Benjamin B. Risk

Benjamin B. Risk

Principal Investigator

Research interests

Statistics for neuroimaging; computational neuroscience; cognitive science; spatio-temporal processes; dimension reduction; multivariate statistics; independent component analysis; environmental statistics; functional data analysis.


  • Ph.D. Statistics, Cornell University
    Advisors: David Ruppert and David Matteson
  • M.S. Statistics, Cornell University
  • M.S. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dartmouth College

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, July 2017 – present
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
  • Postdoc, August 2015 – June 2017
    Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Research Triangle​ Park, NC
    Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Advisors: Hongtu Zhu (MD Anderson) and Daniel Rowe (Marquette University)