I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University under Michele Guindani and Marina Vannucci, working on the development of innovative statistical methods and tools for the analysis of highly dimensional datasets, with domain of applications ranging from genomics to neuroscience. I completed my PhD in September 2011 in Statistics and Stochastic Modeling working with Athanasios Kottas. My dissertation developed a framework for Bayesian analysis of dose-response studies through dependent nonparametric modeling for categorical responses. I received my bachelors and masters degrees from Brigham Young University, where my masters research included the investigation of Bayesian approaches for the analysis of microarray data under the supervision of Natalie Blades.

Research Interests: Bayesian nonparametrics, multivariate ordinal regression, analysis of dose-response studies, toxicology and nanomedical data, population dynamics modeling, principle and independent component analysis.

Publications and Works in Progress:
  1. Fronczyk K, Kottas A, and Munch S. (2012) "Flexible modeling for stock-recruitment relationships using Bayesian nonparametric mixtures." Environmental and Ecological Statistics. Volume 19, 183-204.
  2. Fronczyk K and Kottas A. "A Bayesian nonparametric modeling framework for developmental toxicity studies." UCSC-SOE Tech Report 2010-11. Under revision for JASA.
  3. Fronczyk K and Kottas A. "Bayesian approach to the analysis of quantal bioassay settings with nonparametric mixture models." UCSC-SOE Tech Report 2012-01. Under revision for Biometrics.
  4. Fronczyk K and Kottas A. "Risk assessment for toxicity experiments comprising joint discrete-continuous outcomes: A Bayesian nonparametric approach." UCSC-SOE Tech Report 2012-02. In preparation for submission to The Annals of Applied Statistics.
  5. Fronczyk K and Kottas A. "Nonparametric mixture modeling for developmental toxicology data with pre-implantation exposure." UCSC-SOE Tech Report 2010-16. In preparation for submission to JRSS-C.
  6. Fronczyk K and Kottas A. "Nonparametric Bayesian modeling for ordinal response bioassay experiments, with an application to cytogenetic dosimetry." In preparation for submission to Biometrics.