Galin Jones

School of Statistics       Office: 347 Ford Hall
University of MinnesotaEmail: galin@umn.edu
224 Church Street S. E.Phone: 612.624.8862
Minneapolis, MN 55455 Fax: 612.624.8868

Overview

My main research interest is Markov chain Monte Carlo, but I'm also interested in formal (objective) Bayesian methods and applications in biological and environmental settings. I have recently started working on Bayesian approaches to analyzing data arising from functional neuroimaging experiments, which allows me to blend my interest in Markov chain Monte Carlo and Bayesian inference with my interest in biological applications.

Publications

Books

Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Edited by S. Brooks, A. Gelman, G. L. Jones and X.-L Meng.

Advances in Modern Statistical Theory and Applications: A Festschrift in honor of Morris L. Eaton Edited by G. L. Jones and X. Shen

Neuroimaging

M. Bezener, L. Eberly, J. Hughes, G. L. Jones, and D. Musgrove. Bayesian spatiotemporal modeling for detecting neuronal activation via functional magnetic resonance imaging. pdf.

M. Bezener, J. Hughes, G. L. Jones. Bayesian spatiotemporal modeling using hierarchical spatial priors with applications to functional magnetic resonance imaging pdf.

K.-J. Lee, G. L. Jones, B. S. Caffo and S. Bassett. Spatial Bayesian variable selection models on functional magnetic resonance imaging time-series data. Bayesian Analysis. PubMed Supplemental material pdf, pdf and pdf

Formal Bayes

B. P. Shea and G. L. Jones. Evaluating default priors with a generalization of Eaton's Markov chain. Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques. pdf

M. L. Eaton, J. P. Hobert, G. L. Jones and W.-L. Lai. Evaluation of formal posterior distributions via Markov chain arguments. The Annals of Statistics. arXiv extended version

M. L. Eaton, J. P. Hobert and G. L. Jones. On perturbations of strongly admissible prior distributions. Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Probabilités et Statistiques pdf

Stochastic Optimization

B. S. Caffo, W. Jank and G. L. Jones. Ascent-Based Monte Carlo EM. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B. pdf

Markov chain Monte Carlo

D. Vats, J. M. Flegal and G. L. Jones. Multivariate output analysis for Markov chain Monte Carlo arXiv

D. Vats, J. M. Flegal and G. L. Jones. Strong consistency of multivariate spectral variance estimators in Markov chain Monte Carlo. arXiv

A. A. Johnson and G. L. Jones. Geometric ergodicity of random scan Gibbs samplers for hierarchical one-way random effects models. Journal of Multivariate Analysis pdf

F. Acosta, G. L. Jones, and M. Huber. Markov chain Monte Carlo with linchpin variables. pdf

C. Doss, J. M. Flegal, G. L. Jones and R. C. Neath. Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation of quantiles. Electronic Journal of Statistics . pdf

G. L. Jones, G. O. Roberts, and J. S. Rosenthal. Convergence of conditional Metropolis-Hastings samplers. Advances in Applied Probability. pdf

A. A. Johnson, G. L. Jones and R. C. Neath. Component-wise Markov chain Monte Carlo. Statistical Science pdf

A. Tan, G. L. Jones and J. P. Hobert. On the geometric ergodicity of two-variable Gibbs samplers. Advances in Modern Statistical Theory and Applications: A Festschrift in honor of Morris L. Eaton arXiv Project Euclid

J. M. Flegal and G. L. Jones. Implementing MCMC: Estimating with confidence. Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Paper and Sweave documentation

A. A. Johnson and G. L. Jones. Gibbs sampling for a Bayesian hierarchical general linear model. Electronic Journal of Statistics . arXiv

J. M. Flegal and G. L. Jones. Batch means and spectral variance estimators in Markov chain Monte Carlo. The Annals of Statistics arXiv

J. M. Flegal, M. Haran, and G. L. Jones. Markov chain Monte Carlo: Can we trust the third significant figure? Statistical Science. arXiv

G. L. Jones and A. A. Johnson. Comment: Gibbs sampling, exponential families, and orthogonal polynomials. Statistical Science. arXiv

G. L. Jones, M. Haran, B. S. Caffo and R. C. Neath. Fixed-width output analysis for Markov chain Monte Carlo. Journal of the American Statistical Association. arXiv, talk pdf.

