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Alejandro Antonio Jara Vallejos

Associate Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Bayesian nonparametric statistics; Statistical Computing; Hierarchical modelling

Educación

  •  Science (Mathematics), KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (KUL). Bélgica, 2008
  •  Statistics, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2003

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Mathematics

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Mathematics

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2014

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

    Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Concepción, Chile

    2008 - 2010

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Universidad de Concepción

    Concepción, Chile

    2008 - 2010

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - 2014

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


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Undergraduate
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- Guzman, A. 2003. Correlated genetic response of USA Holstein Bulls in the Provinces of Bio-Bio and Malleco (Chile) (Spanish). D.V.M., Universidad Mayor.
- Edelman, E. 2005. E ects of misclassi cation errors on the evaluation of risk factors in epidemiological studies (Spanish). D.V.M., Universidad Mayor.
- Rodrguez, M. 2005. Spatio-temporal analysis of risk of rabies in bats of Chile (Spanish). D.V.M., Universidad Mayor.

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Master
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- Barrera, Camilo. 2012. A dependent Bayesian nonparameteric extension of the two-parameter logistic model. M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Fernández, Tamara. 2013. adaptMH: Adaptive Metropolis in R. M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Maureira, Esteban. 2017. A class of finite random probability measures with given mean and variance. MSc in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Ossa, Felipe. 2016. Nonparametric conditional density estimation for bounded responses and predictors using multivariate Bernstein polynomials. M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Pichara, Carolina. 2010. Empirical evaluation of the power of Bayesian nonparametric methods for detecting departures of the in nitesimal model (Spanish). M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Salinas, José. 2012. Bayesian nonparametric estimation of the limiting availability (Spanish). M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Vehrhahn, Claudia. 2010. A comparison of Adaptive Metropolis-Hastings algorithms (Spanish). M.Sc. in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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PhD
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- Barrientos, Andrés. 2012. (with Fernando Quintana). Theory and Applications of Dependent Nonparametric Bayesian Models for Bounded and Unbounded Responses. PhD in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Iturriaga, Andrés. 2016. Some Contributions to the Bayesian Statistical Analysis of Data Supported on Riemannian Manifolds. PhD in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.
- Vehrhahn, Claudia. 2016. (with A.F. Barrientos). Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Single and Related Probability Measures Supported on Compact Spaces. PhD in Statistics, Ponti cia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Best abstract in Animal Breeding and Genetics

    SOCIEDAD CHILENA DE PRODUCCION ANIMAL

    Chile, 2000

    Abstract: Jara, A., N. Barra and V. Martnez. Strategies of genetic improvement: A simulation study on harvest weight in Coho Salmon (Spanish). XXV Annual Meeting SOCHIPA. October, 2000, Puerto Natales, Chile.

  •   Leonard J. Savage award

    The International Society for Bayesian Analysis

    Estados Unidos, 2008

    Winner of the 2008 Leonard J. Savage award of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) for outstanding doctoral dissertation in the category "Applied Methodology".

  •   John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award

    American Statistical Association

    Chile, 2008

    Winner of the 2008 John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award of the ASA Statistical Computing and Graphics Sections. R package: "DPpackage - Bayesian nonparametric and semiparametric analysis".

  •   Selected Student paper

    The International Society for Bayesian Analysis

    Estados Unidos, 2004

    Selected Student paper for 30-minute oral presentation at ISBA 2004 meeting. Paper: "Linear mixed models with skew-elliptical distributions: A Bayesian approach".

  •   Invited Speaker

    Neural Information Processing Systems

    Chile, 2009

    Invited speaker for the Workshop on Bayesian nonparametrics associated with the NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) meeting, December 12, 2009, Whistler, Canada.

  •   Invited Speaker, 8th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics

    The International Society for Bayesian Analysis

    Estados Unidos, 2011

    Invited speaker for the 8th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics, June 26 - 30, 2011, Veracruz, Mexico.

  •   Invited speaker, 9th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics

    The International Society for Bayesian Analysis

    Estados Unidos, 2011

    Invited speaker for the 9th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics, June 10 - 14, 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  •   Invited speaker, 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling

    Statistical Modelling Society

    Holanda, 2014

    Invited speaker for the 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, July 14 - 18, 2014, Gottingen, Germany.

  •   Invited speaker, 11th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics

    The International Society for Bayesian Analysis

    Estados Unidos, 2017

    Invited speaker for the 11th Conference on Bayesian nonparametrics, June 26 - 30, 2017, Paris, France.


