Radu Herbei

Professor of Statistics & Co-Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Administration

I am generally interested in statistical inference for stochastic processes, in particular, univariate and multivariate stochastic differential equations and stochastic partial differential equations. More specifically, my contributions are in the area of "exact" inference, that is, inference that does not depend on user-selected grids, or approximations. A significant component in this area is the use of a Bernoulli factory, i.e. an algorithm which simulates exact Bernoulli random variates with an unknown success probability. I work on developing exact Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques which only use approximations of the intractable target probability density function. Such methods are computationally intensive and thus I am also interested in high-performance GPU computing.

Radu Herbei joined the statistics faculty in 2006. He currently serves as the Co-Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Administration in the Statistics Department at The Ohio State University. He also currently serves as the Publications Officer for the Statistical Computing section of the American Statistical Association. His research has been funded by NSF and ONR.

Areas of Expertise
  • Applied Probability
  • Monte Carlo and MCMC Methods
  • Inverse Problems
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • PhD, Florida State University (2006)
Radu Herbei
(614) 247-7487
Cockins Hall, Room 223
1958 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210