studies. Beyond generic guidelines.
*Bioinformatics, 31(22), 3631-3637.*

- Crteria for Bayesian hypothesis testing in two-sample problems @ UConn and NESS, 2019.
- Default and informative priors for 2-level designs. @ OBayes 2017, Austin.
- Bayesian optimization with shape constraints @ UPF Internal Statistics Seminar, Jan 2017.
- In defense of the likelihood principle @ ISBA 2016.
- Empirical Bayes model uncertainty: introduction and a new prior @ ISBIS 2016.

- At Baruch
- STA2000: Business statistics I (Fall 18).
- STA9750: Basic software tools for data analysis (Spring 19, Fall 18).

- At Duke
- A&S101: Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning (Summer Term II, 2017, 2018).
- STA 111: Probability & Statistical Inference (Summer Term II, 2015).