Mark A. Wolters
Research faculty (青年研究人员)
Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences
22nd floor, Guanghua Tower East
220 Handan Road
Thank you for visiting. Here you will find links and information related to my research, as well as any other content of a technical nature that others might find interesting or useful.
My research interests are in the area of computational statistics. Much of my past work has involved the development of heuristic optimization algorithms for difficult constrained optimization problems in statistics and data analysis. More recently I have been working with probabilistic graphical models for binary data. I plan to keep building my capacity in statistical software development and high performance computing. I also have a background in engineering so I’m interested in applications to the physical and applied sciences. When I quit my engineering job to do grad studies in statistics, the term “data scientist” didn’t really exist. Whatever it means now, I’m pretty sure that’s what I wanted to be.
If you’re curious about anything you see here, feel free to email me.
scdensityhas just been released on CRAN. It allows you to easily obtain kernel density estimates that satisfy certain shape requirements. For example you can get an estimate that must have only one mode, or, for extra smoothness, one that has two inflection points. You can see a little more on the code page.
Note: I’ve had intermittent issues with getting math to render on the page when accessed in China. Apologies to any visitors who might have the same problem. It’s likely a connectivity issue with mathjax.org due to the nature of internet access over here…