Toryn Schafer

Toryn Schafer

Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell University

Biography

I am a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Cornell University working with Dr. David Matteson. I finished my PhD in 2020 at the University of Missouri advised by Dr. Christopher Wikle. My quantitative research interests span many topics, but with an underlying commonality that includes spatio-temporal modeling, Bayesian statistics, and alternative learning frameworks such as machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning. I am highly motivated by scientific hypotheses with an emphasis on ecological and environmental applications.

Interests
  • Spatio-temporal statistics
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Ecology
  • Energy
  • Sports
Education
  • PhD in Statistics, 2020

    University of Missouri

  • MA in Statistics, 2018

    University of Missouri

  • BSc in Statistics & Wildlife Biology, 2014

    Colorado State University