Michael A. Newton

Dr. Newton does research in data science for basic and translational biomedicine. His contributions span applications in cancer biology, immunology, genomics, methodologies for high-dimensional biostatistical inference, and theory for computational statistics. His work has been especially focused on empirical Bayesian inference calculations. Dr. Newton leads an inclusive and cutting-edge research group, with Ph.D. graduates now in leading positions in academia and industry. His lab collaborates extensively with UW Madison investigators.

Dr. Newton's work has been recognized by a number of professional societies. He received the 2003 Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association, which honors an outstanding public health statistician under age 40. In 2004, Dr. Newton was named the Presidents' Award winner from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS), one of the profession's most prestigious awards. Dr. Newton is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and and elected member of the International Statistics Institute. At UW-Madison, Dr. Newton has been recognized as a Kellet Professor. He has served the scientific community in many capacities related to statistical methodology and collaborative interdisciplinary research. Dr. Newton is Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI). He has been serving as chair of BMI since October, 2019.




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