Affiliate Associate Professor
Not accepting graduate students
Fields of interest
I am interested in developing statistically rigorous answers to concrete, data driven biological questions. I specialize in evolutionary biology problems that often intersect other biological areas, such as population genetics, epidemiology, and comparative genomics. A central methodological theme that cuts across all facets of my research is statistical inference for stochastic processes. I work with stochastic models that can describe complex dynamics of biological systems, but remain computationally tractable and interpretable from a scientific point of view. I have recently expanded my application domain by developing statistical methodology for stochastic processes that arise in medical statistics and in studies of infectious disease dynamics.
Vladimir Minin is an Associate Professor of Statistics and Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was advised by Marc Suchard. His dissertation included mathematical modeling and Bayesian analyses of viral evolution and won a Savage award for the best Bayesian dissertation in Applied Methodology by the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. He is interested in stochastic modeling, evolution, and epidemiology.
A joint model for multistate disease processes and random informative observation times, with applications to electronic medical records data.
Lange, Jane M., Hubbard Rebecca A., Inoue Lurdes Y. T., and Minin Vladimir N.
, Biometrics, 2015 Mar, Volume 71, Issue 1, p.90-101, (2015)
Predictable transcriptome evolution in the convergent and complex bioluminescent organs of squid.
Pankey, Sabrina M., Minin Vladimir N., Imholte Greg C., Suchard Marc A., and Oakley Todd H.
, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014 Nov 4, Volume 111, Issue 44, p.E4736-42, (2014)
Heritability estimation of osteoarthritis in the pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) with a look toward future data collection.
Chi, Peter B., Duncan Andrea E., Kramer Patricia A., and Minin Vladimir N.
, PeerJ, 2014, Volume 2, p.e373, (2014)
Estimation for general birth-death processes.
Crawford, Forrest W., Minin Vladimir N., and Suchard Marc A.
, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2014 Apr, Volume 109, Issue 506, p.730-747, (2014)
rbrothers: R Package for Bayesian Multiple Change-Point Recombination Detection.
Irvahn, Jan, Chattopadhyay Sujay, Sokurenko Evgeni V., and Minin Vladimir N.
, Evolutionary bioinformatics online, 2013, Volume 9, p.235-8, (2013)
Fitting birth–death processes to panel data with applications to bacterial DNA fingerprinting
Doss, Charles R., Suchard Marc A., Holmes Ian, Kato-Maeda Midori, and Minin Vladimir N.
, The Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 7, Number 4, p.2315–2335, (2013)
Phylogeography of the Trans-Volcanic bunchgrass lizard (Sceloporus bicanthalis) across the highlands of south-eastern Mexico
Leaché, Adam D., Palacios Julia A., Minin Vladimir N., and Bryson Robert W.
, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 110, Number 4, p.852–865, (2013)