J. P. Hobert, G. L. Jones and C. P. Robert. Using a Markov chain to construct a tractable approximation of an intractable probability distribution. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics. paper pdf and talk

G. L. Jones. On the Markov chain central limit theorem. Probability Surveys. arXiv

G. L. Jones and J. P. Hobert. Sufficient burn-in for Gibbs samplers for a hierarchical random effects model. The Annals of Statistics. arXiv

J. P. Hobert, G. L. Jones, B. Presnell and J. S. Rosenthal. On the applicability of regenerative simulation in Markov chain Monte Carlo. Biometrika. pdf

G. L. Jones and J. P. Hobert. Honest exploration of intractable probability distributions via Markov chain Monte Carlo. Statistical Science. pdf

G. L. Jones and J. P. Hobert. Markov chain Monte Carlo Encyclopedia of Environmetrics pdf

Applications

Ferrer-Vincent, I. J., Bruehl, M., Pan, D. and Jones, G. L. Introducing scientific literature to honors general chemistry students: First-year embedded information literacy and the nature of research. The Journal of Chemical Education.

McCown, J. L., Cooke, K. L., Hanel, R. M., Jones, G. L., Hill, R. C. Effect of antivenin dose on outcome from crotalid envenomation: 218 dogs (1988-2006). Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care PubMed

Hill, R. C., Burrows, C. F., Bauer, J. E., Ellison, G. W., Finke, M. D. and Jones, G. L. Texturized vegetable protein containing indigestible carbohydrate from soy affects post-prandial blood insulin concentrations in normal dogs fed high fat diets. The Journal of Nutrition Link

Hill, R. C., Lewis, D. D., Randell, S. J., Scott, K. C., Omori, M., Sundstrom, D. A., Jones, G. L., Speakman, R. F., and Butterwick, R. F. Effect of mild restriction of food intake on the speed of racing greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research PubMed

Andrew, S. E., Nguyen, A., Jones, G. L., and Brooks, D.E. Seasonal effects on the aerobic bacterial and fungal conjunctival flora of normal thoroughbred brood mares in Florida. Veterinary Opthalmology PubMed

Colahan, P. T., Bailey, J. E., Chou, C. C., Johnson, M., Rice, B. L., Jones, G. L., Cheeks J.P. Effect of flunixin meglumine on selected physiologic and performance parameters of athletically conditioned thoroughbred horses subjected to an incremental exercise stress test. Veterinary Therapeutics PubMed

Colahan, P. T., Bailey, J. E., Johnson, M., Rice, B. L., Chou, C. C.,Cheeks J.P., Jones, G. L., Yang, M. Effect of sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine on selected physiologic and performance parameters in athletically conditioned thoroughbred horses during an incremental exercise stress test. Veterinary Therapeutics PubMed

Scott, K. C., Hill, R. C., Lewis, D. D., Gronwall, R., Sundstrom, D. A., Jones, G. L., and Harper, J. Serum ascorbic acid concentrations in previously unsupplemented greyhounds after administration of a single dose of ascorbic acid intravenously or per os. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition PubMed

Marshall, R. J., Scott, K. C., Hill, R. C., Lewis, D. D., Sundstrom, D., Harper, J., and Jones, G. L. Supplemental vitamin C appears to slow racing greyhounds. The Journal of Nutrition PubMed

Iczkowski, K. A., Casella, G., Seppala, R. J., Jones, G. L., Mishler, B. A., Qian, J., and Bostwick, D. G. Needle core length in sextant biopsy influences prostate cancer detection rate. Urology PubMed

Lorenzo--Figueras, M., Jones, G. L., and Merritt, A. M. Effects of various diets on gastric tone in the proximal portion of the stomach of horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research PubMed

Hill, R. C., Fox, L. E., Lewis, D. D., Beale, K. A., Nachreiner, R. E., Scott, K. C., Sundstrom, D. A., Jones, G. L., and Butterwick, R. F. The effect of racing and training on serum thyroid hormone concentrations in racing greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research PubMed

M. C. Walker, R. C. Hill, W. G. Guilford, K. C. Scott, G. L. Jones and C. D. Buergelt. Postprandial venous ammonia concentrations in the diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine PubMed

R. C. Hill, D. D. Lewis, K. C. Scott, M. Omori, D. Sundstrom, G. L. Jones, J. R. Speakman, C. A. Doyle and R. F. Butterwick. Effect of increased dietary protein and decreased dietary carbohydrate on performance and body composition in racing greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research PubMed

P. S. Snyder, D. Sadek and G. L. Jones. Effect of amlodipine on echocardiographic variables in cats with systemic hypertension. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine PubMed

R. C. Hill, M. S. Bloomberg, V. Legrand-Defretin, I. H. Burger, S. M. Hillock, and G. L. Jones. Maintenance energy requirements and the effect of diet on performance in racing greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research PubMed

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