Christopher Franck has been named as an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, part of the College of Science.

Franck earned his bachelor of science from Virginia Tech and his master’s and doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University, all in statistics.

Previously an assistant research professor within the department, his research focuses on latent group analysis in factorial studies, modeling and model selection in behavioral economic choice experiments, spatial modeling and monitoring, and bioinformatics.

Franck also is an affiliated faculty member of the School of Neuroscience.

He is one of 18 tenured and tenure-track faculty members to join the College of Science and its affiliated programs this year. The college is made up of eight departments, including biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics, in addition to the new neuroscience school and the Academy of Integrated Science. The academy includes programs in nanoscience, computational modeling and data analytics, systems biology, the Integrated Science Curriculum, and the minor, science technology and the law.  

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