Assistant Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Office: 304 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Parker is an assistant research professor in MSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the CBE's bio-statistician working primarily with the CBE's Standardized Biofilm Methods team. Current projects include methods development work for the Environmental Protection Agency and inter-laboratory study design and analysis for ASTM International. His research interests include modeling of complex biological systems (biofilms in the environment and in the lab, neural coding, vision systems), Bayesian inverse problems, iterative sampling from high dimensional densities, bifurcations with symmetries, and annealing/clustering schemes.
Biofilm related publications searchable via CBE Publications Database
“MSU hosts fifth annual conference to help move life-saving products to the marketplace” MSU News Service February 15, 2018
“MSU researchers help EPA with first ever biofilm product standards” MSU News Service November 8, 2017
“Bio-statistician with MSU’s Center for Biofilm Engineering earns top EPA award” MSU News Service June 9, 2016