College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Leif Ellingson is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include:
- shape analysis
- statistics on manifolds and sample spaces with manifold stratification
- statistical applications in bioinformatics and computational biology
Professor Ellingson's dissertation research was in shape analysis with a focus on computationally efficient methodology in application to the study of planar contours and structural proteomics.
Prior to his appointment, professor Ellingson completed a Ph.D. in statistics in 2011 and a master's degree in 2009 at Florida State University. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland in 2007. Additionally, he was an active participant in the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute's 2010-2011 Analysis of Object Data program.