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Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership

 

Kyle Bemis (Zuni Pueblo)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study:      Statistics

Hometown:           Indianapolis, Indiana

Education:            2011 - M.S., Applied Statistics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

                           2010 - B.S., Statistics & Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Research Focus:  Developing statistical and computational methods for analysis of DESI
                           and MALDI imaging mass spectrometry data.

Major Advisor:      Dr. Olga Vitek, Department of Statistics and Department of Computer Science

Selected Presentations:  

Kyle D. Bemis, Livia Eberlin, Cheng Zheng, Christina Ferreira, R. Graham Cooks, and
Olga Vitek (2012). “Statistically Visualizing the Mass Spectra: Integrating chemistry and
statistics to discover new biological insights with DESI-imaging.” American Indian Science
and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, Anchorage, AK, November 1, 2012.

Kyle D. Bemis, Livia Eberlin, Cheng Zheng, Christina Ferreira, R. Graham Cooks, and
Olga Vitek (2012). “A Workflow for Efficient Processing and Spatial Segmentation (with
Automated Feature Selection) for DESI Imaging Mass Spectrometry.” Bioinformatics
Seminar Series, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, October 30, 2012.

Kyle D. Bemis, Livia Eberlin, Christina Ferreira, R. Graham Cooks, and Olga Vitek (2012).
“Regularized Spatial Segmentation of DESI Imaging Mass Spectrometry Data using
Spatially-Aware Sparse Clustering.” International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
Student Council Symposium, Long Beach, CA, July 13, 2012.

Kyle D. Bemis, Livia Eberlin, Christina Ferreira, R. Graham Cooks, and Olga Vitek (2012).
“Signal Processing and Spatial Segmentation of DESI Imaging Mass Spectrometry Data with
Regularized and Spatially-Aware Clustering.” RECOMB Satellite Conference on Computational
Proteomics, La Jolla, CA, April 6–8, 2012. 

Professional Organization Membership:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Purdue Chapter

  American Statistical Association (ASA)

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Native American Student Association (NASA), Purdue University

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

        2012-2015, National Science Foundation GRFP Fellowship

2012-2013, Vice President, Purdue University AISES Chapter

        2012. Runner Up in Graduate Oral Competition, AISES National Conference, Anchorage, AK

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient