Assistant Professor

University of California Santa Barbara

Alexander Franks

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research interests include covariance estimation, Bayesian inference, sensitivity analysis, causal inference, and missing data. I’m interested in the analysis of “omics” data, with a recent focus on proteomics. I also work in sports analytics with a focus on basketball.

I am on the executive committee of the Career Development Network (CDN) for the Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA).


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, 2015

    Harvard University

  • Sc.M. in Applied Mathematics, 2010

    Brown Unniversity

  • Sc.B. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 2009

    Brown University