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About us

Indiana Laboratory of Biostatistical Analysis of Large Data with Structure (IL-BALDS) is a group working on brain imaging, wearable computing, functional data analysis, and semiparametric regression. Our goals are to develop novel statistical methods and apply them in exciting medical fields including mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), studies of addiction, neurodegeneration, and sexual health among others.

The group was founded by Dr. Jaroslaw Harezlak, who is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University based in Bloomington, IN, USA. After graduating from Harvard University and two years of post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health, he joined Indiana University where he has been since 2007. He has held visiting appointments at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and the University of Sydney, Australia. Currently, he also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, has co-authored over 130 journal articles, and is an author of the book “Semiparametric Regression with R” with co-authors David Ruppert and Matt Wand.