Dr. Kenneth R. Hess
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Biostatistics
My research concerns the application of biostatistical methods to problems in cancer research identified through my collaborations with clinical investigators and basic scientists. In recent years this work has principally followed two main themes: (1) predictive data mining particularly using data from gene expression microarrays; and (2) survival analysis including the application of kernel smoothing to the estimation of the density and hazard functions from right censored data. I also have long standing interests in the design and analysis of prognostic factor studies and the design and analysis of cancer clinical trials.
Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Office: MDA FCT4.6028 (Unit 1411)
Ph.D. - The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston - 1992