Brian David Williamson


I'm currently a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington.

My dissertation work is with Marco Carone and Noah Simon. We develop nonparametric methods for possibly high-dimensional data, with applications in HIV/AIDS, through our collaboration with Peter Gilbert.

I also work as a research assistant (RA) with Jim Hughes, Deborah Donnell, and Brett Hanscom. We work on methods for rigorously adapting non-inferiority margins under observable non-constancy, particularly in HIV prevention clinical trials.

Check out my GitHub and LinkedIn. Contact me via e-mail at brianw26WHALE[at]uw[dot]edu (replace text in square brackets with the symbol, and remove any mention of large marine mammals in all caps).

For a PDF version of my CV, click here.

Research Interests

  • Statistical inference in infinite-dimensional models

  • Estimation with online data

  • Clinical trials

  • Statistical methods for cancer research and HIV/AIDS research

For some specifics, see my Research page and my CV.

Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Pre-Doctoral Instructor, University of Washington

    • BIOST 311, Regression Methods in the Health Sciences, March–June 2018

  • Lead TA, University of Washington

    • BIOST 511, Medical Biometry I, September–December 2017

  • TA, University of Washington

    • Biostatistics service courses, R package development, June 2014–June 2015

    • BIOST 571, Advanced Regression Methods for Dependent Data, January–March 2017

    • BIOST 311, Regression Methods for the Health Sciences, March–June 2017

  • Instructor, University of Washington

    • School of Public Health Math/R Workshop, September 2016 and 2017


Selected Honors and Awards

  • NIH F31

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2018

  • ASA Biometrics Section Travel Award, JSM, 2018

  • Most Outstanding Oral Student Paper Award, WNAR, 2017

  • Top Scholar Incoming Student Award, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2014

  • Distinction in the Senior Exercise, Pomona College, May 2014

  • Best Insight, UCLA DataFest, June 2013