MM, Music Composition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999; Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1991; MS, Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1991; MS, Statistics, Brigham Young University, 1988; BM, Music Composition, Brigham Young University, 1988
Biostatistics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Precision Medicine
Michael R. Kosorok, Ph.D., is W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.
His research expertise is in biostatistics, data science, machine learning and precision medicine, and he has written a major text on the theoretical foundations of these and related areas in biostatistics, Kosorok, 2008, Springer, as well as co-edited, with Erica E. M. Moodie, 2016, ASA-SIAM, a research monograph on dynamic treatment regimes and precision medicine.
He also has expertise in the application of biostatistics and data science to human health research, including cancer and cystic fibrosis. In particular, he is the contact principal investigator on an NCI program project grant, P01 CA142538, which focuses on statistical methods for novel cancer clinical trials in precision medicine, including biomarker discovery and dynamic treatment regimes. He has pioneered machine learning and data mining tools for these and related areas.