This fall, the Professional Master’s Program in Applied Mathematics will welcome Dr. Judith Law to the Program as the Associate Director! On top of serving as the Associate Director, Dr. Law will join the Applied Mathematics faculty as an Instructor.
As a researcher, Dr. Law is interested primarily in hierarchical and Bayesian statistics. Her interest in this area stems her time as a PhD student at the University of Maryland when she took a course in small area estimation. Upon earning her PhD in Applied Statistics, Dr. Law became a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care. During her time there, Dr. Law modeled a separable covariance structure that is the sum of a set of Kronecker products. Dr. Law earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and worked in corporate finance for many years. She decided to complement her business knowledge with a strong understanding of specialized statistical methods.
Dr. Law explained further, saying the following:
“The years that I spent working after receiving my MBA and before joining the PhD program have given me insight into how business leaders make decisions and formulate strategy. I know that better decisions could be made in many arenas with the use of modern statistical methods. I am looking forward to working with the Professional Master’s students as they reflect on their accomplishments, set goals for the upcoming term, and plan their next steps.”
The Department congratulates Dr. Law on becoming the Associate Director of the Professional Master’s Program and is excited to welcome her as an Instructor this fall!