 

Article (43)

Fully Nonparametric Regression for Bounded Data Using Dependent Bernstein Polynomials
Posterior convergence rate of a class of Dirichlet process mixture model for compositional data
Theory and computations for the Dirichlet process and related models: An overview
A flexible AFT model for misclassified clustered interval-censored data
A short tutorial on Bayesian Nonparametrics
Bayesian density estimation for compositional data using random Bernstein polynomials
MODELING COUNTY LEVEL BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL DATA USING A COVARIATE-ADJUSTED FRAILTY PROPORTIONAL HAZARDS MODEL
Contributed discussion on article by Finegold and Drton: Comment by Alejandro Jara
A Time Series Model for Responses on the Unit Interval
Bayesian Nonparametric ROC Regression Modeling
A Bayesian Semiparametric Temporally-Stratified Proportional Hazards Model with Spatial Frailties
BM-BC: a Bayesian method of base calling for Solexa sequence data
Modeling of Multivariate Monotone Disease Processes in the Presence of Misclassification
On the Support of MacEachern's Dependent Dirichlet Processes and Extensions
A class of mixtures of dependent tail-free processes
DPpackage: Bayesian Semi- and Nonparametric Modeling in R
On the Bayesian Nonparametric Generalization of IRT-Type Models
Oral hygiene and gingival health in Flemish pre-school children
The Polya Tree Sampler: Toward Efficient and Automatic Independent Metropolis-Hastings Proposals
BAYESIAN SEMIPARAMETRIC INFERENCE FOR MULTIVARIATE DOUBLY-INTERVAL-CENSORED DATA
Correcting for misclassification for a monotone disease process with an application in dental research
Long-term blinded placebo-controlled study of SNT-MC17/idebenone in the dystrophin deficient mdx mouse: cardiac protection and improved exercise performance
Robustifying Generalized Linear Mixed Models Using a New Class of Mixtures of Multivariate Polya Trees
Linear mixed models with skew-elliptical distributions: A Bayesian approach
Parametric Nonparametric Statistics: An Introduction to Mixtures of Finite Polya Trees
Parental smoking behavior and caries experience in preschool children
A Dirichlet process mixture model for the analysis of correlated binary responses
Applied Bayesian non- and semi-parametric inference using DPpackage
Caries patterns in primary dentition in 3-, 5- and 7-year-old children: Spatial correlation and preventive consequences
CINRG pilot trial of oxatomide in steroid-na?ve Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Conditional independence of multivariate binary data with an application in caries research
Gastric cancer is related to early Helicobacter pylori infection in a high-prevalence country
Variables associated with longitudinally registered plaque accumulation in a cohort of Flemish schoolchildren
Analyzing the emergence times of permanent teeth: an example of modeling the covariance matrix with interval-censored data
Calidad de las espirometrías en un estudio epidemiológico de terreno: Factores determinantes de la necesidad de repetir el examen en el estudio Platino-Chile
Respuesta a la selección para producción láctea de toros Holstein de Estados Unidos en las provincias de Bío-Bío y Malleco, Chile
Genetic parameters and trends in the Chilean multibreed dairy cattle population
Population-Based Prevalence and Age Distribution of Human Papillomavirus Among Women in Santiago, Chile
Selection response of US holstein AI bulls for milk production in Chile and Argentina
Estimación de la interacción genético ambiental y de la heterogeneidad de varianzas en características de producción lactea de vacas lecheras
Estimation of segregation variance for birth weight in beef cattle
Relaciones entre el recuento de células somáticas, producción y componentes lacteos en vacas lecheras de la X región (Chile)
Métodos Bayesianos en mejoramiento genético animal

BookSection (4)

Bayesian nonparametric approaches for ROC curve inference
Fully nonparametric regression modelling of misclassified censored time-to-event data
Surviving fully Bayesian nonparametric regression models
The Bayesian approach

BookWhole (1)

Bayesian Nonparametric Data Analysis

Proyecto (7)

Bayesian nonparametric approaches for complex data: Theory and applications
Millennium Nucleus Center for the Discovery of Structures in Complex Data
Bayesian nonparametric methods for related probability distributions: New developments and applications
Indoor scene and object recognition by a mobile robot using visual grammars and machine learning techniques
Bayesian nonparametric methods for marginal and conditional density estimation: New developments and applications
Bayesian methods for marginal and conditional density estimation: Comparison of existing methods and new developments
Impact of genotype by environmental interaction on selection response for milk production in USA, chilean and argentinean Holstein
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Alejandro Jara

Associate Professor

Statistics

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

8
Fernando Quintana

Professor

Statistics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

7
Maria Jose Garcia

Profesor Asistente Adjunto

Estadistica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Andrés Barrientos

Assistant Professor

Statistics

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Estados Unidos

2
Paul Harris

Full Professor

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
paula margozzini

Académico investigador y profesor Asistente

Salud Pública

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Ximena Aguilera

Full Professor; Director Centro de Epidemiología y Políticas de Salud /Center of Epidemiology and Health Policy

Centro de Epidemiología y Políticas de Salud (CEPS)/ Center of Epidemiology and Health Policy/Centro de Epidemiología y Políticas de Salud (CEPS)

Universidad del Desarrollo

Santiago, Chile

1
Ernesto San Martin

Profesor asociado

Estadística

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE MATEMÁTICAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudia Gonzalez

Associate Professor and Resarcher

Faculty of Medicine

Universidad del Desarrollo

Santiago, Chile

1
Carolina Serrano

Profesor Asistente Adjunto

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudia Wehrhahn

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Statistics

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Estados Unidos

1
Ricardo Verdugo

Asistant Professor

Facultad de Medicina

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Héctor Venegas

Profesor Titular asociado al Centro

Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Chile

1
fresia ferreccio

Full Professor, Director PhD Epidemiolgy Program

Public Health

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE FACULTAD DE MEDICINA, ESCUELA DE MEDICINA, DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD PÚBLICA.

Santiago, Chile