Catherine (Kate) Calder

  • Department Chair
  • Professor
  • Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
Portrait of Catherine (Kate) Calder


  • Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Statistics
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Network Analysis


Catherine (Kate) Calder joined the Statistics and Data Sciences faculty in 2019 and currently serves as department chair. Previously, she spent 16 years on the faculty of The Ohio State University. She served as an associate director (2015–2018) and co-director (2018–2019) of the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, an NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Research Institute located on the Ohio State campus. She is currently an associate editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics and Bayesian Analysis and has served the profession through various elected roles in sections of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and in the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. Her research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, NASA, and other agencies and foundations. She received the ASA Section on Statistics and the Environment’s 2013 Young Investigator Award and was elected Fellow of the ASA in 2014. Professor Calder's current research focuses on spatio-temporal statistics, Bayesian methods, and network analysis. Her work is motivated by applications in the environmental, social, and health sciences. 


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Duke University, 2003