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Robert Christian Foster

Robert Foster

Phone (505) 667-6055


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Statistics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Machine learning,
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Visualization


  • Empirical Bayesian statistics and empirical Bayesian analyses
  • Bayesian modeling and computation
  • Applications of statistics to the analysis of errors arising from computation


  • BS in Mathematics and Statistics, Oklahoma State University, 2007
  • MS in Statistics, Iowa State University, 2010
  • PhD in Statistics, Iowa State University, 2016

LANL Positions

  • Postdoc, CCS-6, Oct. 2016 - Current

Professional Societies

  • American Statistical Association