## Ian Johnston Curriculum Vitae
Department of Mathematics and Statistics I am a fifth year PhD student in the Statistics program at Boston University. Before joining BU in the fall of 2010, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a minor in Japanese from Drexel University. Since then, I have also earned a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Boston University. ## Teaching ExperienceAs an Instructor: - MA 113 - Elementary Statistics [Sections B1 & B2], Summer 2014
- MA 214 - Applied Statistics, Spring 2013
- MA 123 - Calculus I, Summer 2011
As a Teaching Fellow - MA 214 - Applied Statistics [Lab], Spring 2015
- MA 214 - Applied Statistics, Fall 2014
- MA 113 - Elementary Statistics, Spring 2014
- MA 113 - Elementary Statistics, Fall 2012
- MA 214 - Applied Statistics, Spring 2012
- MA 213 - Basic Statistics and Probability, Fall 2011
- MA 226 - Differential Equations, Spring 2011
- MA 582 - Mathematical Statistics, Spring 2011
- MA 121 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I, Fall 2010
- MA 123 - Calculus I, Fall 2010
## Publications
- Block-Wise Auto-Regressive Modeling of Latent Genotypes for GWAS.
*In Preparation*. - Assessing the Computational Efficiency of a Spatial Boost Model for Quantitative Trait GWAS.
*Accepted by Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics*. - Hierarchical Gene-Proximity Models for Genome-Wide Association Studies.
*Under Revision*. [arXiv] - A Bayesian Hierarchical Gene Model on Latent Genotypes for Genome-Wide Association Studies. [Full Text].
## Research Experience## GraduateHierarchical Bayesian Models for Genome-Wide Association Studies - My PhD research focused on applying Bayesian statistics to a variable selection problem in genetics called GWAS. During my time at BU, I visited Japan as an NSF EAPSI Fellow, collaborated with Japanese and Australian researchers to develop a hierarchical Bayesian model for GWAS, analyzed 300,000 genetic markers in 3,500 individuals using
*R*and identified a new candidate region for rheumatoid arthritis.
International Association of Statistical Computing Data Competition - A team of classmates and I worked together on a poster for a competition hosted by the International Association for Statistical Computing.
We analyzed the effect of the Kyoto Protocol on reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and used a parametric bootstrap approach to impute missing observations in a longitudinal data set covering 193 countries over 20 years using
*R*.
## UndergraduateSeamless Texture Maps for 3D Models - I worked under the supervision of Dr. Ko Nishino at Drexel University on a project in
*C++*to automate the process of building a seamless texture map for a 3D model from a set of range image data and corresponding high resolution density images.
## SoftwareJMP Addin - In 2011 I wrote several JMP scripts to help teach probability and statistics to undergraduate students.
- In 2009 I programmed a quiz game in Microsoft Excel using Visual Basic to help students like myself memorize Japanese vocabulary.
## Personal
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